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Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781427201072
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In Ben Bova's Aftermath, in the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across the solar system, Victor Zacharius makes his living running the ore-carrier Syracuse. When the Syracuse stumbles into the middle of a military attack on the habitat Chrysalis, Victor flees in a control pod to draw the attacker's attention away from his family. Now, as his wife and children plunge into the far deeps of space, Victor has been rescued by the seductive Cheena Madagascar. He must do her bidding if he's to have a prayer of ever seeing his family again.

Elverda Apacheta, the solar system's greatest sculptor, and the cyborg Dorn, the ruthless military commander responsible for the attack on Chrysalis, are linked by their joint discovery of an alien artifact. Similarly transformed by the artifact's mysterious powers, Apacheta and Dorn now prowl the Belt, determined to find the bodies of the many victims of Harbin's atrocities so that they can be given proper burials. Kao Yuan is the captain of Viking who's determined to kill Dorn and Elverda because they know too much about the artifact and its power. But Viking's second-in-command appears to have the real power on board ship. When Viking catches up to Apacheta and Dorn, their confrontation begins a series of events involving them, the Zacharius family, and the transformation of the human solar system…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Immensely entertaining. A crackling read. SFX on The Precipice

  • Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction. Los Angeles Daily News on Venus
  • Clearly read by multiple narrators (Janice Card and others), this book provides the listener with a varied atmosphere that counters the sometimes perplexing yet fast-paced turn of events. Fans of Bova will especially appreciate this space thriller. The Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marquis | 12/1/2013

    " Audio Book: I read this book first and it gave the desire to obtain the first book in the series. The plot is interesting with good characters. Good SF with believable future events and technology. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 10/12/2013

    " a fun book for lovers of the genre, not especially memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolphe | 10/9/2013

    " This fourth installment of "The Asteroid Wars" offers enough entertainment and interesting characters to make it worthwhile. Bova does tend to get a bit preachy here about the evils of greed and the emptiness of revenge but certainly there are far worse lessons to have drilled into us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hal | 5/2/2013

    " Another great book in a great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/26/2013

    " It's a fun story but I have no idea what it really adds to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crusader | 11/28/2012

    " A good read. Doesn't really continue the main storyline from the original trilogy, but rather shows the events from a different perspective. Some of the characters from the main storyline return, but the focus is on new characters, the Zacharias family and their struggle to survive and be reunited. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katherine | 7/29/2012

    " I had to check the publishing date on this book 3 times because I just could not believe it was written in this century. I certainly won't bother reading 'Book 1, 2 or 3'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbey | 7/21/2012

    " Comes close to capturing the emptiness of space and the utter helplessness of a drifting ship - a great yarn well-told. Interesting to read about a family that's lost in space without it being Lost in Space. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 1/29/2012

    " Wrong place.....wrong time...wrong guy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dado | 7/8/2011

    " It was a good ending to The Asteroid Wars saga. Not great, but ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba | 7/7/2011

    " One of the more entertaining books by Ben Bova. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 6/3/2011

    " a fun book for lovers of the genre, not especially memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hal | 7/27/2010

    " Another great book in a great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba | 8/10/2008

    " One of the more entertaining books by Ben Bova. "

About the Author

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006.

About the Narrators

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall. Her own audiobook narration has won her four Earphones Awards.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.