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Luna: New Moon

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Publisher's Summary

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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    R. Maines 14/12/2016
    R. Maines 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tanstair 01/03/2016
    Tanstair 01/03/2016 Member Since 2017

    Apparently I'm a bit of a Diva ;-)

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    "Ending?"

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

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Lucy
    United States
    18/01/16
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Charles Lawrence
    28/01/16
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    "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.

    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.

    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.

    The ending was the most unsatisfactory part. It just ends with no resolution.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon
    Gaithersburg, MD, United States
    21/06/17
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robert E. Lee
    22/03/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/02/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eugene R. White
    Williamsburg, VA USA
    28/10/15
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    "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.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Curran
    Baltimore, MD
    15/07/17
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jostein
    06/06/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John E. Rogers
    Los Angeles
    02/04/17
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • chris
    15/02/17
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    "too hard to understand"

    it was a good story but it was too hard to understand half the time I did not know what was going on

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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