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The Colors of Space

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Bart Steele, Space Academy graduate, is on his way home to his father's business - he runs a fleet of spaceships for interstellar travel. The secret for fast interstellar travel though is still tightly kept by the alien race Lhari. An agreement between humans and Lhari has been made that permits humans only to travel in cold sleep as passengers aboard Lhari vessels as to not reveal the secret.

Some humans – the Mentorians - have had a slight genetic shift which enhanced their vision to withstand the light levels that the aliens Lhari use and live in. Mentorians perceive a wider optical spectrum than ordinary humans – some can see the ‘eighth color’. Mentorians act as translators, middleman and interpreters between the two races. But their ability sets them apart from the rest of humanity. Bart, half Mentorian, has this ability.

Bart, surgically altering his appearance to hire as a Lhari on a homeworld bound Lhari vessel, attempts to steal the secret of the Warp Drive - an attempt on which countless humans spies have failed before. (Summary by Stephan Möbius) (4 hr 59 min)




Read by Ana Simão

Chapter 01


Read by Ana Simão

Chapter 02


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Chapter 03


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Chapter 04


Read by J. M. Smallheer

Chapter 05


Read by Mark Nelson

Chapter 06


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Chapter 07


Read by Karen Savage

Chapter 08


Read by Leonie Rose

Chapter 09


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Chapter 10


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Chapter 11


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Chapter 12


Read by Karen Savage

Chapter 13


Read by Karen Savage

Chapter 14


Read by Karen Savage


Ignore churlish comments, wonderful narrators!

(5 Sterne)

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(2 Sterne)

Some of the chapters of this story are read by someone with a heavy accent that I had issues understanding. A new version has been recorded, and it is MUCH better. The story is a good one, FWIW, this recording is just hard to follow.

The Colors of Space

(4 Sterne)

Great story. A different reader almost every chapter - Some are better than others.

What Vivia Expressed

(5 Sterne)

Viva said it best. Period.