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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John J. Nance Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The year is 2009. For Kip Dawson, winning a passenger seat on American Space Adventure's first commercial spaceflight is a dream come true. One grand shot of insanity and he can return to earth fulfilled. It's a bittersweet moment of triumph, however, muted by his wife's terror over his accepting the prize. The day of the launch, Kip tries to reconcile his wife's and daughters' fears and even tries calling his estranged son, to no avail. He sets off, vowing to make amends upon his return. But a successful launch quickly morphs into chaos when a micrometeor punches through the wall of the spacecraft, leaving the radios as dead as the pilot.

In the blink of an eye, Kip Dawson is truly alone and has no way of navigating the ship home. With nothing to do but wait for his fate, Kip writes his epitaph on the ship's laptop computer, unaware that an audience of millions has discovered it and is tracking his every word on the Internet. As a massive struggle gets under way to rescue him, Kip has no idea that the world can hear his cries - or that his heroism in the face of death may sabotage his best chance of survival. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joe | 2/1/2014

    " As more of us think about heading out into earth orbit and deeper space, I found this unassuming, prescient story a spot-on combination of modern themes, including space accidents, personal space travel, space-junk shoot-downs, and intimate personal dramas played out to a mass audience on the Internet (sometimes unknowingly). All mixed into a thriller with a really human touch to it. Memorable scenes, well-written, even down to the foibles. Can't wait for the movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chelsey | 1/26/2014

    " Listen to this on CD with my husband. It was really interesting and entertaining and had some really good messages hidden in the craziness of it. The flow wasn't awesome and in some ways I finished it just to finish it but there was so many things that were intriguing, funny and entertaining but also that other part where it was immoral or boring or just not extremely truthful... I think if I told you about certain parts of this book, you would want to read it so bad but then you may be disappointed that the entire book didn't have that kind of power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lavada | 1/16/2014

    " very unique story. Man trapped in a space ship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 1/13/2014

    " One of those books the stress seeker has to read involving personal problems, a first interspace flight, a punctured spaceship struck by a meteorite and a seemingly slow passing of time waiting for your eventual death. While traveling around the earth the occupant begins to write his story on a computer totally unaware this is being broadcast to the entire world. His personal thoughts, loves, regrets, innermost thoughts, all going to the world setting up a massive attempt to save his life. The entire book is well written and weaves a piece of drama you just have to read. "

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