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Author: Ben Bova Narrator: a full cast Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Grand Tour Series Release Date: February 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483067094

Publisher Description

What secrets lurk in the depths of Jupiter’s oceans?

In Ben Bova’s novel Jupiter, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s planet-wide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant’s team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet’s depths. However, one of Jupiter’s native creatures—a city-sized leviathan—saved the doomed ship. This creature’s act convinced Grant that they were intelligent, but he lacked scientific proof. Now, several years later, Grant prepares a new expedition to prove it once and for all. The new team faces dangers from both the hostile environment and from humans who will do anything to make sure the mission is a failure—even if it means murdering the entire crew.

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  • “Pure entertainment…If you love speculative science fiction, you’ll enjoy this one [to] no end: musing on the nature of life, the possibilities of space travel, and the both retrograde and expansive elements of human nature.”

    - NPR.org
  • “Multiple Hugo winner Bova’s eighteenth Grand Tour novel is a quick-paced space adventure.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Fully realized characters and a fast-action plot…Bova’s fans and hard SF lovers should flock to his latest novel.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Will keep readers turning pages, particularly if they are aficionados of hard-science SF—of which this is a stellar example and Bova one of the major creators.”

    - Booklist

Awards

  •  A Library Journal Best Book of 2011 for Science Fiction/Fantasy

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5

    " Ben Bova's Grand Tour, is a science fiction series that covers the expansion of humans throughout the solar system. The Leviathans of Jupiter is a novel about mankind making contact with an intelligent species found in the oceans of Jupiter. While its a stand-along book, it helps to have traveled the Grand Tour. "

    - Skyler, 7/13/2020
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book and I think you will, too if you have enjoyed Bova's planet series. There are a few characters from the first Jupiter book that have returned and some interesting new characters. The villain is a bit hackneyed. Definitely worth reading. "

    - Lab, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Intertwined with a tail of greed and ambition, is the question of how do you communicate with an alien species. This is one of Ben Bova's better yarns "

    - Rob, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Devoured this book after Shane picked it up from a "new book" display at the library. Must find more Ben Bova to read... "

    - Allison, 11/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Typical Bova sci-fi: great! "

    - Chris, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent. Finished it in just two days! "

    - David, 2/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was an interesting story. The characters were 2 dimensional, but that is common in hard SF books. "

    - Kate, 1/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A little light on the science and a tad too much on the girl in the bathing suit but overall satisfying. "

    - Rennie, 1/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Interesting from start to finish. Great end for evil character. "

    - Lonnie, 1/14/2013
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    " While the storyline is interesting it is a bit more juvenile than I have come to expect from mr Bova. Still all in all a decent read "

    - Richard, 9/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Ben Bova is one of the best scifi writers and this book is excellent reading "

    - Philip, 8/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've been reading Ben Bova for ages and I'm always back for more! "

    - Dado, 5/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Classic science fiction. Well written with more than one plot line. The author also left a plot line open for a follow-up book. "

    - Steve, 11/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent. Finished it in just two days! "

    - David, 6/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was an interesting story. The characters were 2 dimensional, but that is common in hard SF books. "

    - Kate, 5/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Intertwined with a tail of greed and ambition, is the question of how do you communicate with an alien species. This is one of Ben Bova's better yarns "

    - Rob, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What can I say about Ben Bova. Only that he keeps it crip, clear and up to date after writing for over fifty year. This is wonderful!!!!!!! "

    - Dena, 3/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Devoured this book after Shane picked it up from a "new book" display at the library. Must find more Ben Bova to read... "

    - Allison, 3/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is "the good stuff"! A great adventure in the clouds of Jupiter. Occasionally the science seemed a little wacky, and a few times the physical scale of things didn't feel right, but I can overlook that for such a grand and wild ride. "

    - Jeff, 3/7/2011

About the Author

Ben Bova (1932–2020), American author of more than one hundred books of science fact and fiction, was awarded posthumously the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. His work earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006. In his early career, he was a technical editor for Project Vanguard, the United States’s first effort to launch a satellite into space in 1958. He then was a science writer for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, which built the heat shields for the Apollo 11 module. He held the position of president emeritus of the National Space Society and served as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.