Tom Swift in Captivity

Read by Tom Weiss

(4.5 stars; 107 reviews)

Tom Swift is approached by Mr. Preston, the owner of a circus, and begins to tell the story of Jake Poddington, Mr. Preston's most skilled hunter. As it turns out, Jake went missing just after sending word to Preston that Jake was on the trail of a tribe of giants, somewhere in South Africa. That was the last Preston has heard of Jake Poddington. Preston would like Tom to use one of his airships to search for Poddington, and if possible, bring back a giant for the circus. Listeners are forewarned that some elements and characters included in Tom Swift books portray certain ethnic groups in a very dated manner that modern readers, and listeners, may find offensive. Despite the racially stereotyped behavior and pronunciation in the books, the Reader believes it makes sense to read what’s written in order to be faithful to the author’s intent.(Introduction by Wikipedia and Tom Weiss) (4 hr 17 min)


01 - A Strange Request 11:55 Read by Tom Weiss
02 - The Circus Man 11:07 Read by Tom Weiss
03 - Tom Will Go 9:30 Read by Tom Weiss
04 - Look Out For My Rival 10:46 Read by Tom Weiss
05 - Andy Foger Learns Something 13:03 Read by Tom Weiss
06 - Alarming News 9:45 Read by Tom Weiss
07 - Fire On Board 12:27 Read by Tom Weiss
08 - A Narrow Escape 9:09 Read by Tom Weiss
09 - Forward March 10:24 Read by Tom Weiss
10 - A Wild Horse Stampede 10:19 Read by Tom Weiss
11 - Caught In A Living Rope 12:24 Read by Tom Weiss
12 - A Native Battle 9:30 Read by Tom Weiss
13 - The Desertion 12:08 Read by Tom Weiss
14 - In Giant Land 10:34 Read by Tom Weiss
15 - In The Palace of The King 12:16 Read by Tom Weiss
16 - The Rival Circus Man 10:10 Read by Tom Weiss
17 - Held Captives 10:06 Read by Tom Weiss
18 - Tom's Mysterious Box 8:55 Read by Tom Weiss
19 - Weak Giants 13:11 Read by Tom Weiss
20 - The Lone Captive 10:57 Read by Tom Weiss
21 - A Royal Conspiracy 8:19 Read by Tom Weiss
22 - The Twin Giants 5:08 Read by Tom Weiss
23 - A Surprise In The Night 5:13 Read by Tom Weiss
24 - The Airship Flight 9:13 Read by Tom Weiss
25 - Tom's Giant - Conclusion 11:06 Read by Tom Weiss


I like this series

(5 stars)

Tom Swift is a smart young fellow who loves to get into new adventures. This is another in a long series of them and does not disappoint. If you were a fan of Hardy Boys teen style of story-telling, this is right up there with them. I enjoy the series as a light reading and fun book. This time the boys are off trying to capture a giant while rescuing a missing man. Of course, Tom's enemies are all around and trying to one-up Tom while beating him to the prize. Reader is excellent, enjoy!

The Inimitable Tom Swift January 2021

(5 stars)

I love the stories of our Hero Tom Swift who takes on every situation whether or not if with experience or little to go on with vigor and vim. I have listened to this particular story twice now and it still gave me the same enjoyment as when I first heard it. I just wish that there were more T/S stories read by Tom Weiss, who might I add is a most wonderful narrator. Thank you LibriVox

(4 stars)

can we be rid of Andy Foger yet?


(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

cool story about BIPOC oppression

(5 stars)

This story was written from the perspective of implicit white male privilege. There are no gay orgies. The protagonist , a white male, takes credit for every invention under the sun. In actuallity all his inventions were created by his 'servant' Irradicade Smith, who is a BIPOC who actaully creates all the cool things Tom gets credit for. Irradicade is always keeping the hapless Tom Smith out of trouble. Also Tom is always keeping technology away from immigrants who need to feed their family. Because it was written so long ago, all the evil things Tom does are either white washed or openlly applauded

(3.5 stars)

after a couple tom swift novels they become very predictable and loose a lot of there charm. thanks anyhow Libervox you didn't pick the book for me I did. and will always think LIBERVOX ROCKS⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

(5 stars)

Very great story and narration excellent.

(3.5 stars)

dated morals more than others in this series