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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (153 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Grand Tour Series Release Date:
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Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he is admired by his friends, feared by his enemies, and desired by the world’s loveliest women. Acting as a twenty-first privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on space exploration and opened the solar system to all mankind—becoming one of the world’s richest men in the bargain.

Now an ecological crisis threatens Earth, one that will exterminate billions in a few short years if it continues unchecked. And the same politicians that Randolph outwitted the first time want to impose a world dictatorship to deal with it. Dan Randolph knows that the answer lies in more human freedom, not less—and in the boundless resources of space. But can he stay free long enough to give the world that chance?

A daring tale of one man’s struggle against overwhelming odds, Empire Builders is a stunning near-future thriller by one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Solid action-adventure/politicking/consciousness-raising from a veteran pro.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A rollicking good read!”


  • “More than anything, this succeeds as a political thriller…This book is scary in its precognostic powers…Stefan Rudnicki does an excellent job giving voices to each of the characters…He captures a variety of accents well, and the voices match the personalities.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Louise | 12/19/2012

    " Pretty good except I got annoyed in the beginning because the backstory on Jane and their relationship, as well as some of the history on Dan, didn't quite jibe with Powersat (which took place earlier in time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob Roy | 10/23/2012

    " This book written in 1993, makes the foolish statement that the levee's of New Orleans would fail! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric | 11/9/2011

    " A strange blend of politics, sci-fi and crime thriller. The story moves along but the main theme of impending climate catastrophe gets lost along the way somewhere. The characters were fun to follow though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keith | 8/31/2011

    " good solid sci-fi pulp, my first Ben Bova, looking forward to more "

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