Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: John J. Nance
Narrator: John J. Nance
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: February 2006
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Bestselling aviation expert and author John Nance returns with a riveting thriller set in the world of commercial spaceflight. The fact is that we are about to enter the era of publicly available spaceflight. And, as with any new technology in private hands, there will be accidents, which is where Orbit begins.
The year is 2009, and the first commercial, passenger-carrying spaceflight operation, American Space Adventures, is making money and history with every launch. ASA decides to raffle off four seats on upcoming launches, and for Kip Dawson, it is a dream come true. But just as the pilot is pulling out the obligatory champagne after their successful launch, a micrometeorite punches through the wall of the spacecraft, killing him, and in the blink of an eye, Kip Dawson is truly alone. The world is horrified and stunned by the accident, and Kip begins to compose his own epitaph on a laptop on board, unaware that his message is being transmitted to earth. On earth, a massive struggle begins to attempt the impossible: launch a rescue mission. But Kip isn't aware that the world is hearing his cries and his heroism in the face of death may sabotage his own chance at survival.

Reviews (2)

Great Book

Written by Anonymous from Houston, TX on March 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great Book. It started a little slow but becomes a very compelling read.

orbi by j nance

Written by Paul Knight from York, YM on July 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

this has to be one of the best books i have 'listened to' / 'read' ever. the writing is spectecular, the attention to detail fantastic. At one point in the dtory i gad to pull over and wipe tears from my eyes. i am now intending reading all mr nances book 10/10

Author Details

Author Details

Nance, John J.

"John J. Nance is the author of Pandora's Clock, The Last Hostage, and Medusa's Child among others. He is an aviation consultant for ABC television network and airline correspondent for Good Morning America. Nance is also a licensed aerospace attorney and a full-time working airline captain for a major U.S. carrier. He lives in Tacoma, Washington."