The Cassandra Project

  • by Jack McDevitt, Mike Resnick
  • Narrated by Brian Holsopple
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two science fiction masters-Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick-team up to deliver a classic thriller in which one man uncovers the secret history of the US space program...
Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being idealistic. Doing public relations-even for politicians-was strictly business...until he was hired as NASA's public affairs director and discovered a client he could believe in. Proud of the agency's history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future-a bright era of far-reaching space exploration.
But public disinterest and budget cuts changed that future. Now, a half century after the first moon landing, Jerry feels like the only one with stars-and unexplored planets and solar systems-in his eyes. Still, Jerry does his job, trying to drum up interest in the legacy of the agency. Then a 50-year-old secret about the Apollo XI mission is revealed, and he finds himself embroiled in the biggest controversy of the twenty-first century, one that will test his ability-and his willingness-to spin the truth about a conspiracy of reality-altering proportions...

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A let down

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have read almost all Jack McDevitt books and despite the similarity of their plots, there have been enough differences to make each unique. I have enjoyed them from 5 stars to 3.5 stars. They are usually set in the far future - that is not so different from today - but this was set in America now, although not much else changed. I feel that the 'humour' in the book was probably down to Mike Resnick as it didn't seem familiar. The clues built up, gradually revealing more, but I felt the finale was a let down and - in part - preposterous. I was left as flat as I was by The daVinci Code.I thought the narrator did well and can't be blamed for my disappointment.


Could you see The Cassandra Project being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No!


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- Amazon Customer

Great Narrator, Lousy Story

I read the short story version of the Cassandra Project a couple of years back and quite enjoyed it. When I heard Mc Devitt was doing a full length version I thought, hmmm he will need to expand the story a fair bit to make it work. Well the sad reality was that he didn't. He simply kept the same basic story and then padded it with a lot of lame conversations between people who don't know anything or can't remember what happened back at NASA more than 50 years ago, funny about that. We end up with wooden characters, lame dialogue and an ending that was hardly worth the effort of getting there. Lame, very lame.



PS. The narrator was excellent and certainly gave it his best shot.
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- Rosie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios