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BUT...I read the free sample and was hooked when the team finds a mysterious word carved into a wall or something. I don't want to spoil, but that word is famously associated with another mystery and so I was hooked and paid the $2.99 for this book. Let me say that it was a page turner for me. And I do forgive some of the crazy behavior of the crew because they were faced with something unexpected, something that I assumed NASA would not train them to face. Further, I wondered if maybe this crew was chosen for some of their flaws for a reason that would come out in the end. I also speculated that some of the crew were 'faking' their behavior for some reason that would also come out in the end.Read more ›
Yeah, I skimmed some of the ghost chatter. But out of seven astronauts, it's not unbelievable that one of them has a thing for ghosts, and then proceeds to drive everyone else nutty with his fascination.
The book's designed like a good tight thriller, with short chapters ending in cliffhangers and snappy breaks. I just kept turning the page, again and again, because I had to see what happened next. So the book fulfilled the primary role of a thriller and I enjoyed that a lot.
But the ending was rushed and the romance leans into cheesy. The resolution does depend on a plot twist I have trouble buying [SPOILER ALERT] (a no-longer-dying man rising unseen from his bed to save the hero). The solution is believable when revealed, as much as a murder mystery on Mars can be believable, but I was disappointed that it wasn't an Evil Martian Spirit. That would have been cool. [END SPOILER]
So it's not the best I've ever read but nor is it the worst, not by a long shot. I'd definitely read the author's work again. So we'll call this one 3.5 stars and rate it as 4 stars, giving weight to the page-turning throughout. Hey, that takes work and not many authors achieve it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite an interesting take on space exploration. It was over too soon :)Published 13 months ago by CRXRacer
This was a hard one for me to finish because it was so bad. I thought the storyline held promise at the beginning but quickly deteriorated into nonsense. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tim R. Sullivan
This could have been condensed to a short novella, The spacing and sentence structure seemed to be meant to fill up as much paper as possible. Read morePublished 19 months ago by David J. Brickner
I thought the story was very original. I was a little afraid it was going to turn out to be some 'Ghost of Mars' rip off, sorry to say, but it wasn't and I was delightfully... Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by Anthony Trout
really liked reading this book. it was very well written, as all Stephen penner books are, and hard to put down.Published on January 19, 2014 by lana ingram
I like stories about mars, ( loved the Martian by andy Weir). This could have been a lot better. Flesh out the characters more and make them more likeable. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Spaniel luver
Badly written, poorly plotted, and I suspect the author did not even bother to do any research on Mars or NASA. Read morePublished on July 14, 2013 by todd v ehrenfels
This was a very simple story with a twist at the end. Simple and enjoyable story I should say. I did not expect the outcome, but I was entertained throughout the read. Try it.Published on May 11, 2013 by Bob Wilson