Official Review: The Devil's Astronaut by Noah Bond

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Official Review: The Devil's Astronaut by Noah Bond

Post by Momlovesbooks » 29 Jan 2018, 16:39

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Devil's Astronaut" by Noah Bond.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Devil's Astronaut, by Noah Bond, is a fictional novel with science fiction elements woven throughout. This is a creative, intriguing book that kept me interested until the very end.

Professor Glen Winfield comes across some strange information while doing research for the Kennedy Space Center. He finds unusual data buried in the Apollo archives that leads him to seek the help of a current astronaut, Rachel MacPherson. While investigating, he finds documentation that makes him believe a top secret moon project was initiated decades earlier. Rachel's father was the director of the project. He died under mysterious circumstances and left behind his widow, who is determined to help Glen find the answers to his questions. The team of three is assisted by a group of Russian scientists who also believe Glen's theory that a base was established on the moon, but contact was lost.

While on this journey to prove the secret mission existed, a third player enters the picture and puts Rachel's life and the future of mankind in danger. Glen must do everything in his power to save the woman he loves from the role she plays in these devastating events.

When I started reading this book, I had a pre-conceived idea of where it was going. However, I was wrong! The plot was unique and had enough twists and turns to keep me thoroughly engaged.

The main characters were well-developed and entertaining. The professor, Glen, and the astronaut, Rachel, had humorous verbal exchanges. Rachel's mother, Lauren, was a funny character also. She had a unique, open relationship with Rachel. I enjoyed reading about her interactions with Rachel and Glen. The secondary characters helped to move the story along and add an extra layer to the main characters.

One of the most interesting aspects of the story was the variety of settings. Those settings included Florida, Mexico and the moon. Each location was vastly different and described appropriately.

The author's writing style was smooth and easy to follow. I enjoyed the mysterious chain of events that led to a surprising conclusion. The book appears to be professionally edited, with only a few minor errors that did not detract from the story.

Based on my above observations, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I don't feel that the minor grammatical errors call for a drop to 3 stars. I think fans of suspense and science fiction will enjoy this novel. It is suitable for all ages. There are no graphic scenes or explicit sex. The ending left it to where there could be a sequel. I look forward to reading other books by this author.

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 08 Feb 2018, 07:36

The plot seem good, I think it will get better after checking it out. The role that each person play seem to have crucial importance for the success of the story. I believe it is better if we work to find out. Thanks!
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Post by kandscreeley » 08 Feb 2018, 08:22

Oooh! This one sounds really good. I'm curious what the top secret moon project was about and what he finds out. Thanks for the glowing review. I'll have to see about adding this one to my list! Thanks!
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 08 Feb 2018, 09:23

The title got me interested. From your description, I can see a sequel coming through. How a mission to the moon was kept a secret is suspense enough.
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Post by Cherylrsh » 08 Feb 2018, 14:24

Thank you for your review, it has certainly peaked my interest in "The Devil's Astronaut". I will try to make time to delve between the pages.

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Post by Itskashif » 08 Feb 2018, 18:34

Its good

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Post by Maggie G » 08 Feb 2018, 21:54

This sounds like a good science fiction read—I’m curious about where the plot goes because like you, I have a preconceived notion of where it will go!

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Post by prettysmart » 02 Mar 2018, 17:05

Engrossing read for those who are interested in astrology...Awesome review!

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Post by gali » 10 Sep 2018, 11:44

A science fiction revolving around a conspiracy, secret moon base, and murders sounds exciting. An unique plot, twists, and diverse setting make for an good read. That there are no graphic scenes or explicit sex is a plus. That the book was well edited and well written is another plus. Thank you for the review!
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Post by Cecilia_L » 10 Sep 2018, 11:48

The interesting plot and well-developed characters appeal to me. Thanks for the recommendation. Great review!

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Post by Cher432 » 10 Sep 2018, 11:49

The story seems interesting and it involves astronauts! I am definitely interested in that aspect. However, I might not be able to read this book because of the trope where two people investigating a mystery always fall in love with each other. I have read so many books with this trope that I instinctively avoid books with such a premise.

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Post by Hope_Queen » 10 Sep 2018, 11:50

Definitely new topic ,Looks really interesting ,i will surely wanna read it .Moon expedition and controversies around it has always been topic on discussion ,It will be certainly a intriguing read

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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 10 Sep 2018, 11:56

Although science fiction is not my preferred genre, but this book sounds exciting with an interesting plot and well-developed characters. Thanks for the lovely review.
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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 10 Sep 2018, 11:57

Suspected foul play and suspicious circumstances regarding her fathers death and a secret moon mission. I can't wait to see how this story unfolds and to get to know these characters.

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Post by sanjus » 10 Sep 2018, 12:03

Your review suggest that the plot in this book is unpredictable and unique and that is set in California, Mexico and on moon, which sound quite interesting. In addition to this about the quality of writing is seems good, and therefore i think i should try to read this book soon.
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