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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:
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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.”


  • “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.”


  •  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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Chris Fernandez | 10/11/2013

    " Typical Bova sci-fi: great! "

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