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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Voyagers Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455185269
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Ex-astronaut turned physicist Keith Stoner knew that the fiery object hurtling toward the Earth was an alien spacecraft—but the world might never know. He was trapped in an iron cordon of secrecy, for the discovery had set off a brutal power struggle among the elite, raging from the sacred halls of the Vatican to the corridors of the Kremlin and the Pentagon. Each nation wanted to be the first to contact the aliens, to learn their superior technology. The forces of fear and treachery would use any weapon at their command—from mind war to sabotage—to keep the world in darkness.

Aided by a brilliant Soviet linguist and a lovely young student, Stoner planned a desperate mission—a wild, heart-stopping gamble to preserve the legacy of the star voyager for all mankind.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superior…the most affecting first contact narrative I’ve ever heard or read. I couldn’t help but to play [it] again immediately upon finishing…Stefan Rudnicki continues to impress with this narration.”

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  • “Stefan Rudnicki’s mastery of accents is showcased in this production. His characterization is vivid, and the interaction between the characters is intense and fast paced. He draws out the undercurrent of Cold War tension between the Soviets and the Americans, which contrasts with the trust and collegiality that develops on the mission.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ken | 1/22/2014

    " I'm still listening to this one on CD. Halfway through, I'm pretty sure that Ben Bova has ever met a real person. I just can't believe how many inanities and stereotypical lines he can pack into his dialog and descriptions. In a way, they got the perfect reader for this audiobook, because I'm certain that he learned all of his accents from movies. This is truly awful, but I'm'a gonna finish it anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan Ewald | 1/5/2014

    " This was ok. Carl Sagan's "Contact" did it better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawn Britton | 12/26/2013

    " I found some of this book to be quite boring. I actually enjoyed reading it despite this. the book's plot moved at a snail's pace! But the ending does make me want to read the second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ralph McEwen | 12/25/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. While it is part of a series it can be read as a stand alone, the ending completes the story. I will be reading Voyagers II: The Alien Within when I find it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 12/23/2013

    " Ok....I will read the next book in the series to see if I like it any more as the story progresses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leonsky Grange | 12/4/2013

    " Great suspense and concept for scifi novel. Wished he would have left out the over-kill on the romance part however. Want to read next book to see what happens to Stoner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenn Anderson | 11/19/2013

    " Quick read. Pretty bad take on religion taking over. Will probably continue series as it is different enough for me to stay interested. The main charater is a bit godlike and will get boring if nothing can ever go wrong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 colleen | 11/4/2013

    " read 04.12.84 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 11/2/2013

    " Ben Bova - another science fiction genius! I have read his "Voyagers" series and some of the "planet" books in his "Grand Tour" series. He is aged in his 70's and is still pumping out incredible sci-fi. He is in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. I hope to read all of his books eventually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Eggleston | 8/27/2013

    " Though dated with its Cold War tensions, the book reads well and is interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 7/12/2013

    " First of a series, can't wait to see if the Americans and the Soviets join together to go after the alien ship before it leaves the solar system (don't tell me for those who have read it all). I was thoroughly entertained by this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 5/16/2013

    " One of the best sci-fi I have ever read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 2/23/2013

    " Moves a bit slowly, but the I didn't anticipate the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 12/26/2012

    " Good story, though a little stereotypical with the love story and women's roles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 11/24/2012

    " Not the best, but certainly not the worst book I've read by Ben Bova. Dated, as it takes place in the early1980s but for those of us old enough to remember the Soviet Union and the arms/space race, it's an easy transition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 10/22/2012

    " A classic Sci Fi story with some cheesy romance thrown in. Personally I loved the tensions between the Soviets and Americans - it felt very nostalgic to read this title from the early 80s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb Kapinus | 2/18/2012

    " This started slowly for me but after finishing it, I am looking to read the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete Guion | 12/9/2011

    " This is about on par with the rest of Ben Bova's works that I've read to date. On the whole, decent and enjoyable. I'll reserve further judgment until I've gotten through the rest of the trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Stanford | 2/17/2011

    " you can definitely feel the age of this book in the storytelling and in the poor relationship writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 3/20/2010

    " Sci-fi about a man who returns from outerspace with his wife and children to an Earth of a different reality - and he has a mission and a message to save humanity. A so-so book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/12/2009

    " This book is not up to Ben Bova's usual standard. I feel as if he needed to complete the sequence, so he did but without a lot of imagination. The book is pedantic and predictable. However, even a mediocre Ben Bova book is still worth reading if you like hard science fiction.
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About the Author
Author Ben Bova

Ben Bova, six-time Hugo Award winner, received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005.

About the Narrator

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.