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The Invaders Plan Audiobook

The Invaders Plan: Mission Earth, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Earth does not exist. Or so they want you to believe. Who are they and what do they want? They are the Voltarians of Voltar - an empire 110 planets strong. They are already among us. And the invasion is about to begin.... Or is it? The truth is far more sinister. It's the end of the world as you know it...and the beginning of one of the most spectacular, thought-provoking, and wildly inventive works of science fiction and espionage of our time.

Don't miss any of the volumes in L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth series.

©1985 L. Ron Hubbard; (P)1985 L. Ron Hubbard

What the Critics Say

"If you don't force yourself to set it down and talk to your family from time to time, you may be looking for a new place to live." (Orson Scott Card)

"An outrageous and wildly funny read." (San Francisco Examiner)

What Members Say

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  • Michael
    DAYTON, OH, United States
    23/03/15
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    "Just the best!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this whole story, whenever I have a question about life, I just ask myself, What would Jettero Heller do?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invaders Plan?

    There were so many, and it is the best science fiction series I have ever read, or listened to! But to be fair, the innocence of the main hero Jettero.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene with Jettero, getting in a fight in the bar, while Sultan makes fun of what he calls Jettero's stupidity and bravery.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Mission Earth of Coarse! Why fool with perfection.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the whole series, and the deep meanings having to do with our so called culture.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • AzDayton
    Phoenix, AZ
    25/04/12
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    "Rate the Book, Not the Author's Personal Beliefs"

    As with most of L Ron's Science Fiction, this one is amusing. The "science" is about as "real" as that found in Buck Rogers, but the story and characters are fun.

    Don't let any preconceptions about outside issues prevent you from enjoying this satiric romp - that goes for the entire Mission Earth series, not just this one book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J Albert
    San Antonio, TX, United States
    07/01/12
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    "An Amazing Suck You In Book To This Series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this to people that love Science Fiction and for those that have not tried Science Fiction.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts were very funny and the narrators did well.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • brian
    brooklyn park, MN, United States
    12/12/11
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    "Invaders plan was a good listen.."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...it was easy to listen to and entertaining....


    What other book might you compare The Invaders Plan to and why?

    There are so many in this genre


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No clear favorite....just the images of the star wars like community and characters I imagined while listening was great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I normally listen to all my books in one sitting...


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen,will surely listen to more in this series...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    01/09/16
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    "Mission Earth - The Invaders Plan"
    Would you listen to The Invaders Plan again? Why?

    Yes, of course. I've read the book a number of times over the years and now listening to it has made it even more addictive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Heller is my favorite character. Nothing can shake him and despite an environment filled with sharks and crocodiles he walks safe, because his purpose is good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to pick one. The whole book is one favorite scene after another.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It intrigued and enthralled me, paralleling this society it's fascinating.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John A. M. Darnell
    Brookfield, MO USA
    18/05/05
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    "Read in the style of the prose..."

    Hubbard's dekalogy is a slapstick, tickle-in-the-ribs-until-they-faint- from-laughter triumph. This recording mimics the feel of the original story. The abridgers have done a marvelous job of cutting off the fat and leaving the muscle of the story. This is a marvelous romp and a madcap commentary on the human race. Installment 1 happens on an alien planet, but one that is enough like home that the listener will be able to pick up and follow the plot without a problem. If you are looking for wonderful diversion, pick this up. If you are looking for humorous commentary on the human condition, pick this up. If you are looking for serious reflection on the state of the planet, look elsewhere. This is nothing but rib-tickling entertainment.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Don
    Pendleton, IN, USA
    05/04/05
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    "Difference of opinion after a decade"

    For some reason I remember reading this whole series of books in Hight School (I did my Senior Thesis paper on Mr. Hubbard) and loving them. Now a little more than a decade later I find the book ok. Could have done without the sound effects. Still a great commentary on our society that is still true today. Get it for a laugh at the human race in general.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Derek Williams
    New York, NY USA
    06/12/15
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    "A Solid Audio Drama, An Okay Abridgement ."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The sound quality was somewhat off. At first I thought it was my headphone but the other audiobooks I "own" on Audible seem fine. I happen to really like and prefer audiobook readings with sound effects and I like multi-cast recordings even more. As long as all the author's words are used and not discarded. So my main issue was that this audiobook was an abridgement.


    What could L. Ron Hubbard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I read The Invader's Plan years ago and so knew what to expect which was an over bloated first volume of a ten volume novel. That was part of the fun.


    What does uncredited bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The audio effects and multi-cast is what I wanted to experience. As I said before, my real issue was that it was abridged. To be fair I don't like abridged audiobooks. I somehow feel shortchanged but I took a chance on this because I knew it would have sound effects and be a multi-cast production.


    What character would you cut from The Invaders Plan?

    I would cut no character from the novel. The author's work should be respected no matter how over bloated the novel is.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a decent adaptation of Mission Earth, Volume 1: The Invader's Plan and a good audio drama. I think I will go forward with the other volumes in the series.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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