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    • Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight

    • On the Border for Uncle Sam
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Book number 15 of the Tom Swift series finds our hero pursuing smugglers across the Canadian border. In his friends and a custom agent had to Canada in Tom's mighty airship equipped with the world's greatest Searchlight in search of smugglers were using Shopton as a destination. Of course along the way, Tom and his friends have several hair-raising experiences. This book was originally published in 1912, and attitudes and expressions were different from today, and some may find the language in this material offensive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure nostalgia

    • By Red Plammer on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Tom Swift and His Motorcycle

    • By: Jerry Robbins, Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: Colin Budzyna And The Colonial Radio Players
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Young Tom Swift purchases a motorcycle and, being the inventor that he is, modifies it to his specifications in time to transport his father's new invention (a revolutionary turbine motor design) to Albany. However, a group of investors plan to steal the design for themselves, and send a gang of thieves after Tom as he travels the backroads to Albany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun ride

    • By Mark on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tom Swift and His Motor Boat

    • By: Victor Appleton, Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated by: Colin Budzyna, Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In Tom Swift and His Motor Boat, Tom's father - Barton Swift - a world-famous scientist, has been robbed of one of his greatest inventions. It's up to Tom to bring the criminals to justice, but he becomes a target of the rogues' anger when he unknowingly buys a boat in which the criminals have an interest in. This full cast production is an exciting adventure for the whole family.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tom Swift and His Motorcycle

    • Fun Adventures on the Road
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The first in a series of 28 Tom Swift books by Victor Appleton, this book introduces us to our hero Tom Swift son of noted inventor, Barton Swift. Tom's father's invention for new and improved turbine motor is stolen by the Happy Harry Gang, who we will meet in future episodes since they manage to escape this time. Each chapter is a cliffhanger filled with intrigue, espionage and excitement!

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship

    • The Naval Terror of the Seas
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, volume 18 in the Tom Swift series, finds our hero building an airship - but not just any airship: this is a battleship of the air, complete with cannons, bombs, and able to stay in the air for at least two weeks on a single tank of gas. It is no surprise that the Swift shops are soon infested with spies and evildoers bent on stealing Tom's ideas, and even better yet, his airship. Will the forces of evil steal Tom's airship and his ideas? Tune in and find out.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X

    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: Arthur Vincet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Tom Swift is the main character in the book series of science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention and technology. First published in 1910, the series total more than 100 volumes. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer. Tom's adventures have been written by various ghostwriters. Most of the books are credited to the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton. Most of the various series emphasized Tom's inventions.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Tom Swift and His Motorboat: The Rivals of Lake Carlopa

    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Tom Swift and His Motorcycle is Volume 2 of the original Tom Swift series. In this book, first published in 1910, our hero, the young inventor Tom Swift, buys a motorboat at auction that he "soups up", making it one of the fastest boats on Lake Charlupa. Meanwhile, the Happy Harry Gang has some sort of interest in the motorboat, with shady characters lurking about the Swift laboratories and the boat.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift in Captivity

    • A Daring Escape by Airship
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Tom Swift in Captivity is book number 13 of the Tom Swift series. In this adventure Tom, Ned, Mr. Damon and Eradicate travel to South America in search of a tribe of giants. Sam Preston, the owner of a large circus puts Tom and his friends on the trail of these huge creatures. Of course our hero and his friends passed through numerous hazards wild animals, and of course the dastardly bad guy. Travel along as John W. Michaels narrates this early piece of Americana.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice

    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: Patrick Treadway
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This time Tom Swift is off to Alaska to hunt for the valley of gold. His friend Abe Abercrombie, an old miner, claims to know approximately where it lies: "up where the icebergs and caves of ice are." But he needs Tom and his airplane to help him locate the exact spot. Unknown to Tom, his chief rival, Andy Foger, gets wind of the project and vows to beat Tom to the prize. Unknown to both are the Alaskan natives who will kill to protect their gold...

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Tom Swift and his Submarine Boat: Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure

    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Book 4 of the Tom Swift series opens with our hero's father completing an amazing submarine loaded with high-tech gadgetry in his backyard and ready to enter it into a government competition. Tom, however, discovers through the newspaper that a vessel has sunk containing $300,000 in gold (which was a lot of money back in 1910 when this book was published). Tom and his friends decide to forgo the government prize of $50,000 to pursue the bigger one - encountering some new villains and despicable characters along the way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun!

    • By Mike Porter on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers

    • Or, the Secret of Phantom Mountain
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Volume seven of the Tom Swift series brings our hero, Tom Swift, to Phantom Mountain, somewhere in Colorado, in search of a band of rascals who use the power generated in a flash of lightning to create diamonds. Tom Swift encounters Barcoe Jenks, an eccentric character we met in the previous volume, who enlists Tom's aid to get the secret of making perfect diamonds from the sinister gang of Diamond Makers. Once again our hero, Tom Swift, saves his companions from many a disaster.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Deadly dull reading

    • By Brooklyn Heights on 04-08-16

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive

    • To Miles a Minute on the Rails
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the first volume of this series, our hero, Tom Swift, rebuilds a motorcycle. In this, volume 25, Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive, Tom Swift not only invents, but builds an electric locomotive capable of speeds in excess of 120 mph. This is the final volume of the 25 volume Tom Swift series narrated by John W Michaels and published by Audio Books by Mike Vendetti.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and his War Tank

    • Doing His Bit for Uncle Sam
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    As the title implies, our hero Tom Swift invents and designs a monster of the battlefield. A war tank. The United States has just entered World War I, and German spies abound. Particularly where Tom is designing and building his amazing tank. He does however, manage to get his machine off to France, and no doubt aid the allies in their war effort.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift Among the Firefighters

    • Battling Flames in the Air
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A blaze breaks out in a fireworks factory near Tom Swift's home, but the fire is even closer to his sweetheart, Mary Nestor's house. Tom and his chum and faithful companion Ned Newton rush to extinguish the conflagration and help rescue victims. Tom and Ned rescue a scientist and chemist who becomes one of the subplots of this thrilling tale of yesteryear. The main plot of the story is based on an idea that strikes Tom as he is fighting the fire: Why not invent an aerial firefighting apparatus? It is this invention that nearly blinds Eradicate, but ultimately sends Tom to rescue Mary Nestor.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and his Air Scout

    • Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this episode, our hero Tom Swift, perfects a noiseless aeroplane able to cross enemy lines in a silent single bound without detection. Of course spies and evil scoundrels attempt to steal Tom's secrets, even going so far as to kidnap Mr. Nestor. Stay tuned to learn how Tom overcomes the forces of evil to save his girlfriend Mary's father and of more.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and His Undersea Search

    • The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Sunken treasure in the Atlantic Ocean! Millions of dollars in gold just there for the taking. All our hero Tom Swift has to do is find it, and recover it. He knows the latitude and longitude, but it's not that easy when the treasure lies somewhere leagues beneath the surface of the ocean. But leave it to our hero, his amazing submarine, and his faithful friends to find a way. Sail along with Tom Swift on another exciting adventure battling the forces of nature, sea monsters, and evil villains, as he searches for treasure!

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle: Daring Adventures on Elephant Island

    • Tom Swift, Book 10
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Volume 10 of the Tom Swift series finds our hero building a new airship and taking it to Africa, where he hunts elephants with his new electric rifle and rescues two missionaries from a savage and crafty tribe of red pygmies. Please remember that this book was published in 1911, and attitudes and language acceptable at that time are not politically correct today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgia and fun, but not much else.

    • By Berkley on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and His Sky Racer

    • The Quickest Flight on Record
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Volume nine of the Tom Swift series pits our hero Tom Swift against his arch rival Andy Foger in an airplane race for a prize of $10,000. A lot of money back in 1910. Andy has developed an even nastier bag of tricks in this volume. Our hero not only builds the world’s fastest monoplane in his garage, but saves his father's life by flying a world-class surgeon in the monoplane to his father's aid. Every chapter of this book is a cliffhanger, leaving the listener in anticipation of the next exciting chapter.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout

    • The Speediest Car on the Road
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout takes us back to gentler times when the bad guys weren't really that bad, didn't carry Uzis, and being an inventor like Thomas Edison was the dream of many young boys. In this book our hero creates an electric automobile with a top speed of over 100 mi./h, saves the bank, gives the bully two black eyes, wins the prize for the fastest automobile in a 500 mile race, only stopping once to recharge his batteries. Without a NASCAR pit crew, it only took Tom 25 min.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift and His Airship: The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud

    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In Book 3 of the Tom Swift series, Tom Swift and His Airship, our hero, Tom Swift, with the help of his new friend, balloonist John Sharp, builds an amazing airship. It's part dirigible, part airplane, and totally amazing, with a 20-cylinder motor and the ability to land on tall buildings in a single bound. Once again, the redhaired bully Andy Foger plots against Tom, but once again, he is foiled by our hero. Every chapter is a cliffhanger loaded with excitement.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By Dr Hesper on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $9.07

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