I loved this book and its sequel many years ago when I first read it. I am delighted to find it has stood the test of time, as I found the audiobook y..Show More »ears later to be just as riviting. It is hard for me to believe it was written in 1931! Of course, there are certain details, prose style and attitudes that bring to mind the era in which it was born. The story itself, however, is timeless, exciting and very well written. I found, despite my familiarity with the story, I could hardly bear to put it down. The characters, while a little larger than life, still resonate today. If you love science fiction, you will love this classic!
The story has a timelessness about it. The alien technology is sufficiently different to not make it out of date in the early 21st century. But the wr..Show More »iter continually reminds of us of the how long the planet was floating in space and, well, all manner of dangers and mysteries that just slow down the book and diminish the experience. Peter Ganim is an able narrator but combined with the writing style I found it a bit overly formal as well. Maybe that's the way it was in the 30's, but towards the end I found it annoying.
Nevertheless, it's a good story and a worthy listen.