Lensman
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  • 1
    Triplanetary: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Triplanetary: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (174)

    From the atomic age in Atlantis to a world remote in space and time, two incredible ancient races, the Arisians and the Eddorians, are in the midst of an interstellar war - with Earth as the prize.

    Lensman Series is Still Fun

    Okay. The narrator of this series is not the best. Nevertheless, this story still works if you can get past some of writing (the "look of eag..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2009 by DJM (Franklin, TN USA)
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    Triplanetary: Lensman Series, Book 1 | E.E. Smith

    Triplanetary: Lensman Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By E.E. Smith
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Written in two parts, Triplanetary introduces the concept of two warring alien races: the Arisians and the Eddorians, whose battles on Earth are unknown to the human race, and in fact the humans are unaware that the Arisians have been secretly and selectively breeding the humans to use as weapons for these battles. From the time of Rome to World War II, the author takes the listener on a lightning-fast journey through Earth's history as the warzone for aliens.

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    Triplanetary: First in the Lensman Series | E.E. Doc Smith

    Triplanetary: First in the Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By E.E. Doc Smith
    • Narrated By Phil Chenevert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Triplanetary was first serialized in Amazing Stories in 1934. After the Lensman series became popular, Smith took his Triplanetary story and turned it into the first of the Lensman series, using it as a prequel to give the back story for the protaganists in the Lensmen series. He added six new chapters, doubling it in size and it's really a different book from the serialized novel, being published 14 years after the first. It was put into Gutenberg just last year.

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  • 2
    First Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    First Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (195)

    In the not-too-distant future, while fleets of commercial space ships travel between the planets of numerous solar systems, a traveler named Virgil Samms visits the planet Arisia. There, he becomes the first wearer of the Lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces of law and order. As the first Lensman, Samms helps to form the Galactic Patrol, a battalion of Lensmen who are larger-than-life heroes. These soldiers are the best of the best, with incredible skill, stealth, and drive.

    Lensman Series is Still Fun

    Okay. The narrator of this series is not the best. Nevertheless, this story still works if you can get past some of writing (the "look of eag..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2009 by DJM (Franklin, TN USA)
  • 3
    Galactic Patrol: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Galactic Patrol: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (145)

    The Galactic Patrol's Lensmen are the most feared peacekeepers in the galaxy. The "Lens", a telepathic jewel matched to the ego of its wearer, is the ultimate weapon in the war against the merciless pirate Boskone and his forces of lawlessness. The only problem is the Galactic Patrol isn't sure how to capitalize on the Lens' incredible powers. But new graduate Kimball Kinnison is determined to learn.

    Lensmen Series Is Still Fun

    Okay. The narrator of this series is not the best. Nevertheless, this story still works if you can get past some of writing (the "look of e..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2008 by Dennis (Franklin, TN, United States)
  • 4
    Gray Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Gray Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (111)

    Lensman Kimball Kinnison has attained the goal that every Lensman seeks, and so few attain: that of Unattached Lensman, a Lensman who is accountable to no one anywhere, completely independent, completely free.

    A Long Time Ago

    I first read the Lensmen series in 1958 when I was 14. I saw the books again on Audible.com and thought "why not?". I am so glad I did. This has broug..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 01 2008 by Paul Murrant (Medowie, NSW, AU)
  • 5
    Second Stage Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Second Stage Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    Kimball Kinnison and the Galactic Patrol again take up battle with Boskonia. The warfare leads to some odd corners of the universe and some stranger worlds. They include the planet Lyrane where a matriarchal society exists and the frigid world of Onio, with its incredibly alien inhabitants.

    The greatest series going

    I have read and re-read this series since I first discovered it in the early 60s. The series made every boomer patrol I made.

    The only ser..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2015 by Old Sub Sailor (Lake Jackson, TX United States)
  • 6
    Children of the Lens: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Children of the Lens: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (100)

    Twenty years have passed since the events in Second State Lensman. Kimball Kinnison and his wife, Clarrissa, now have five children - the "Children of the Lens". As the offspring of generations of selected matings, they are the most brilliant and capable minds in the universe. Their mission: to conclude the Boskonian war.

    Titanic

    A fittingly titanic end to the first and (possibly) greatest space opera series of all time!

    Reviewed on August 04 2011 by Noah (New York, New York)
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    The Vortex Blaster: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    The Vortex Blaster: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    One man against the basic energy of the universe, unleashed in a ravening fury: that's Dr. Neal "Storm" Cloud. Unique is the only way to describe him. Alone in his single-handed battle, he finds that the appalling destructiveness of a loose atomic vortex can be canceled out only by destroying the vortex itself. While not even the most massive and modern of computers could figure out how to destroy a loose vortex, "Storm" Cloud can - and does.

    Great pulp sci-fi.

    I've read the book years ago and enjoyed it as great light science fiction. I enjoyed it again through Reed McColm's narration which I thought was per..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2015 by Kevin Mitchell ()
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    The Vortex Blaster | E. E.

    The Vortex Blaster

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By E. E. "Doc" Smith
    • Narrated By Phil Chenevert
    Overall
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    Uncontrolled, terribly violent Atomic Vortices are slowly destroying civilization on every human planet throughout the galaxy. Nothing can contain or stop them despite the lensmen's best efforts until one destroys the home and family of "Storm" Cloud, brilliant atomic physicist. The tragedy triggers actions on his part that pit him one-on-one against the horrible vortices.

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