Lensman
Books in series8
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  • 1
    Triplanetary: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Triplanetary: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
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    From the atomic age in Atlantis to a world remote in space and time, two incredible ancient races, the Arisians and the Eddorians, are in the midst of an interstellar war - with Earth as the prize.

    He do the Aliens in different voices

    Hugely entertaining space opera. Another example of a series that I sometimes struggle to read coming alive through the spoken word. The corny dialogu..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 July 2008 by melmoth2 ()
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    Triplanetary: Lensman Series, Book 1 | E.E. Smith

    Triplanetary: Lensman Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By E.E. Smith
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
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    Written in two parts, Triplanetary introduces the concept of two warring alien races: the Arisians and the Eddorians, whose battles on Earth are unknown to the human race, and in fact the humans are unaware that the Arisians have been secretly and selectively breeding the humans to use as weapons for these battles. From the time of Rome to World War II, the author takes the listener on a lightning-fast journey through Earth's history as the warzone for aliens.

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  • 2
    First Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    First Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (47)
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    (38)
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    In the not-too-distant future, while fleets of commercial space ships travel between the planets of numerous solar systems, a traveler named Virgil Samms visits the planet Arisia. There, he becomes the first wearer of the Lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces of law and order. As the first Lensman, Samms helps to form the Galactic Patrol, a battalion of Lensmen who are larger-than-life heroes. These soldiers are the best of the best, with incredible skill, stealth, and drive.

    Classic Sci-Fi ruined by poor narration

    A classic series of class Sci Fi books ruined by poor narration and interpretation

    Reviewed on 23 November 2013 by EuroGamer (HERTFORD, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Galactic Patrol: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Galactic Patrol: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
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    The Galactic Patrol's Lensmen are the most feared peacekeepers in the galaxy. The "Lens", a telepathic jewel matched to the ego of its wearer, is the ultimate weapon in the war against the merciless pirate Boskone and his forces of lawlessness. The only problem is the Galactic Patrol isn't sure how to capitalize on the Lens' incredible powers. But new graduate Kimball Kinnison is determined to learn.

    Don't listen to the foreword - it blabs the ending

    Great book, which I read decades ago when I was a teenager - a proper, old-school ripping yarn, very inventive. I thoroughly enjoyed this reading BUT!..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 April 2012 by Rogue Eyebrow (UK)
  • 4
    Gray Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Gray Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
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    Lensman Kimball Kinnison has attained the goal that every Lensman seeks, and so few attain: that of Unattached Lensman, a Lensman who is accountable to no one anywhere, completely independent, completely free.

    wonderful

    for the 10th time of reading and listening. it never fails to delight and inspire. this is one of the great stories.

    Reviewed on 23 April 2015 by Ann Ingham (Cheshire UK)
  • 5
    Second Stage Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Second Stage Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
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    (33)
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    Kimball Kinnison and the Galactic Patrol again take up battle with Boskonia. The warfare leads to some odd corners of the universe and some stranger worlds. They include the planet Lyrane where a matriarchal society exists and the frigid world of Onio, with its incredibly alien inhabitants.

    A classic series of class Sci Fi books ruined

    A classic series of class Sci Fi books ruined by poor narration and interpretation. I wouldn't suggest any Brit buying an audio book narrated by Reed..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 November 2013 by EuroGamer (HERTFORD, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    Children of the Lens: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Children of the Lens: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (41)
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    Twenty years have passed since the events in Second State Lensman. Kimball Kinnison and his wife, Clarrissa, now have five children - the "Children of the Lens". As the offspring of generations of selected matings, they are the most brilliant and capable minds in the universe. Their mission: to conclude the Boskonian war.

    No school like the old school?

    I first read the Lensman series over 40 years ago . The story still lacks nothing overall but it is clearly even more dated now (in some ways), than ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 February 2016 by Alan Ramsay (Fife, Scotland)
  • 7
    The Vortex Blaster: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    The Vortex Blaster: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (24)
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    (16)
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    One man against the basic energy of the universe, unleashed in a ravening fury: that's Dr. Neal "Storm" Cloud. Unique is the only way to describe him. Alone in his single-handed battle, he finds that the appalling destructiveness of a loose atomic vortex can be canceled out only by destroying the vortex itself. While not even the most massive and modern of computers could figure out how to destroy a loose vortex, "Storm" Cloud can - and does.

    Down memory lane

    I really enjoyed the narration on this one - the vivid images I got from it were so much better than what I remembered the book to be like.

    Reviewed on 04 December 2013 by I. Fenton (Cardiff, Wales)