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John Grimes
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(3.9 based on 117 ratings)
  • 1

    The Road to the Rim: John Grimes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Dragon? Fairies? Frog Princes? Sir Dominik Flandry? In a John Grimes Rim Adventure? Strange things happen out where the stellar medium grows thin, out where it is difficult to say if you remain within the galxay or you're falling through the intergalactic void. Add to that strangeness an Outsider ship filled with technology so far in advance of the human as to appear magical, and the catalytic presence of Commodore John Grimes, and anything can happen - anything at all.

    Richard says: "New graduate from Space Academy John Grimes"
    New graduate from Space Academy John Grimes

    The start of a brillent career by newly graduate John Grimes.

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 2

    To Prime the Pump: John Grimes, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Lieut. John Grimes, officer on the space ship Ares, arrives at the planet El Dorado with his shipmates on a mission of mercy. The men and women of that fabulous planet, who have almost but not quite achieved immortality, are in immediate danger of extinction. The men are infertile and the ladies are getting out of hand. Lieut. Grimes and his cohorts, who only want to help, are suddenly in deadly peril.

    Dennis says: "Much Better!"
    Much Better!

    Much better story then the first book. Nice plot and OK narration. I'll try the next book!

    Reviewed on July 16 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 3

    The Hard Way Up: John Grimes, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Dragons? Fairies? Frog Princes? Sir Dominik Flandry? In a John Grimes Rim Adventure? Strange things happen out where the stellar medium grows thin, out where it is difficult to say if you remain within the galxay or you’re falling through the intergalactic void. Add to that strangeness an Outsider ship filled with technology so far in advance of the human as to appear magical, and the catalytic presence of Commodore John Grimes, and anything can happen - anything at all.

    Dennis says: "Keeps Getting Better!"
    Keeps Getting Better!

    This book is sort of like 7 short storys of John Grimes. I liked it. On to the next book!

    Reviewed on July 18 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 4

    The Broken Cycle: John Grimes, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Being lost in space was no new experience to John Grimes, whose career as an interstellar officer had brought him into many such dilemmas. But being lost inside a colossal alien spacecraft had no precedent. Complicating the matter was the discovery that the very universe was not their own but an alternate and that their captor seemed to be the omnipotent force of that entire other cosmos.

    Richard says: "Proposed reading/listening list"
    Proposed reading/listening list

    Several Short Stories

    Reviewed on April 10 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 5

    Spartan Planet: John Grimes, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    John Grimes arrives on the forgotten planet Sparta, where a birth machine produces men generation after generation. The strangely shaped "men" on his ship have a catastrophic effect.

    Dennis says: "Another Good Grimes Adventure"
    Another Good Grimes Adventure

    Grimes fines a planet modeled after Greek Sparta with out any woman! I'm glad I don't live there.

    Reviewed on July 21 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 6

    The Inheritors: John Grimes, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    He was a cunning, ruthless opportunist who paid when he had to and stole when he could - but never when there was the slightest chance of getting caught. That's what had John Grimes worried: Here was Kane directly under the watchful eyes - and guns - of a Federation Survey vessel, openly engaging in kidnapping and trafficking in human flesh! Despite the fact that the beautiful inhabitants of this Lost Colony faced a fate worse than death, a more cautious - or less gallant - officer would do nothing - secure in the knowledge that regardless of appearances there would be some loophole that placed the Law squarely on Kane's side.

    Dennis says: "Not Bad!"
    Not Bad!

    A planet full of Cat people from the sic-fi book the Island of Dr. Monroe. How does Grimes keep finding these places...lol

    Reviewed on July 22 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 7

    The Big Black Mark: John Grimes, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    A pivotal time in the career of John Grimes. A fateful journey in the vessel Discovery, bearing an uncanny kinship to the legendary vessel the Bounty. The big black mark on his service record.

    Richard says: "Is this the End of Grimes' Space Career?"
    Is this the End of Grimes' Space Career?

    Yes

    Reviewed on May 31 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 8

    The Far Traveler: John Grimes, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Far Traveler was a rich woman's toy constructed of gold and directed by an omniscient, dictorial and feminine computer known as Big Sister. John Grimes had become the vessels captain and sets off to look for lost space colonies.

    Richard says: "Captain of a solid GOLD Space Vessel"
    Captain of a solid GOLD Space Vessel

    Yes, entire series is very readable/listenable picking up things missed or forgotten from previous readings/listening.

    Reviewed on June 08 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 9

    Star Courier: John Grimes, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In his long and fabulous career as the Captain Hornblower of space, John Grimes was to experience many strange things, rising through the ranks of the Interstellar Federation from triumphs to disaster, and ultimately becoming the most famous of the Rim Runners, far out along the edge of the Milky Way. But there was a period when Grimes fell between one cosmic empire and another, on his own, commander only of a single deep-space pinnace and looking for work. And that was when he became a god! He thought he was just doing a mailman's job, but the price of the postage turned out to be divinity - with a lovely nude postmistress certified for a goddess!

    Dennis says: "John Grimes vs The Bug People!"
    John Grimes vs The Bug People!

    Well lets see... Grimes high on Fungus...Grimes vs The Bug People...Grimes the God! You deside...

    Reviewed on July 27 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 10

    To Keep the Ship: John Grimes, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    John Grimes falls into the clutches of terrorists. It's going to talk all his efforts to keep his precious golden ship. (Especially as it is infected with mini-Susies who were sharp-toothed, hungry and ready to eat him alive.)

    Dennis says: "Grimes the Playboy"
    Grimes the Playboy

    Well what can I say. Grimes seems to get layed more then James Bond...Also a test tube thing turns into his x-lover that tries to eat him.

    Reviewed on July 28 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 11

    Matilda's Stepchildren: John Grimes, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not be too fussy about who he carried. Fenalla Pruin, the muckraking reporter, was always going to be trouble. They need the boomerang throwing abilities of two sexy dancers from New Alice to get them out of trouble.

    Dennis says: "Another Name for Grimes is LUCKY!"
    Another Name for Grimes is LUCKY!

    If I lived a thousand life times I couldn't have a tenth of Grimes Luck! Grimes gets sent to a Coliseum of S&M, fighting to the death and tourcher. B..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 30 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 12

    Star Loot: John Grimes, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By A Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Dennis says: "Grimes Scores Again!"
    Grimes Scores Again!

    What else is new Grimes luck with all including woman is holding up! Fair to OK story.

    Reviewed on August 02 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 13

    The Anarch Lords: John Grimes, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Grimes career as a space pirate has ended. Now he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchists' own planet. His first task is to stay alive - with a whole world plotting his murder!

    Richard says: "Alone on a island with a beautiful/willing woman"
    Alone on a island with a beautiful/willing woman

    Taken to task after Star Loot, Grimes has his captains certificate suspended. As a reward he is made a planetary governor where endentured servants (r..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 14

    The Last Amazon: John Grimes, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Grimes' career as a space pirate has ended, he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchist's own planet. His first task is to stay alive with a whole world plotting his murder!

    Richard says: "Not 1, not 2, but 4 old flames together?"
    Not 1, not 2, but 4 old flames together?

    After getting booted as Planet Governor Grimes with a newly acquired Masters License leaves to meet his ship, Sister Sue. Guess where, back to Sparta ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 15

    The Wild Ones: John Grimes, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Back on Earth with Shirl and Darleen from New Alice, John Grimes is off on a new mission. Giant golden creatures and accusations of witchcraft are all part of A. Bertram Chandler's last completed novel.

    Richard says: "Tick Toc I see the workings of a beautiful robot"
    Tick Toc I see the workings of a beautiful robot

    Grimes' mother makes his father give up a beautiful see through robot in female human form made by Seiko of Japan. She then helps Grimes end a 'seal' ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 16

    Into the Alternate Universe: John Grimes, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Rim ghosts are real! Intruders from alternate universes appearing where the fabric of space is thin. Sonya and John Grimes find themselves in an alternate universe.

    Richard says: "Strange things fall into cracks"
    Strange things fall into cracks

    Are they in a crack between universes? Grimes and Sonya have to find a way to return to their universe and not meet their end as so many other things ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 17

    Contraband from Otherspace: John Grimes, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Out there, along the outer edge of the galaxy, many strange things can happen, for there time and space undergo strange distortions and "space ghosts" may appear where no ship ought to be. Where Commodore Grimes of the Rim Mamelute was concerned the derelict vessel, so strangely named Distriyir, was no space ghost. It was solid, it was real, and it was very disturbing. For one thing, it had been manned by desperate men and women clad in rags. For another, everything was curiously misplaced, misspelled, somehow wrong, even to the adjustment of seats as if people had tails!

    Dennis says: "Grimes and the Mutant Rats!"
    Grimes and the Mutant Rats!

    Grimes saves a Universe from Mutant Rats. Grimes is married! Grimes is back in our Universe. Not a bad book. Not as good as others. What will Grimes d..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 18

    The Gateway to Never: John Grimes, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The air was alive with the vicious buzzing of the stun-guns. The smuggler was frozen in his squatting posture, paralyzed, unable to stir so much as a finger. But the robot moved. Its drive unit hammered shockingly and un-rhythmically and it shot straight upwards. Beams from hastily switched on police searchlights swept the sky like the antennae of disturbed insects - then caught it, held it, a tiny bright star in a firmament that had never known any stars. At least four machine rifles were hammering, and an incandescent tracer arched upwards with deceptive slowness.

    Richard says: "Grimes as (GASP) a Customs Inspector"
    Grimes as (GASP) a Customs Inspector

    Commodore Grimes is forced to work with the Rim Worlds Custom's Chief Inspector to try and stop the drug trade from entering the Rim Worlds.

    Reviewed on October 02 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 19

    The Rim Gods: John Grimes, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Grimes, astronautical superintendent of Rim Runners and commanding officer of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve, was tired of being a desk-bound space commodore. So when the chance came for him to do a little personal astronautical trouble-shooting, he didn't ask who, why or what - he just went. Which is how he found himself involved with time-space worlds, predatory starfish, and legendary characters apparently come to life. That's what can happen when you are out at the galaxy's edge and call forth The Rim Gods.

    Richard says: "Nine short stories from air-sea-land and space"
    Nine short stories from air-sea-land and space

    1. The Rim Gods
    2. The Bird-Brained Navigator
    3. The Tin Fishes
    4. The Last Dreamer
    5. Grimes at Glenrowan
    6. Grimes and the Great..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 20

    Alternate Orbits: John Grimes, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Kinsolving's planet on the rim of space where the fabric of time and is stretched almost to bursting. Should John Grimes be surprised to meet...Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterly? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler?

    Richard says: "Four short stories"
    Four short stories

    1. Hall of Fame (Originally The Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars)
    2. The Sister Ships
    3. The Man Who Sailed the Skys
    4. The Rub

    Reviewed on November 02 2013 by Richard (byhalia, MS, United States)
  • 21

    The Dark Dimensions: John Grimes, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Strange things happen near the Rim of Space. John Grimes meets John Grimes in a tale from the outside of time and space.

    Dennis says: "2 Grimes at the Same Time"
    2 Grimes at the Same Time

    This short story is Ok. It is good you mite say. I'm just getting tired of this saga and the way out there stories.

    Reviewed on December 14 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 22

    The Way Back: John Grimes, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By A. Bertram Chandler
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Carries on from The Dark Dimensions. Back aboard Faraway Quest near a prehistoric Kinsolving's World, Grimes and the loyal faction of his crew must somehow find the way back to their own time and place. It involves some interesting detours through space and time.

    Dennis says: "From the Birth of the Universe and Back!"
    From the Birth of the Universe and Back!

    What will it be next time? John Grimes has been every where, slept with every one that mattered, and done everything you can think of.! He done it wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 06 2014 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)