Grand Tour (Bova)

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Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And in its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history of spaceflight.

Americans needs energy, and Dan Randolph is determined to give it to them. He dreams of an array of geosynchronous powersats, satellites that gather solar energy and beam it to generators on Earth, freeing America from its addiction to fossil fuels and breaking the power of the oil cartels forever. But the wreck of the spaceplane has left his company, Astro Manufacturing, on the edge of bankruptcy.

Worse, Dan discovers that the plane was sabotaged. And whoever brought it down is willing—and able—to kill again to keep Astro grounded.

Now Dan has to thread a dangerous maze. The visible threats are bad enough: Rival firms want to buy him out and take control of his dreams. His former lover wants to co-opt his unlimited-energy idea as a campaign plank for the candidate she’s grooming for the presidency. NASA and the FAA want to shut down his maverick firm. And his creditors are breathing down his neck.

Making matters even more dangerous, an international organization of terrorists sees the powersat as a threat to their own oil-based power. And they’ve figured out how to use it as a weapon in their war against the West.

A sweeping mix of space, murder, romance, politics, secrets, and betrayal, Powersat will take you to the edge of space and the dawning of a new world.

©2005 Ben Bova (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Volume 1 de la série

    • Powersat

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 13 h et 33 min
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    Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And in its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history of spaceflight.

    Prix : 22,85 €

  • Volume 2 de la série

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  • Volume 3 de la série

    • Empire Builders

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 11 h et 51 min
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    Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he is admired by his friends, feared by his enemies, and desired by the world's loveliest women. Acting as a 21st privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on space exploration, and became one of the world's richest men in the bargain.

    Prix : 22,85 €

  • Volume 4 de la série

    • Mars

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 18 h et 51 min
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    Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman has been selected for the ground team of the first manned expedition to our mysterious neighbor planet. Joining an international team of astronauts and scientists, he endures the rigors of training, the dangers of traveling an incredible distance in space, the challenges of an alien landscape, and the personal and political conflicts that arise when the team must face the most shocking discovery of all.

    Prix : 31,17 €

  • Volume 5 de la série

    • Moonrise

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 18 h et 20 min
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    A 21st century U.S. aerospace company has developed the first permanent human settlement on the Moon, made possible by major scientific breakthroughs, particularly in the practical use of nanotechnology. But conflict within the company's founding family and growing protests against the technology from radical environmentalists and religious fundamentalists on Earth put Moonbase in danger of closure

    Prix : 27,70 €

  • Volume 6 de la série

    • Moonwar

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 15 h et 23 min
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    Seven years after the indomitable Doug Stavenger has realized his cherished dream of establishing a colony on the inhospitable lunar surface, Moonbase is a thriving community, a marvel of scientific achievement created and supported by nanotechnology: virus-sized machines that can build, cure, and destroy. But nanotechnology has been declared illegal by the home planet’s leaders, and a powerful despot is determined to lay claim to Stavenger’s peaceful city - or obliterate it, if necessary.

    Prix : 31,17 €

  • Volume 7 de la série

    • Return to Mars

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 16 h
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    Six years after the first manned Martian expedition, a second has been announced, this one motivated purely by its profitable potential. Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman, a veteran of the first mission, feels his conflicted soul beckoning him back to the eerie, unforgiving planet. As commander of the new exploratory team, he will have to contend with a bitter and destructive rivalry, a disturbing new emotional attraction, and deadly, incomprehensible "accidents" that appear to be sabotage.

    Prix : 27,70 €

  • Volume 8 de la série

    • The Precipice

    • Book One of The Asteroid Wars
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Scott Brick, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Durée : 12 h et 24 min
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    Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes in the process.

    Prix : 35,58 €

  • Volume 9 de la série

    • Jupiter

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Christian Noble, David Warner
    • Durée : 12 h et 50 min
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    Grant Archer merely wanted to study astrophysics, to work quietly as an astronomer on the far side of the Moon. But the forces of the "New Morality", the coalition of censorious do-gooders who run 21st-century America, have other plans for him. To his distress, Grant is torn from his young bride and sent to a research station in orbit around Jupiter, charged with the task of spying on the scientists who work there.

    Prix : 27,66 €

  • Volume 10 de la série

    • The Rock Rats

    • Book Two of The Asteroid Wars
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Ira Claffey, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Durée : 10 h et 10 min
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    Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead, but his protege, pilot Pancho Barnes, now sits on the board of his conglomerate. She has her work cut out for her, for Randolph's rival, Martin Humphries, still wants to control Astro and still wants to drive independent asteroid miners like Lars Fuchs out of business. Humphries wants revenge against Pancho, and, most of all, he wants his old flame, Amanda, who has become Lars Fuchs's wife.

    Prix : 31,62 €

  • Volume 11 de la série

    • The Silent War

    • Book Three of The Asteroid Wars
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Amanda Karr, Christian Noble, cast
    • Durée : 12 h et 51 min
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    When corporations go to war, standard business practice goes out the window. Astro Corporation is led by indomitable Texan Pancho Lane, Humphries Space Systems by the rich and ruthless Martin Humphries, and their fight is over nothing less than resources of the Asteroid Belt itself. Fighting escalates and the lines between commerce and politics, boardroom and bedroom blur. And the keys to victory will include physics, nanotechnology, and cold hard cash.

    Prix : 26,79 €

  • Volume 12 de la série

    • The Aftermath

    • Book Four of The Asteroid Wars
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Durée : 11 h et 59 min
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    When the spaceship Viking encounters a variety of adversaries in the Asteroid Belt - including a prospector and his family, a cyborg, the solar system's greatest sculptor, and an evil industrialist - a confrontation begins that transforms the human solar system.

    Prix : 33,49 €

  • Volume 13 de la série

    • Saturn

    • A Novel of the Ringed Planet
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast
    • Durée : 13 h et 20 min
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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.

    Prix : 35,58 €

  • Volume 14 de la série

    • Leviathans of Jupiter

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Samantha Eggar, and others
    • Durée : 15 h et 17 min
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    In Ben Bova’s novel Jupiter, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s planet-wide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant’s team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet’s depths. However, one of Jupiter’s native creatures—a city-sized leviathan—saved the doomed ship.

    Prix : 24,14 €

  • Volume 15 de la série

    • Titan

    • A Tale of Cataclysmic Discovery
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Gabrielle De Cuir, Stephen Hoye, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Durée : 14 h et 55 min
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    Master storyteller Ben Bova continues his multi-volume "Grand Tour" saga chronicling humanity's exploration of near space with Titan, a fast-paced thriller focused on the first manned mission to the Solar System's most intriguing world. Skillfully blending high drama, passionate characters, and daring speculation with the latest discoveries from the current Cassini/Huygens probe of Saturn's moon, Bova has crafted a heart-stopping tale of epic adventure on mankind's next frontier.

    Prix : 28,99 €

  • Volume 16 de la série

    • Mercury

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki, Arte Johnson, Moira Quirk
    • Durée : 10 h et 27 min
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    Despite Mercury's desolateness, there are still those who hope to find diamonds in the rough. Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space.

    Prix : 31,62 €

  • Volume 17 de la série

    • Mars Life

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 11 h et 59 min
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    Jamie Waterman has made an important discovery on Mars. A cliff dwelling reveals the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet 65 million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. But now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program.

    Prix : 22,13 €

  • Volume 18 de la série

    • Venus

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 11 h et 25 min
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    The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system, its ground hot enough to melt aluminum, its air pressure high enough to crush spacecraft landers like tin cans, its atmosphere a choking mix of poisonous gases. This is where the frail young Van Humphries must go—or die trying.

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 11 h et 25 min
    • Date de publication : 04/02/2011
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    Prix : 22,13 €

  • Volume 19 de la série

    • The Return

    • Book IV of Voyagers
    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 11 h et 36 min
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    After more than a century of exploring the stars, Keith Stoner returns to Earth to find that the world he has come back to does not match the one he left. The planet is suffering the consequences of disastrous greenhouse flooding. Most nations have been taken over by ultraconservative religion-based governments, such as the New Morality in the United States. With population ballooning and resources running out, Earth is heading for nuclear war.

    Prix : 22,85 €

  • Volume 20 de la série

    • Farside

    • De : Ben Bova
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 9 h et 40 min
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    Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some 30 light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world that show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth - and if it bears life. Farside observatory will have the largest optical telescope in the solar system and the most sensitive radio telescope, insulated from the interference of Earth’s radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the moon’s solid body. But building Farside is a complex, dangerous task. And what they ultimately find stuns everyone, and humanity will never be the same.

    Prix : 20,77 €

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