The Door Through Space

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(4.3 stars; 342 reviews)

At one time Race Cargill had been the best Terran Intelligence agent on the complex and mysterious planet of Wolf. He had repeatedly imperiled his life amongst the half-human and non-human creatures of the sullen world. And he had repeatedly accomplished the fantastic missions until his name was emblazoned with glory.

But that had all seemingly ended. For six long years he'd sat behind a boring desk inside the fenced-in Terran Headquarters, cut off there ever since he and a rival had scarred and ripped each other in blood-feud.

But when THE DOOR THROUGH SPACE swung suddenly open, the feud was on again—and with it a plot designed to check and destroy the Terran Empire. (original book blurb) (3 hr 55 min)


Author's Note 1:51 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter One 8:10 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Two 15:20 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Three 19:55 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Four 13:51 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Five 18:41 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Six 9:52 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Seven 21:21 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Eight 14:30 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Nine 12:13 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Ten 6:44 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Eleven 17:04 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Twelve 11:06 Read by Christie Nowak
Chapter Thirteen 27:07 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter Fourteen 11:11 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter Fifteen 26:20 Read by Clive Catterall


Good story

(5 stars)

I have listened to this story 2x. There are lots of neat twists to this story. On the planet Wolf, humans and natives stand fiercely apart from each other. Only two humans have ever been accepted by the natives, and those two are now engaged in a blood feud. This changes however, when the wife of the one seeks help from the other to save her missing daughter. Throw in a strange religious cult and some savage toys, and you get a great story. The recordings were good, and the reader was also good. Enjoy.

another mzb title

(3 stars)

I was less thrilled with this book than I was with The Colors of Space. The story and characters weren't as captivating. I did not care as much for the narrators either. The female voice read slightly faster than I could follow without actively concentrating. I listen to audio books while I drive, so I actively concentrate on that and listen more passively.

the door through space

(3 stars)

I enjoyed the first half of the story , it seemed to lose its way around the second half also I couldn't get used to the male voice of Clive catteral , I just couldn't get back into the story , sort of ruined it .

Excellent story

(5 stars)

the author painted a vivid and believable world the hero must weave through. The story was gripping and compelling. I thought it was fantastic. both narrators did a good job of capturing the feel of the story. I highly recommend.


(4 stars)

This novel was first published in 1961. It is easy to see how the planet Wolf was re-worked into the opening novel about Darkover (Darkover Landfall) which was published in 1972. For a Darkover fan this was a treat.


(5 stars)

This story is as fresh today as it was when written. Fantastic author knows how to write a great sci-fi story. Wish there was more to come. The narrators did a fantastic job expressing the different characters. Peter T.

Fairly Good story

(4 stars)

Really enjoyed the intrigued at the beginning. the last few chapters kind of fell a little flat. Author could have expanded the relationship more. it felt rushed to the ending. Both readers did a great job.

great fantasy tale

(5 stars)

Good readers! First one started off fast, but soon settled into a comfortable speed. More of a fantasy story than science fiction in my opinion, but still suspenseful. The author built a fascinating world.