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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,920 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Mars Trilogy Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781436121187
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In Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson imagined a near future where humankind established the first colonies on Mars and began to make the planet inhabitable for humans. In this stunning sequel to that Nebula Award-winning novel, Robinson takes the colonization of Mars to a new generation, with a new set of problems and concerns. The initial Martian pioneers had fierce disagreements about how the planet should be used by humans. This led to a war that threatened the lives of billions of people on both Mars and Earth. Now, the second generation of settlers continues the struggle to survive the hostile yet strangely beautiful environment of the red planet. Their decisions and actions will ultimately determine whether Mars will simply be a sanctuary for scientists, a source of raw materials for Earth, or something much more. Richard Ferrone's robust narration of this thrilling, timeless tale captures the fascinating diversity of Robinson's compelling characters, taking listeners to the farthest frontier of humanity's struggle to survive. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 2/15/2014

    " Too much sex and between creepily old people. It's hard to believe these 120 year olds getting all worked up over each other. The other thing I didn't like was that one of the moholes became a volcano but it only figures in one scene and is not mentioned again in the rest of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Heywood | 2/4/2014

    " the story started in Red Mars taken to step 2. the original colonists have moved on into development, fractures in utopia are showing through. Again a well handled practical look at living on a colonised world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yuravian | 1/27/2014

    " Very philosophical, at times extremely dense, but definitely a Book Series Worth Reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 1/4/2014

    " Third in the trilogy. Loved this one too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 1/2/2014

    " The books are mainly about high-detail character development and technology references. Not a high-action SCIFI novel, but I am enjoying the progression. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/26/2013

    " Second in the classic hard science fiction trilogy. Many of my Harvey Mudd classmates read and enjoyed the trilogy, but you may be surprised to learn my Mom read and enjoyed the trilogy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 11/13/2013

    " really dragged ass for the middle 1/2, strong start and strong ending. Onward... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mostephl | 10/23/2013

    " different from the first one, but just as good. can't wait for blue! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Cawthon | 10/14/2013

    " A solid second book in the series. Keeping the dynamics of old characters while introducing new ones. Entertaining but largely unremarkable. Puts more pressure on the final book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 10/11/2013

    " the story continues... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 9/3/2013

    " One of the great SF series of all time! I agree with Arthur C. Clarke when he said, "It should be required reading for the colonists of the next century." Rarely has a colonization story been realized with such realism - of personalities, of politics, of culture, and of science. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 3/7/2013

    " ....and this might be where I gave up on this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Inyo | 12/27/2012

    " This one was my favorite in the series. I was really into the ecology/terraforming aspect of this book, which isnt surprising since I am a botanist/ecologist, but nevertheless I recommend it to anyone who has any interest in that topic at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 5/27/2012

    " Upon rereading this, I have to bump it up a star. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen (Elf TajMuttHall) Finch | 1/3/2012

    " The books interested me less and intrigued me less, possibly as Mars became more and more like earth and the issues and problems became more and more like what one might expect on Earth (given, and Earth of the future and a Mars of the future). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 djcb | 12/31/2011

    " Somewhat 'realistic' tale about the colonization of Mars, focusing on the politics and the relations with Earth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremie | 12/17/2011

    " Much like Red Mars, great to see the planet evolving on it's own :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia | 6/22/2011

    " much more fast-paced than Red Mars. still astounding in breadth of scientific, socio-economic, and cultural subject matters. you will choose favorites out of the many characters here, guaranteed (that is, unless you're disliking the read). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Lindberg | 5/29/2011

    " If you liked the first one then this is good enough to keep on going "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 5/15/2011

    " Dragged on. in the end, I couldn't finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 4/8/2011

    " This series began to lose me about here. How could terraforming mars be so boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Odemo | 3/30/2011

    " What else can i say about one of the best novels of philosophical "hard sci-fi" of all time? Stanley's work delves into the depths of Mars and its people to the point that forces the reader to take sides in an ideological struggle for survival. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/14/2011

    " If you liked the first one then this is good enough to keep on going "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 1/12/2011

    " ....and this might be where I gave up on this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/9/2011

    " interesting transition from book 1 to 2. very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Per | 12/27/2010

    " A worthy follow-up to Red Mars. You're going to witness a person acquire and cure themselves of non-fluent aphasia, and the author writes an account of that fairly well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/15/2010

    " Not as compelling as Red Mars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/23/2010

    " Just as good as the last, though getting slightly silly (well, silly enough that I won't read the third.) "

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About the Author
Author Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is noted for the verisimilitude of his characters and for the meticulously researched hard-science basis of his work. His works contain ecological themes and emphasize the strong link between the human characters and the natural world. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo awards. 

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.