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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Grand Tour Series Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781470801434
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lab | 1/19/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Roy | 12/14/2013

    " 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 11/14/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Fernandez | 10/11/2013

    " Typical Bova sci-fi: great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/16/2013

    " Excellent. Finished it in just two days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/26/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rennie | 1/15/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lonnie Richey | 1/14/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 9/6/2012

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip Benge | 8/20/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dado Ellis | 5/7/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Bradshaw | 11/22/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/25/2011

    " Excellent. Finished it in just two days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 5/25/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 4/28/2011

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dena | 3/23/2011

    " 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!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 3/20/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 3/7/2011

    " 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.

    "

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About the Author
Author Ben Bova

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has 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.