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When an ultra-rich space tourist visits the orbiting International Space Station, NASA expects a $100 million win-win: His visit will bring in much needed funding and publicity. But the tourist venture turns into a scheme of terror. Together with an extremist cosmonaut, the tourist slaughters all the astronauts on board the million-pound ISS - and prepares to crash it into New York City at 17,500 miles an hour, causing more devastation than a hundred atomic bombs. In doing so, they hope to annihilate the world's financial system.

All that stands between them and their deadly goal is the lone survivor aboard the ISS, Kimberly Hasid-Robinson, a newly divorced astronaut who has barricaded herself in a secure area.

©2020 Ben Bova and Doug Beason (P)2020 Tantor

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Zero gravity thrill ride

This was a very thrilling audiobook. The story flows very very well and kept me guessing all along the way. The authors had to do a lot of research and it definitely paid off. My one criticism of this book is that sometimes the science bog down the story a little bit, however, I know that sometimes there needs to be explanations behind some things. The characters were developed well enough without getting tremendously deep into the background story and the storyline paid more attention to the thrill ride which was awesome. I actually never knew where the story was going next and that was very refreshing. I was also very happy overall, with the ending. The narration was done quite well in this book. The performer gave distinct voices to each character so you always knew who was talking. I think the one criticism I would have about the performance was there could’ve been more urgency in the tone of her voice during those really tense scenes were you didn’t know what was going to happen. Other than that, it was very well done and her voice fit the characters perfectly. A pretty good listen and I hope this makes it to the big screen as a movie one day soon.

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A good solid romp

The science is way above average in this sci fi romp. This fun page turner will make a good movie.

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Stayed with it but can't recommend it

This was drawn out to the point of being a disaster. Overall the plot was lacking, the performance was mid-line, and the story itself was not a thrilling, edge of your seat, sci-fi listen. I cannot recommend this title to anyone.

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not a bad book , but light

it was a light read. It was a little predicable but it was a fun story and it was on the iss.

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i like space station stories. this one is really good. i wish this was a series...

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Good premise, poor execution

Jumps into the action very quickly but just as quickly gets bogged down. Felt like a college English paper with a word/page count: a LOT of repetitive explanations & thoughts (especially for an astronaut). Appears the authors either were filling pages or trying to impress with their knowledge of NASA acronyms to lend credit to the story. Vast majority of the book is dedicated Kimberly's fight against two stereotypical middle eastern terrorists and the climax is laughable. The ending was seemingly written after the word/page count was met is extremely cliche.

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