Voyagers : Voyagers

  • by Ben Bova
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Ben Bova
  • Series: Voyagers
  • 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stoner knew. The fiery object hurtling toward the Earth was an alien spacecraft. But the world might never know. He was trapped in an iron cordon of secrecy, for the discovery had shattered the world power balance, setting off a brutal struggle for supremacy that raged from the sacred halls of the Vatican to the corridors of the Kremlin and the Pentagon. The forces of fear and treachery would use any weapon at their command, from mind war to sabotage, to keep the world in darkness. Aided by a brilliant Soviet linguist and a lovely young student, Stoner planned a desperate mission, a wild, heart-stopping gamble to preserve the legacy of the star voyager for all mankind.


What the Critics Say

"The most plausible and convincing account I have ever read of how the human race might really react to first contact." ( Analog)" Voyagers marks the return of one of SF's pros to his favorite subject: first contact. The bureaucratic politics of space is classic Bova...and the sense of awe when Stoner finally gazes upon an alien is pure art." ( Chicago Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Classic Sci-Fi beautifully narrated

This is the first book in the Voyagers trilogy - and it's all three books that tell the complete story. Fortunately, Audible has them all available. Even better, they are all narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, a maestro at accents who tells the entire tale with great skill and compassion.

The trilogy tells the story of Keith Stoner, an astrophysicist and ex-astronaut who is the first to discover that the solar system is being visited by an extra-terrestrial spacecraft. Voyagers I covers the story of Stoner going out to space to rendezvous with the alien visitor. In Voyagers II we find that Stoner was fundamentally changed by the experience. In Voyagers III, we see how these changes impact upon the whole evolution of the human race.

It's a great story, classic science fiction by one of the literary heroes of my youth. I recommend the entire trilogy.
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- Kevin

Bit dated now but a good story.

The story is set in a time before the collapse of the soviet union and when computing is still in its infancy. However this does not detract from the story, it's still a good listen and worth your time.
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- Chris42H

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-07-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.