Monday, May 4, 2015

Walking and Listening to "Space Case"

Gibbs, Stuart. Space Case. 6 cd's. 6 hours, 28 minutes. Simon and Schuster Audio. 2014, $29.99, ISBN: 978-1442376397.

Life on Moon Base Alpha was not anything like the brochure had described it. The food was awful, there were only six toilets in the whole facility and children aren't allowed to go out onto the moon's surface. Dashiell is miserable and wishes his parents, famous scientist, had never agreed to come here. That all changes when late one evening Dash overhears Dr. Holtz's conversation about an incredible discovery that he will be announcing to everyone in the morning.  Dash soon learns that he may never know what that discovery is since Dr. Holtz's body is found dead on the moon's surface. Everyone on Moon Base Alpha chalks Dr. Holtz's death to a tragic accident, Dash however is convinced it is murder. Against the wishes of some on M.B.A., Dash begins to investigate and stumbles upon a whole lot more than a murderer.

Gibson Frazier does a great job narrating this book, the characters were easily distinguishable and the pacing well done. I was especially pleased by his correct pronunciation of Hawaiian words. They get butchered often, but not in this audiobook. 

Sidenote: I loved the space disco type music at the beginning of the book. 

Favorite Chapter Title: Space Jerks

Dash is from the Big Island of Hawaii. I am from a different island and love walking through the beach every day and seeing the changing tide pools. This particular afternoon the tide was rising. 

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