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Publisher's Summary

Earthlings: Beware!   

Do you know who your enemies are?   

Your neighbor? Your boss? Your butcher? Your wife?    

Only the Voltarians know for sure. They’ve successfully infiltrated our little world - and it may never be the same. They walk among us. They work among us. And they’re making themselves right at home, prepping the planet for a power play unlike any you’ve ever seen before.   

In this web of espionage, intrigue, and betrayal, even Voltarian Royal Combat Engineer Jettero Heller doesn’t know whom he can trust. He’s hard at work creating a gasoline substitute to fuel his ’68 Caddy in a Long Island automobile race - a development that could have dramatic consequences for the entire human race. As such, he poses a grave threat to the powers that be.   

Now, his treacherous fellow Voltarian, Soltan Gris, has formed a secret alliance with a cabal that includes a dirty DC politician, a ruthless billionaire industrialist, and a mysterious media madman. Their mission: terminate Jettero Heller.   

Beset by double-crossing body doubles and backstabbing identity shifters, Heller discovers that the most dangerous battle of all is about to begin...against The Enemy Within.

Don't miss any of the volumes in L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth series.
©1986 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1986 L. Ron Hubbard

Critic Reviews

“Superbly imaginative, intricately plotted.” (Chicago Tribune)

 "A must buy." (American Library Association) 

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Being somewhat dated (written in the mid-1980s, I believe) this satire of modern day America lacks cell phones, the Internet, and even any significant mention of computers! Despite all of that, the reader will see clear parallels between this story and many very current events. If anything, the technological changes that have occurred in the last 30 years have exacerbated these phenomena. If you enjoy a wild ride performed brilliantly with a great sense of humor, these books are for you.

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Perfect for Audible listening

Would you consider the audio edition of The Enemy Within to be better than the print version?

This L. Ron Hubbard's series is immense and many cannot take the time to read the entire ten volume Mission Earth saga. The audio edition is very entertaining and captures the complete story line. Very well performed. I truly believe this is the best way to experience this story.

What did you like best about this story?

Each area of the audio experience adds to the story. The sound effects, multiple speakers playing various roles, and the interpretation from book to audio, all extremely well done.

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator is consistent throughout the audio series. I don't know if the narrator has performed for other authors.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Right at the beginning. I've read many of Hubbard's books and I was pleased that this effort captured all of the characters personalities that go along with printed version.

Any additional comments?

Truly the best way to enjoy this wonderful sci-fi work. The price for each volume is very reasonable and, I think, it's one of the best values on Audible (shhh, don't tell them).