The Inter-Planetary Corporation has sent the space ship Arcturus on a routine fact-finding mission, only to have it ambushed by a strange alien craft, leaving physicist Steve Stevens and Nadia Newton first stranded on Ganymede, and then caught up in the Vorkul-Hexan war. A space adventure of staggering proportions by science fiction master writer E. E. “Doc” Smith.
Public Domain (P)2014 Harry Shaw
Since I've never read the print version I have to say the audio version was certainly superior.
Easily compared to Triplanetary and others of the Lensman series.
I was initially disappointed that Reed McColm was not narrating this book since I've come to associate his voice with any E.E. Doc Smith book. However, after about 30 minutes or so I found that Shaw's reading was VERY similar to McColm's and I thoroughly enjoyed his narration.
Space Opera...Started HERE!
My headline for this review "For me this book was a gift!" is the only way I can describe finding this audio book. Over the years I've listened to the entire Skylard and Lensman series many times. I've also read the print versions many times before my vision started to make reading print difficult. Until recently I've never seen the Spacehounds book anywhere and assumed I would never be able to read it...so this was my gift. With the appearance of Spacehounds I'm now hoping that the Subspace books will also get recorded to audio since those also will be ...for me...gifts. Thank you Audible!
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