New Earth by Ben Bova audiobook

New Earth

By Ben Bova
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9780765330185

The Grand Tour Series: Book 20

9.87 Hours Unabridged
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We’ve found another Earthlike planet, but what secrets doesit hold? The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new,Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of water anda breathable, oxygen-rich atmosphere. Eager to learn more, an explorationteam is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth. All the explorers understand that they are essentially ona one-way mission. The trip takes eighty years each way, so even if they areable to get back to Earth, nearly two hundred years will have elapsed. Theywill have aged only a dozen years thanks to cryonic suspension, but their friendsand family will be gone, and the very society they once knew will have changedbeyond recognition. The explorers are going into exile, and they know it. Theyare on this mission not because they were the best available but because theywere expendable. Upon landing, the team discovers somethingunexpected: New Earth is inhabited by a small group of intelligent creatureswho look very much like human beings. Who are these people? Are they native tothis world or invaders from elsewhere? While they may seem inordinatelyfriendly to the human explorers, what are their real motivations? What do theywant? Moreover,the scientists begin to realize that this planet cannot possibly be natural.They face a startling and nearly unthinkable question: Could New Earth be anartifact?

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Summary

Summary

We’ve found another Earthlike planet, but what secrets doesit hold?

The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new,Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of water anda breathable, oxygen-rich atmosphere. Eager to learn more, an explorationteam is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth.

All the explorers understand that they are essentially ona one-way mission. The trip takes eighty years each way, so even if they areable to get back to Earth, nearly two hundred years will have elapsed. Theywill have aged only a dozen years thanks to cryonic suspension, but their friendsand family will be gone, and the very society they once knew will have changedbeyond recognition. The explorers are going into exile, and they know it. Theyare on this mission not because they were the best available but because theywere expendable.

Upon landing, the team discovers somethingunexpected: New Earth is inhabited by a small group of intelligent creatureswho look very much like human beings. Who are these people? Are they native tothis world or invaders from elsewhere? While they may seem inordinatelyfriendly to the human explorers, what are their real motivations? What do theywant?

Moreover,the scientists begin to realize that this planet cannot possibly be natural.They face a startling and nearly unthinkable question: Could New Earth be anartifact?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rudnicki uses his husky baritone to distinctively bring to life a virtual United Nations of explorers and politicians while describing the action through the eyes of diplomat Jordan Kell. Rudnicki’s deliberate narration heightens the suspense as the explorers are buffeted by unexplainable findings. New Earth is Rudnicki’s ninth narration of books in Bova’s Grand Tour series, and it proves to be a masterful blend of story and storyteller.” AudioFile
“[An] absorbing entry in Bova’s Grand Tour series.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Ben Bova

Author Bio: Ben Bova

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English