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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (579 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki, and full cast Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the best-selling novels Venus and Jupiter, Ben Bova dramatized the latest discoveries about our own solar system in an epic tale of near-future exploration and development. Now Bova turns his attention to one of our system's greatest mysteries, Saturn.

Earth groans under the thumb of fundamentalist political regimes. Crisis after crisis has given authoritarians the upper hand. Freedom and opportunity exist in space, for those with the nerve and skill to take it. Now the governments of Earth are encouraging many of their most incorrigible dissidents to join a great ark, a one-way expedition to Saturn, the ringed planet that baffled Galileo and has fascinated astronomers ever since.

But humans will be human, so amidst the idealism permeating Space Habitat Goddard are many individuals with long-term schemes, each awaiting their moment. And hidden from them is the greatest secret of all, the real purpose of this expedition, known to only a few.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike | 2/15/2014

    " This book was ok but not great. Lots of different shifts in terms of the power struggles that go on in the book. There are also lots of changes of perspective so you're never really sure what the whole purpose is -- until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phil Grone | 1/25/2014

    " This novel had a number of interesting elements that, in the end, just did not click. The social construct felt a bit old hat. The science, however, was interesting and, at points, provacative. The plot concluded far too quickly and predictably. During the read, I was only uncertain as to the disposition of one character - and not one I cared for. Overall, this one falls a bit short. Certainly not as well done as Bova's Mars and Return to Mars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ana | 1/14/2014

    " I haven't read a scifi in a long time. I enjoyed exercising my imagination again. Humanity doesn't change much, even though we try. I'll have to read another Ben Bova book soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Philip Benge | 1/11/2014

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

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