Farside

Farside

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Farside, the side of the moon that never faces Earth, is the ideal location for an astronomical observatory. It is also the setting for a tangled web of politics, personal ambition, love, jealousy, and murder.Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some thirty light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world, photographs and spectra 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 as well as a vast array of radio antennas, the most sensitive radio telescope possible, insulated from the interference of Earth's radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the moon's solid body. Building Farside is a complex, often dangerous task. On the airless surface of the moon, under constant bombardment by hard radiation and infalling micrometeoroids, builders must work in cumbersome spacesuits and use robotic machines...
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781470839017
Additional Contributors: Rudnicki, Stefan

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Aug 26, 2015

I enjoyed this story but did not enjoy the voice of the reader which is very throaty. Usually I can get past the reader's voice with audiobooks but I found his Australian woman's voice particularly difficult.

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