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
"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)
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"Just the best!"
I loved this whole story, whenever I have a question about life, I just ask myself, What would Jettero Heller do?
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.
The scene with Jettero, getting in a fight in the bar, while Sultan makes fun of what he calls Jettero's stupidity and bravery.
Mission Earth of Coarse! Why fool with perfection.
Love the whole series, and the deep meanings having to do with our so called culture.
"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.
"An Amazing Suck You In Book To This Series"
I recommend this to people that love Science Fiction and for those that have not tried Science Fiction.
Some parts were very funny and the narrators did well.
"Invaders plan was a good listen.."
Yes...it was easy to listen to and entertaining....
There are so many in this genre
No clear favorite....just the images of the star wars like community and characters I imagined while listening was great.
I normally listen to all my books in one sitting...
Great listen,will surely listen to more in this series...
"Mission Earth - The Invaders Plan"
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.
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.
Hard to pick one. The whole book is one favorite scene after another.
It intrigued and enthralled me, paralleling this society it's fascinating.
Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.
"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.
"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.
"A Solid Audio Drama, An Okay Abridgement ."
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.
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.
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.
I would cut no character from the novel. The author's work should be respected no matter how over bloated the novel is.
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.
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