• Mars Nation: The Complete Trilogy

  • Mars Trilogy, Books 1-3
  • By: Brandon Q. Morris
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 25 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (284 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Contains the complete Mars trilogy.

Book 1

NASA finally made it. The very first human has just set foot on the surface of our neighbor planet. This is the start of a long research expedition that sent four scientists into space. But the four astronauts of the NASA crew are not the only ones with this destination. The privately financed "Mars for Everyone" initiative has also targeted the Red Planet. Twenty men and women have been selected to live there and establish the first extraterrestrial settlement. 

No one anticipates the impending catastrophe that threatens their very existence, not to mention the daily hurdles that an extended stay on an alien planet sets before them. On Mars, a struggle begins for limited resources, human cooperation, and just plain survival.

Book 2

A woman presumed dead fights her way through the hostile deserts of Mars. With her help, the NASA astronauts orphaned on the Red Planet hope to be able to solve their very worst problem. But their hopes are shattered when an unexpected menace arises and threatens to destroy everything the remnant of humanity has built on the planet. They need a miracle - or a ghost from the past whose true intentions are unknown.

Book 3

Does the secret of Mars lurk beneath the surface of its south pole? A lone astronaut searches for clues about the earlier inhabitants of the Red Planet. Meanwhile, Rick Summers, having assumed the office of Mars City's Administrator by deceit and manipulation, tries to unify the people on Mars with the weapons under his control. Then, Summers stumbles upon so powerful an evil that even he has no means to overcome it.

©2019 Brandon Q. Morris (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Worth a listen

Based on the rating you should pass on by right? Hold your Mars rover there. This may not be Andy Weir but it’s a good story. The characters are well written and the story is intriguing if a little predictable. Greg Tremblay does a fantastic job narrating which really helps the story through a few parts where you have to suspend disbelief. I think the content is well worth a credit.

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Waste of 25 hours

Narration was decent, that's the only positive thing I have to say.

The story has so many plot holes. Characters wander off doing things which eventually have absolutely nothing to do with the resolution of the story. Then the resolution is just so sudden and out of left field. Like, absolutely nothing in the entire 3 book series hints at or leads up to the end.

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Good value for the credit

The story is a little inconsistent and there's some glaring science / engineering errors. But over all it's a good story and a good performance.

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Has moments of greatness, but pretty blah.

I’m an avid audible listener and listen to a ton of sci fi. These books have some great ideas behind them but the path to the end kinda sucks. I felt myself thinking about other things and having to rewind the books a lot because I was tuning them out. At other times I was really intrigued by what was going on. It was worth the listen, but I’m definitely returning it and getting something else.

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Good series, so-so ending

If you like near-future hard sci-fi then you'll definitely enjoy it, but I felt like the ending was a bit too rushed with too little time spent resolving the overarching plots to feel satisfied.

That said, I would definitely read a 4th book if one were ever to be released.

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absolutely phenomenal.

This is the best science fiction novel I've listened to to-date. I found myself looking forward to a time when we might colonize Mars ourselves quite often.

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  • 10-13-21

Lost meets The Martian

Overall a good mars series. The various competing factions make an interesting dynamic. No surprise someone tries to position themselves as the defacto king of Mars.

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Worth a listen.

The first book got me hooked. Great pace and a very interesting story. The second book was just dragging along with a bunch of unneeded dialog. The third book was great but felt rushed at the end.

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Strange Priorities

SPOILER FREE (No details, just vague inferences) This book feels... odd. It feels like someone wrote a great story arc revolving around strong characters and they're fight for survival on the barren red planet. It feels like it was finished and ready, and then one day, either a producer, publisher, or even Morris himself decided that it need a "Wow Factor", and then proceeded to add two of the biggest, most interesting, most completely neglected plot elements I've ever encountered in sci-fi. If you've read the book you know exactly what I'm talking about, plot elements that should completely change the trajectory of the entire story are brought up, explained vaguely, and only used for convenient plot devices. The characters barely register the absolutely mindboggling significance of the two plot points, Which is why I am certain, that these were added very late in writing and not properly developed. While I hate to bash anything with Greg Tremblay attached, There are better books out there.

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Very Solid!

Slow start, and it doesn't come together until book 3. Some of the motivations of the characters are characters are hard to understand.

Some of the behaviors are not really believable, comma and the characters exhibit moral confusion add decisions that wouldn't cause Very much moral consternation for for most humans. For other characters, they're behaviors your behaviors are sociopathic But also non rational... So you have a highly rational logical person at the individual individual decision making level, but a non rational person as a higher, longer range decision maker

The conclusion is the best part, and it wrapped too soon. I am more interested in the 4th and 5th bookThen I am in the 1st 2 books... So it's unfortunate that this storyline has ended

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  • Oliver Foggin
  • 05-17-22

Starts well…

Book 1 starts in a very believable backing of the establishment of a colony on mars (2 in fact). It’s a nice take on it and very realistic. Then book 2 and 3 go off on a tangent and it’s odd. Still an ok story but a bit out there.

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  • ligsy
  • 05-02-22

Starts well, but....

After a while this became rather tedious. It would be better if condensed into one shorter book.

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  • 09-30-20

Spasmodic plot and ideas.

Annoyingly weak plot at times. You need to suspend belief to be able to cope with the unrealistic aspects. Makes such a fuss over chaffing in a spacesuit yet glosses over other problems needing to be overcome.