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Publisher's Summary

Earth does not exist. Or so they want you to believe. Who are they and what do they want? They are the Voltarians of Voltar - an empire 110 planets strong. They are already among us. And the invasion is about to begin…. Or is it? The truth is far more sinister. It's the end of the world as you know it…and the beginning of one of the most spectacular, thought-provoking, and wildly inventive works of science fiction and espionage of our time.

Don't miss any of the volumes in L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth series.
©1985 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1985 L. Ron Hubbard

Critic Reviews

"Ironic, exciting, romantic, and hilarious. [The Invaders Plan] delighted me from the beginning. Remember how you felt the first time you saw Star Wars? This book will do it to you again. (Orson Scott Card)

“An outrageous and wildly funny read.” ( San Francisco Examiner)

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overly abridged

This recording is not the whole book. It is overly abridged, important details completely missing. It flows well, but misses character and setting development.

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Great strory

I hate abridged books. If it's not gonna be unabridged, don't do it.i would buy an unabridged version.

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  • Michael
  • DAYTON, OH, United States
  • 03-23-15

Just the best!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved this whole story, whenever I have a question about life, I just ask myself, What would Jettero Heller do?

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invaders Plan?

There were so many, and it is the best science fiction series I have ever read, or listened to! But to be fair, the innocence of the main hero Jettero.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene with Jettero, getting in a fight in the bar, while Sultan makes fun of what he calls Jettero's stupidity and bravery.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Mission Earth of Coarse! Why fool with perfection.

Any additional comments?

Love the whole series, and the deep meanings having to do with our so called culture.

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Rate the Book, Not the Author's Personal Beliefs

As with most of L Ron's Science Fiction, this one is amusing. The "science" is about as "real" as that found in Buck Rogers, but the story and characters are fun.

Don't let any preconceptions about outside issues prevent you from enjoying this satiric romp - that goes for the entire Mission Earth series, not just this one book.

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  • J Albert
  • San Antonio, TX, United States
  • 01-07-12

An Amazing Suck You In Book To This Series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend this to people that love Science Fiction and for those that have not tried Science Fiction.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some parts were very funny and the narrators did well.

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  • brian
  • brooklyn park, MN, United States
  • 12-12-11

Invaders plan was a good listen..

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes...it was easy to listen to and entertaining....

What other book might you compare The Invaders Plan to and why?

There are so many in this genre

Which scene was your favorite?

No clear favorite....just the images of the star wars like community and characters I imagined while listening was great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I normally listen to all my books in one sitting...

Any additional comments?

Great listen,will surely listen to more in this series...

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Read in the style of the prose...

Hubbard's dekalogy is a slapstick, tickle-in-the-ribs-until-they-faint- from-laughter triumph. This recording mimics the feel of the original story. The abridgers have done a marvelous job of cutting off the fat and leaving the muscle of the story. This is a marvelous romp and a madcap commentary on the human race. Installment 1 happens on an alien planet, but one that is enough like home that the listener will be able to pick up and follow the plot without a problem. If you are looking for wonderful diversion, pick this up. If you are looking for humorous commentary on the human condition, pick this up. If you are looking for serious reflection on the state of the planet, look elsewhere. This is nothing but rib-tickling entertainment.

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Wow!!! So good!

Really good story! Makes you think. Good satire on International governments. Perfect short story that you can finish in an afternoon. Great for road trips!!

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  • BlownItem
  • Seattle, WA United States
  • 05-28-17

Entertaining

Would you listen to The Invaders Plan again? Why?

This is volume 1 of a 10 volume set (the word 'decology' was coined for this set). I have been trying to read it for years, but for one reason or another only got through volume 3 before something came up. Now that Alexa can read me to sleep, I believe I will make it this time!

Which character – as performed by uncredited – was your favorite?

Soltan Gris, obviously.

Any additional comments?

The series is fantasy, pure and simple. It is not in the class of '2001: A Space Odyssey'; nor is it meant to be. It is simple entertainment.

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Entertaining Again

I've read this series over 30 years ago and enjoyed it more than the first. L Ron Hubbard should be remembered for his great Science Fiction. Battlefield Earth was his best. They made into a absurd movie. His writings are humorous in their dramatic art of exaggeration. Enjoy.