• Thunder Strike!

  • By: Michael McCollum
  • Narrated by: Keith O'Brien
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 28-02-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.3 (3 ratings)


The new comet found near Jupiter was an incredible treasure trove of water-ice and rock. Immediately, the water-starved Luna Republic and Sierra Corporation, a leader in asteroid mining, were squabbling over rights to the new resource. But all thoughts of profit and fame were abandoned when a scientific expedition discovered that the comet's trajectory placed it on a collision course with Earth!
As scientists struggled to find a way to alter the comet's course, world leaders tried desperately to restrain mass panic, and two lovers quarreled over the direction the comet was to take, all Earth waited to see if humanity had any future at all ...
©1989 Michael McCollum (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Price on 06-02-18

Worst listen in a long time

What would have made Thunder Strike! better?

A different narrator. Or if this narrator had ever had a passing interest in punctuation.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator transitioned between scenes suddenly, rather than smoothly. I was nearly always left with a "where in the heck are we now?" feeling, save the chapter transitions, but then only because of the Chapter # announcement.

It's not to say there were never pauses, but they were nearly universally mid-sentence where a pause did not belong. This narrator never met a comma he didn't ignore.

If I didn't usually love Michael McCollum's books, I'd never have even tried to finish this.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If it interests readers in McCollum's other works, then I suppose.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Tracy on 20-05-13

Some verbal punctuation would help.

What disappointed you about Thunder Strike!?

The narrator doesn't seem to breath at all. No pauses between sentences. No pauses between scene shifts. Makes it hard to tell when one thought ends and the next begins.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Story idea is interesting. Kind of over does it on the math and physics part.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Keith O'Brien?

Almost anyone else.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I think the book would have been okay with a different narrator.

Any additional comments?

Might be willing to try this author again.

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