The Red Planet President by William Graham (Read by Richard Wilson)

Go back to Mars and view the first years of the Presidency.

4 out of 5 stars

The Red Planet President picks up where The Red Planet Trilogy left off, and into the first years of the new Mars President.  Follow different characters around her as her presidency is challenged, taken over, and then fought for in the end.

The narration, like the trilogy; done by Richard Wilson was great. Almost perfect.  His voice really lends a hand to this story, and I found myself wishing that the story was longer so I could listen to him some more. It is definitely studio quality work done by an excellent narrator.  I will be looking for more books by Mr. Wilson in the future.

This novella was good, it was great, but it was damn good.  If you are a fan of political issues and political fights for power, this book is for you.  I would recommend reading the trilogy first before reading because you will be missing some bigger pieces of the story (the murder case, the company, and a few other smaller details).

When read in order, these stories told a jumpy view (sometimes skipping lots of years) of the Martian planet colonies existence from early creation to full-blown independence.  Overall, I would rate the story 4 stars, just as I did with the Red Planet Trilogy.  I enjoyed the series, and will read more if more become available, but it just felt like it was missing something.

Brian

I’ve loved reading since I was little when my dad would read me Dr. Suess books. Fast-forward a little and I noticed that he was always reading on his lunch breaks at work, and I wondered why.Then, I found a book that took me to another place and time, to another feeling,another sense of “being”.It was the first book that I ever fell in love with, and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.
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