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Spacehounds of IPC

Gelesen von Mark Nelson

(4,492 Sterne; 473 Bewertungen)

When the Inter-Planetary Corporation's (IPC) crack liner “IPV Arcturus” took off on a routine flight to Mars, it turned out to be the beginning of a unexpected and long voyage. There had been too many reports of errors in ship's flight positions from the Check Stations and brilliant physicist Dr. Percival (“Steve”) Stevens is aboard the Arcturus on a fact-finding mission to find out what's really happening, and hopefully save the honor of the brave pilots of the space-liner Arcturus from the desk-jockeys' in the Check Stations implications of imprecision - the nastiest insult you could cast at a ships pilot. He and the pilots are right, it was the Check Stations that were out of position, not the ships. But that's cold consolation because before the Arcturus reaches Mars it's attacked by a small, mysterious, globe shaped spaceship. (Summary from Wikipedia) (9 hr 42 min)


01 Chapter 1 - The IPV Arcturus Sets Out for Mars


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02 Chapter 2 - But Does Not Arrive


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03 Chapter 3 - Castaways on Ganymede


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04 Chapter 4 - Ganymede Life


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05 Chapter 5 - Cantrell's Comet


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06 Chapter 6 - A Frigid Civilization


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07 Chapter 7 - The Return to Ganymede


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08 Chapter 8 - Callisto to the Rescue


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09 Chapter 9 - The Sirius Takes a Hand


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10 Chapter 10 - Among Friends at Last


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11 Chapter 11 - The Vorkul-Hexan War


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12 Chapter 12 - The Citadel in Space


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13 Chapter 13 - Spacehounds Triumphant


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(5 Sterne)

Great classic SciFi story, reminded me of the classic series, at Saturday morning pictures kids only! Well written in the 'Docs' wonderfully imaginative style death rays, romance and adventure. Mark Nelson is beyond excellent, wonderful vocal interpretation, the most amazing timing, believe me the pauses make the story almost demand attention. Listen to it if you like classic SciFi this is an essential!

Brilliantly read by Mark Nelson...but

(3 Sterne)

If you are going to get all technical about how possible something is or is not...then skip this book, it will drive you mental. Mark Nelson does an outstanding job as always! This tale is more of a mash up of Whato Jeeves, Star Trek and MacGyver. And to be honest, the relationship between leading man and woman is nothing short of annoying at times... It is not the best sci-fi of the era but it's a bit of a laugh at times. Give it a go, you can always stop if it's not for you!


(3 Sterne)

I'm not fond of trashing peoples work, but this book is very average. It feels quite outdated and unnecessarily long. I feel mean for saying that, but I guess a review is pointless if not honest. Mark Nelson does salvage the story to some extent though. Such a great reader. Thank you to Mark and all the other fantastic readers for taking the time to keep us entertained. Great work guys 👍

you need a lot of time and good nerves

(1 Sterne)

the plot is overcomplicated, physics is overscrewed, often frustrating. nevertheless the narrator is doing a good job

(5 Sterne)

Space adventure at its best. Gotta love EE Smith, he can really throw adjectives around!

(4 Sterne)

good story and perfect reading as always by Mark! thanks, Mr, Nelson!

Good classic

(5 Sterne)

Lots of adventures and aliens. Excellently read.

Greaf Story

(5 Sterne)

this was a great story.