Red Planet Blues

  • by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel
  • 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robert J. Sawyer, the author of such "revelatory and thought-provoking" novels as Triggers and The WWW Trilogy, presents a noir mystery expanded from his Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated novella "Identity Theft" and his Aurora Award-winning short story "Biding Time", and set on a lawless Mars in a future where everything is cheap, and life is even cheaper....
Alex Lomax is the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up 40 years ago after Simon Weingarten and Denny O'Reilly discovered fossils on the Red Planet. Back on Earth, where anything can be synthesized, the remains of alien life are the most valuable of all collectibles, so shiploads of desperate treasure hunters stampeded to Mars in the Great Martian Fossil Rush.
Trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, Lomax tracks down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, corrupt cops, and a growing population of transfers - lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies. But when he uncovers clues to solving the decades-old murders of Weingarten and O'Reilly, along with a journal that may lead to their legendary mother lode of Martian fossils, God only knows what he'll dig up....

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I couldn't put this book down (at least my iPod)

I found this story riveting. If you can get your mindset around a colony living on Mars and minds being transferred into robotic bodies, the science is pretty good with low G and almost no atmosphere.
I really loved the 'Dirty Backstreet Private Investigator' style and in some ways this book reminded me of the movie Sin City.

Best book (audio) I've read (heard) in a long long time!
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- Simon

Good old detective story

Would you listen to Red Planet Blues again? Why?

No because its a detective story with a twist if you know the ending what's the point


Would you recommend Red Planet Blues to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes because it's sci fi


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes very very well read


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- Brett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios