Travis S. Taylor, Les Johnson – On to the Asteroid

It’s the beginning of a new golden age of space exploration. Finally, humanity is taking the commercialization of space to the next level-mining asteroids. The new gold rush of the commercial space era has begun.

Another commercial venture, an attempt to put a hotel on the Moon, is seeking the space tourism gold of the ultra wealthy. And it seems as if the dream of finally sending people to Mars is finally going to happen using a ship propelled by a powerful nuclear rocket.

But space travel isn’t cut and dry, and there is nothing routine about it. In order to mine an asteroid the goal is to bring it closer to Earth, but orbital mechanics are tricky and close to Earth proves to be far too close for comfort – with looming destruction from space about to become a grim reality. Now astronauts, scientists, engineers, and people in all the burgeoning space businesses must team together to stop the asteroid before it is too late for humanity and the planet it calls home.

Author: Travis S. Taylor, Les Johnson
Narrator: Derek Shoales
Duration: 8 hours 42 minutes
Released: 20 Nov 2002
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

commodore seductive

This is the first book I have read/listened to by this author and I don’t think it will be my last! Raze gave up his soul in order to live as Detyen’s who don’t find their mates die at young ages. This was their way to bypass that. And once they have given up their soul-they have no feelings and shouldn’t be able to find their mates. Sierra was saved by her father and now feels the need to help others in the only way she knows how. What she doesn’t expect to encounter on one of her missions is an alien who doesn’t seem to feel anything, until he touches her. And then he feel’s everything! I definitely enjoyed this book! There is a lot of action right from the start and it just sucks you in and keeps you wanting to know more! My only drawback is that while I guess technically it could be a stand alone-it really felt more like it ended with a cliff hanger as it completely sets everything up for the next book in the series.

I was a little iffy on the way the narration went for this one, but once you get used to it-it was great! The narrator’s kept a steady pace and there wasn’t any extremely strange accents, which always tends to get on my nerves. Well worth the listen! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer