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Author: Ian McDonald Narrator: Suzanne Toren, Soneela Nankani, Thom Rivera Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Luna Trilogy Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781504623827
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The scions of a falling house must navigate a world of corporate warfare to maintain their family’s status in the moon’s vicious political atmosphere.

The moon wants to kill you—whether it’s being unable to pay your per diem for your allotted food, water, and air, or just getting caught up in a fight between the moon’s ruling corporations, the Five Dragons. You must fight for every inch you want to gain in the moon’s near-feudal society. And that is just what Adriana Corta did.

As the leader of the moon’s newest “dragon,” Adriana has wrested control of the moon’s helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal Corporation and fought to earn her family’s new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana’s five children must defend their mother’s empire from her many enemies—and each other.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ian McDonald’s never written a bad novel, but this is a great Ian McDonald novel…McDonald has ten details for every detail proffered by other sf writers. Not gratuitous details, either: gracious ones…We meet…a panoply of great passions and low desires.”

    Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[In] his superb near-future series launch…McDonald creates a complex and fascinating civilization featuring believable technology, and the characters are fully developed, with individually gripping stories.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

  • “McDonald specializes in big cast sf with exotic settings, and this volume excels on those points.”

    Library Journal

  • “McDonald does a masterful job of alternating perspectives to paint a fascinating picture of family drama and corporate greed set against a backdrop of imaginative postcyberpunk technology, and Adriana’s backstory, told in a series of confessionals, adds depth to the plot.”


  • “As the main narrator, Thom Rivera deals the most with the audiobook’s Portuguese words, particularly character names, which figure prominently…Suzanne Toren provides a compelling narration of the portions of the book told from the point of view of the matriarch. She delivers her part with a nuanced mix of nostalgia, steely determination, and dominance. Soneela Nankani’s performance also succeeds. This complex tale presents a large cast of characters, explicit sex, and family drama in a harsh environment that breeds strong competition and greed.”


  • A 2015 British Science Fiction Association Award Shortlist Selection

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About the Author

Ian McDonald is the author of highly acclaimed science fiction novels. He has been a three-time winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award and has won the Locus Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and others. His book Time Was was a finalist for the 2019 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished science fiction.

About the Narrators

Suzanne Toren, award-winning narrator, has over thirty years of experience in narration. She was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She has won the American Foundation for the Blind’s Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year, AudioFile magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, and she is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. She performs on and off Broadway and in regional theaters and has appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.

Soneela Nankani, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a classically trained actress, voice-over artist, and singer who has had roles in film and on television. She has worked with the award-winning Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Timothy Andrés Pabon is an English- and Spanish-speaking voice-over artist who has worked extensively in advertising and audiobook narration. He has had acting roles on House of Cards and has also been a costar on HBO’s acclaimed series The Wire opposite country music legend Steve Earl. As a stage actor, he has worked off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre, and his regional credits include Center Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, the Hippodrome, Olney Theatre, Rep Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theatre.