Galactic Patrol : Lensman

  • by E. E. 'Doc' Smith
  • Narrated by Reed McColm
  • Series: Lensman
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Taking command of the experimental fighting ship the Brittania, Kinnison and his crew set off on a journey of harrowing adventures, coming face to face with deadly space creatures and the evil pirate Helmuth...who may be the dreaded Boskone himself.

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What the Critics Say

"The most towering figure in science fiction, thanks to the enormous scope of his novels." (Isaac Asimov)
"If you wish to understand the roots of modern science fiction, you have to read the Lensman saga." (Allen Steele)
"A finalist for a special Hugo Award for All-Time Best Series, 'Lensman' is considered by many sf heads to be the greatest of the space operas and clearly a source for such successors as Star Trek and Star Wars." (Library Journal)

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Getting to these books is rewarding

Once past the first two books the series picks up more of a plot and deals with characters that are the culmination of the build from previous novels. This story is full of critical plot moments that don't necessarily have a predictable outcome and rewards those who made in through the first two books.

The narration isn't too exctiting, but now that the books are you can listen past this a bit.
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- Thesle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2007
  • Publisher: Books in Motion