Tom Swift and His War Tank

Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.4 stars; 114 reviews)

Tom Swift, that prolific youthful inventor, is engaged in trying to help the Allies win WWI. After reading newspaper accounts of the British tanks, Tom takes a sheet of paper and sets out to design a better one from scratch. And fortunately, he can throw the whole family business behind his venture.

He has two problems: First, his friends and acquaintances are questioning his patriotism because he hasn't enlisted as a rifleman for the front lines. Even his girl is worried his blood isn't true-blue. But that's because he is developing his tank in secret, and they don't know he's concentrating on winning the war the American way, with machines.

The second problem is that the German spies have penetrated the secret of what is being built in the high-security shop on the Swift property. And they will stop at nothing to steal its design - not kidnapping Tom, and not kidnapping the tank itself, complete with crew.

Tom and his buddies had better work fast, or the American riflemen are going to find the Kaiser's soldiers using American-designed tanks against them! (Summary by Mark F. Smith) (4 hr 38 min)


Chapters 1 & 2 25:09 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 3 & 4 21:36 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 5 & 6 21:46 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 7 & 8 21:44 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 9 & 10 20:17 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 11 & 12 27:12 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 13 & 14 17:39 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 15 & 16 20:15 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 17 & 18 23:07 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 19 & 20 20:06 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 21 & 22 21:03 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapters 23, 24 & 25 38:12 Read by Mark F. Smith



(5 stars)

awesome book and great narration, I just wish that there were more books by this author there are well over 100 books between Victor Appleton and Victor Appleton II (Victor Appleton II however is actually various different authors) Here's the wiki link to the Tom Swift Jr page:,_Jr. The link to the main wiki entry for all of Tom Swift: Lastly the link to all of the Tom Swift books written including both public domain and non PD books: (yes this review is from my phone and the link's are .m. for ease the of those on tablets and phone's) Better than half of the series aren't in the public domain. However books #1-#25, and #39 of the original series are in PD, and a few others of the "Tom Swift Jr." series are also works in the PD

Well read

(4 stars)

This book was well read by Mark of my favourite readers but sadly, there is an annoying hum throughout which detracts somewhat from the enjoyment. If it bothers you enough try another Tom Swift book by reader Tom Weiss, also an excellent reader and no hum in the book that I chose read by him.

Good Story

(4 stars)

Tom Swift is an inventor. He has designed a tank to help the Allies win WWI. German spies are trying to steal the secrets of his tank. The books in the series are relatively short and are good stories for youths. Mark Smith 5 Stars for his reading ability!

Didn't listen to this

(0.5 stars)

I started on this book but noticed very quickly that there is a peculiar humming sound in the background. This probably wouldn't bother most people but it bugs me.


(5 stars)

Thank you way too cheesy, the boys didn't understand the horrors of war thanks though Mark for the good read bye

(2.5 stars)

unfortunately a weak story and far too long. Mark Simpson does an excellent job reading, but that doesn't make the story better.

(5 stars)

I'd heard of the Tom Swift books, but never read one. Great fun. Mark Smith's reading was perfect

(5 stars)

Great story but the humming noise after a period of time becomes irritating. Narrator does a great job.