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The Strange Mission of the Space Cruiser Ares

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.

©1971 A. Bertram Chandler (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Much Better!

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

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  • Richard
  • byhalia, MS, United States
  • 03-15-13

Young Grimes shows flair for trouble

Where does To Prime the Pump rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is book 2 of the John Grimes career from Space Academy to Rim Worlds Admiral

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A fun story but not a literary milestone.

Weird concept in the vacuum of the pre human genome cracking. An interesting story but light in the shadow of technical advances since it was written. A fine space opera with a hint of swashbuckling.