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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,959 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Bear Narrator: Sharon Williams Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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Greg Bear is a writer who is rapidly redefining the shape of the modern hard science-fiction novel (Keith Ferrell, Omni magazine), and in Moving Mars he explores one very plausible scenario for the future of Earth's neighboring planet.

Mars is a colonial world governed by corporate interests on Earth. The citizens of Mars are hardworking, brave, and intelligent, but held back by their lack of access to the best education, and the desire of Earthly powers to keep the best inventions for themselves.

The young Martians - the second and third generation born on Mars - have little loyalty to Earth and a strong belief that their planet can be independent. The revolution begins slowly, but matures to its inevitable conclusion. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 2/19/2014

    " I agree with those who've said this book is a slow burn. The first two-thirds is full of a lot more politics and feelings than I would otherwise care for, but it all adds up to providing a compelling context for the race-to-the-finish final third. Pretty cool concept, but I do believe it could have been tightened up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dev | 2/17/2014

    " All Bear's stories are challenging and thought provoking, though sometimes to the point of headache inducing as one tries to wrap his mind around mathematical constructs that actually exist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/10/2014

    " First 2/3 was slow ... last 1/3 was great. If the whole book had been like the last 1/3 I'd have given it a 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/7/2014

    " Science fiction doesn't get any better than this. A classic in my family, we reference it quite a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffery | 2/5/2014

    " Absolutely loved this book. The author does a great job of gradually introducing and advancing the complexities of the science and social and political future portrayed in the story. Very believable and smart. This is not a book for dummies. Well paced and often very exciting. I had to read the last 100 pages straight through. Excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Schnell | 2/5/2014

    " A very enjoyable read. This is probably as close as I will ever get to living on Mars. With the possible exception of the pictures NASA is having sent back to Earth from the Rovers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fuzzy John | 1/21/2014

    " This is a clever book that could have benefited from being about 50 pages shorter. There are some brilliant portions regarding negotiations between Earth and Mars that tie in nicely the interaction of human failings and the larger goals that that human is trying to achieve. Well worth the time, but drags on in several spots. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/20/2014

    " Too much science for me, but interesting to see humans "enhanced" or "therapied." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Brooks | 12/25/2013

    " When this book finally gets to the point, it is fun. But it takes about 300 pages of back story to get there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomi | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent! I was drawn in to the point I thought the Mars tech was real. I spent a couple of days wondering if I could afford an enhancement and which would I choose. Good ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 12/4/2013

    " I love this book! This is one of those books that has stayed with me through the years. I know I will read it again someday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micky | 12/3/2013

    " Hard sci-fi, verbose character development and richly textured story form a solid foundation for some incredible insights into theoretical weaponry. If you like this you'll love Anvil of Stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 6/15/2013

    " Finally an author who really knows how to play up the science side of sci-fi. Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spike Anderson | 11/30/2012

    " decent- i understand why it won awards It was worth reading but i glazed over with the hard science explanations...too in depth but the story and the details were creative, original, and well thought out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 11/5/2012

    " the politics of the novel were a mire but the Moving Mars ending (it's kinda given away by the title) is great "

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

    " Not what I expected at all.. I still can't decide if its a political thriller, a love story, or a science fiction war novel. It was interesting and entertaining, but somehow I felt it lacked something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dragynlady | 8/13/2012

    " not my favorite Greg Bear, but still enjoyed it. Interesting Political commentary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dirk Gently | 7/6/2012

    " Tried really hard but finally gave up. Too slow. Too long. Why do I care? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 4/26/2011

    " Not what I expected at all.. I still can't decide if its a political thriller, a love story, or a science fiction war novel. It was interesting and entertaining, but somehow I felt it lacked something.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/2/2011

    " Too much science for me, but interesting to see humans "enhanced" or "therapied." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " the politics of the novel were a mire but the Moving Mars ending (it's kinda given away by the title) is great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moonglum | 10/31/2010

    " A believable 23rd century combined with some cool super science, a few dramatic standoffs, and a compelling central character make this enjoyable to read. The book is less about mars than it is about the fiction of mars and about the possibilities for humans 200 years from now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spike | 6/19/2010

    " decent- i understand why it won awards It was worth reading but i glazed over with the hard science explanations...too in depth but the story and the details were creative, original, and well thought out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 3/12/2010

    " First 2/3 was slow ... last 1/3 was great. If the whole book had been like the last 1/3 I'd have given it a 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 12/31/2009

    " I love this book! This is one of those books that has stayed with me through the years. I know I will read it again someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 12/17/2009

    " Finally an author who really knows how to play up the science side of sci-fi. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannine | 11/3/2009

    " This was a very interesting story - I liked it very much. "

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About the Author
Author Greg Bear

Greg Bear is an American author of more than forty books spanning the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. His science fiction works have covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural practice, and accelerated evolution. His fiction has garnered five Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, the Monty Award, and the Heinlein Award. He has also been an illustrator of science fiction works in both hardcover and paperback. He has written articles on film for the Los Angeles Times and book reviews for the San Diego Union. He is a founding member of the Association of Science Fiction Artists and of the San Diego Comic-Con. and has served as president and vice president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has also served as a consultant for NASA, the US Army, the State Department, and other organizations on such matters as crime and criminal justice, virology and evolution, and bio security.

About the Narrator

Sharon Williams is a stage actress and freelance on-camera and voice talent. She has appeared in many productions in Kalamazoo-area theaters. She has also played a role on TV’s Unsolved Mysteries. Sharon and her husband have one son, an aspiring photographer and rock musician.