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Sintesi dell'editore

The scions of a falling house must navigate a world of corporate warfare to maintain their family's status in the moon's vicious political atmosphere.

The moon wants to kill you - whether it's being unable to pay your per diem for your allotted food, water, and air or just getting caught up in a fight between the moon's ruling corporations, the Five Dragons. You must fight for every inch you want to gain in the moon's near-feudal society. And that is just what Adriana Corta did.

As the leader of the moon's newest "dragon", Adriana has wrested control of the moon's helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal Corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies - and each other.

©2015 Ian McDonald (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Lucy
  • 18 01 2016

Dynasty on the Moon

This was like a 1980s soap opera like Dallas or Dynasty, but on the moon. And really I would read any book with that premise. It's kinda crazy no one has done this before. Lots of fun.

Main narrator is adequate. The supporting narrators are quite good.

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  • Charles Lawrence
  • 28 01 2016

Ok narrator, go no-where story

What was most disappointing about Ian McDonald’s story?

I *really* loved The Dervish House. That was a compelling and complete story. <br/><br/>This story is about some rich kid that decides to run away from his marriage at the last minute, so this other guy's family decides to obliterate them. Then the book is over. <br/><br/>None of the build up matters. I'm kind of ok with the *extensive* non-English rally names and words. But all it adds up to is an extended instance of Dallas on the moon. Mixed with rich teen angst. <br/><br/>The ending was the most unsatisfactory part. It just ends with no resolution.

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  • Gordon
  • 21 06 2017

The Godfather on the moon with gays

Seriously, if gay sex offends you, skip this book. An interesting take on free market enterprise. The moon is controlled by five family cartels. Everything is for sale on the moon, from lives, to environment, to resources. Failure to pay will cost you, and may cost your life.

I will not be buying the sequels. Although well written, it drags through scores of details that could be skipped with no loss to the storyline. Reminds me of a student's paper they hope will be graded not by content but by weight.

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  • Robert E. Lee
  • 22 03 2017

Game of Thrones meets Dallas on the Moon

This was a much better story than I was expecting. There is a bit too much sex in some places (I'm no prude, but I sometimes felt there a page quota the author needed to meet), but I liked the world of the moon. Corporate anarchy (there is no criminal law, only contract law) makes for interesting architectures for fictional societies. I look forward to seeing how some of the characters will continue to develop going forward.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21 02 2017

not my style

Narration was great. I guess this just isn't my type of book. Once i got into it I was committed to the story line but sometimes i found it hard to follow or pay attention to detail.

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  • Eugene R. White
  • 28 10 2015

Disappointed.

A long character list recitation was a bad omen. The story was just stupid. The narration boring and droned on and on. I just never could get engaged. This is the first Audible book I am returning.

There's something for everyone, but this one is not for me.

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  • BumbleBee 456
  • 16 11 2017

Bad narration ruins this

I was confused for most of this story. The narrator sounds flat and bored - he sucks the excitement out of every scene. The women narrators are better, but a small portion of the book.

Beyond that there is some sort of sex scene or description every 5-10 minutes, there is an arc of intrigue and a very shocking ending. The only thing I came away with is that the author paints a future with lunar citizens who are all pretty much a**holes. I guess this has been a successful recipe for many stories, but in such a long book it's wearying. There are no heroes.

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  • JCRW
  • 15 07 2017

solid sci fi

focused a lot on the inter- familial politics between the ruling class, it would've been nice to focus more on the underclass and the struggles of everyday people but I'm not complaining as it was still a solid story

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  • jostein
  • 06 06 2017

Not a good fit for audiobooks

New Moon has a large gallery of characters, and employ rapid switches in viewpoint between them. In reading, one can skip back to the introduction with its genealogy list to keep track. Not so when listening, it's easy to forget who's who and to follow the plot properly.
The story itself, though, is like the first volume of an epic saga. Powerful in scope, ambition and world building.

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  • John E. Rogers
  • 02 04 2017

A lua é uma amante dura!

I hope that translates to The Moon is a Harsh Mistress in Portuguese.

Do I really believe it is remotely possible a society like this could ever develop on the moon?

Naw.

Does it matter? No, it doesn't.

Outrageously entertaining.

Brilliant, lurid, provocative, brutal, sensitive, shocking, tender, and visionary.

A sexually revolutionary, elegantly nuanced, intricately plotted, intensely human lunar epic.

Strongly reminiscent of Dune in its grand finale.

Stay with it to the end and see if you don't agree.

Good listening, my friends!

-John

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  • R. Maines
  • 14 12 2016

That ending..

Not been a fan of The authors previous works, so this novel was a pleasant surprise. Nice world building, a sprinkling of hi tech and a Godfather like plot (the 5 dragons act like the Mafia at times).

The story rather fizzles out towards the end.

Narration was spoilt by the male narrator mangling the Portuguese names and sound bored as he delivered the text.

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  • Tanstair
  • 01 03 2016

Ending?

not happy with the ending, loads of questions still open, I'm guessing theirs going to be a sequel

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