The Sam Gunn Omnibus

  • by Ben Bova
  • Narrated by Richard Brewer, Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, Hillary Huber, Don Leslie, Moria Quirk, Stefan Rudnicki
  • 29 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A hero without peer or scruples, Sam Gunn has a nose for trouble, money, and women, though not necessarily in that order. A man with the ego (and stature) of a Napoleon, the business acumen of a P. T. Barnum, and the raging hormones of a teenage boy, Sam is the finest astronaut NASA ever trained and dumped. But more than money, more than women, Sam Gunn loves justice-and he really does love money and women.
Whether he's suing the Pope, helping twin sisters entangled in the virtual sex trade, or on trial for his life on charges of interplanetary genocide, you can be sure of one thing: this is one space jockey who'll meet every challenge with a smile on his lips, an ace up his sleeve, and a weapon in his pocket.
Now, for the first time in one volume, Hugo-winner Ben Bova presents all the tales of Sam Gunn to date, including three never-before collected in book form. Here is the entire chronicle of Sam Gunn, trailblazer and scoundrel, as he scams his way from one end of the solar system to the other, giving bold new meaning to the term venture capitalist.

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What the Critics Say

“Bova has ambitiously and deftly created a three-in-one narrative that satisfies any and all readerly desires to see the life of his signature rogue assembled into coherent form…. Bova has successfully added to the storehouse of a particularly American folklore. Sam Gunn is Mike Fink and Paul Bunyan (although their opposite in size), Rockefeller and Carnegie, Sam Slick and Penrod, the plucky protagonists from Horatio Alger and the irreverent ones from Mark Twain. His exploits… are new manifestations of an eternal archetype in the American psyche." (SciFi Weekly)

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Fantastic, funny, heartwarming, space opera

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Fantastic, funny, heartwarming, space opera at its best would highly recommend to a friend , made me laugh and wanted more


Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam gunn his story board was like a picture growing with every chapter, he always ends up on top


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Too many to name, his relationships with women and the competition was just enjoyable


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I could yes I would


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-03-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.