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Space Prison

Gelesen von Mark Nelson

(4,709 Sterne; 925 Bewertungen)

AFTER TWO CENTURIES....The sound came swiftly nearer, rising in pitch and swelling in volume. Then it broke through the clouds, tall and black and beautifully deadly — the Gern battle cruiser, come to seek them out and destroy them. Humbolt dropped inside the stockade, exulting. For two hundred years his people had been waiting for the chance to fight the mighty Gern Empire ... with bows and arrows against blasters and bombs! (Summary from the Gutenberg text) (5 hr 58 min)


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an unexpected 5 star

(5 Sterne)

i wasnt to sure about reading this book, a futuristic space book published in 1960 (a year before the first man in space successful mission). but the reader is fantastic in other books so i figured i would give this one a try. its not really about spaceships or travel. a few minutes in the beginning and a few minutes at the end are "in space". its more about people surviving on a planet in impossible conditions. dont get wrapped up in characters, they die fast and the book covers 200 years of life adapting to the planet they are on. its a good book with vague enough descriptions to let your imagination wander. a fast moving story of never say die people.

Expect a history with vignettes

(5 Sterne)

Tom Godwin's sprawling tale spans generations, focusing on key people at key moments. If you're looking for deep character development in individuals, you'll be disappointed. But if you're curious how an entire people can adapt, while maintaining a steadfast commitment, you will enjoy this story. (Again, well done, Mark Nelson!)

simply amazing

(5 Sterne)

A wonderful, powerful gem. Thank goodness I listened. I knew right away that I had to pay attention to this. The best book of my whole life. Big thank you to my gf for helping me find it. I am a more refined person to have had this experience and its impact on me is profound. I love this book. Can't wait for space barbarians.

Now one of my top favorites!

(5 Sterne)

An absolutely terrific story enhanced by a most excellent reader. Yes, please, someone turn this into a screenplay and a blockbuster movie. It's even already primed for sequels. A tale of the human spirit surviving and triumphing in the face of overwhelming odds. The title made me reluctant to listen but I am very glad I finally did.

space Prison

(5 Sterne)

Well somewhat depressing with folks dying all the time. But there is a point to that. Time, is a pivotal player in this exceptional well read story of over coming adversity and its consequences for those who set themselves above other's with the pride that, will, inevitably, come before a fall. Gerat story, really well read by Mark who adds depth to the book with digestible accents and emotion. Fantastic.

not enough homosexuality

(5 Sterne)

Current diversity initiatives require all stories have protagonists who are gay or bisexual. There were no gays, or gay sexual encounters in this story. Listening to this is an auditory hate crime and will get u arrested by the diversity police.

it is 4:55 AM...

(5 Sterne)

...and I have been listening since I went to bed, unable to sleep. I enjoyed this story and the narrator so thoughly that I know the characters and plot will weave their way into my world. The part where a blizzard played a pivotal role and the description of how the main character and his "Merkat" were effected by the cold had such an emotional effect on me that my (controlled, yet manly sobbing) woke my wife and she asked "..if I was ok?" which I reply between sobs, "That little Merkat was so brave...why did he have to..??.(sob)" . I didn't cry at my Grandma's funeral...but this ?? (love you Grandma) I will write this into a screenplay/stage play for my high school students. (I reserve the right to play the Merkat) Sorry, this is such a crazy review..... ......I LOVE THIS STORY! Thank you Mr Nelson for all of your outstanding work!


(5 Sterne)

I completely LOVED this story. I am a sci-fi nut by nature and this story was amazing. The Gerns are an aggressive race, determined to take over the entire galaxy and make it their empire. The humans are the last to conquer. Two human ships are captured, and the inhabitants split into two groups: one taken captive to serve as slaves, and one left stranded on the inhospitable planet known as Ragnarok. Although the chances are slim, the seeds of hope and revenge are sown that day. The humans intend to conquer Ragnarok, and when that is done, they will take their revenge against the Gerns. Reader is always an awesome reader. Thanks Mark for another great sci-fi read!