Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.3 stars; 239 reviews)

Tom Swift Jr. and his associates at Swift Enterprises wait breathlessly for what may well be the most important scientific event in history—the arrival of the visitor from Planet X—a visitor in the form of energy. But there are factions at work determined to snatch the energy, which Tom has named Exman, from the young scientist-inventor's grasp. First, a series of unexplainable, devastating earthquakes threaten to destroy a good portion of the earth, and Tom suspects the Brungarian rebels who obviously would like to capture Exman and use the space visitor to further their own evil purposes. With the security of Enterprises and Exman at stake, Tom creates two of his greatest inventions—a Quakelizor to counteract the simulated earth tremors, and a container or "body" to house the energy from outer space. If the earthquakes cannot be stopped, the entire world will be threatened by destruction, and the Brungarian forces will conquer the earth. How Tom utilizes all his scientific knowledge to produce swift-action results and outwit the Brungarians makes one of the most exciting Tom Swift adventures to date. (original book jacket from Gutenberg text) (4 hr 17 min)


The Earthquake 12:09 Read by Mark Nelson
The Mysterious Hitchhiker 10:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Report from Interpol 16:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Another Tremor! 12:46 Read by Mark Nelson
Secret Cache 9:03 Read by Mark Nelson
Brungarian Coup 13:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Wall of Water! 12:53 Read by Mark Nelson
A Suspect talks 12:29 Read by Mark Nelson
The Cave Monster 13:10 Read by Mark Nelson
Energy From Planet X 13:10 Read by Mark Nelson
An Electrical Christening 8:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Exman Takes Orders 10:30 Read by Mark Nelson
Disaster Strikes 12:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Air-borne Hijackers 14:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Kidnaped! 16:34 Read by Mark Nelson
A Unique Experiment 11:48 Read by Mark Nelson
An Urgent Warning 12:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Earthquake Island 17:22 Read by Mark Nelson
A Fiendish Machine 15:03 Read by Mark Nelson
The Robot Spy's Story 11:46 Read by Mark Nelson



(5 stars)

awesome book and great narration, I just wish that there were more books by this author there are well over 100 books between Victor Appleton and Victor Appleton II (Victor Appleton II however is actually various different authors) Here's the wiki link to the Tom Swift Jr page:,_Jr. The link to the main wiki entry for all of Tom Swift: Lastly the link to all of the Tom Swift books written including both public domain and non PD books: (yes this review is from my phone and the link's are .m. for ease the of those on tablets and phone's) Better than half of the series aren't in the public domain. However books #1-#25, and #39 of the original series are in PD, and a few others of the "Tom Swift Jr." series are also works in the PD

Excellent '30s Science Fiction

(5 stars)

So happy old youth fiction like this is not just being preserved, but entered into this new oral tradition. It's not just a good story very well read, it's a good glass to reflect how new readers (listeners) view outmoded social norms from eighty-odd years ago.

Pretty good

(4 stars)

I must admit the sound effects were kind of annoying, but you could tell the reader put a lot of effort into the story. Nicely done. Story line is also good, if a bit old style. Worth a listen.

Loved It

(4 stars)

Great read - real B grade sci fi presented with all the passion of a real fan. Mark delivered a great escape.


(4 stars)

the tom swift junior books are not as good as the original tom swift books

it is raycyst

(4 stars)

the cool special effects are dog whistles for male supremacy. Also the excellent job of dramatically reading this kids story is an example of the white male patriarchy oppressing nonbinary BIPOCs. We need to remove books like this and replace them with discourses on white fragility

(4 stars)

I had forgotten the age group these stories target (or did I forget which one is my current group?), and found the tale far too juvenile to fully enjoy it. Mark Nelson did his usual marvelous job and I can imagine a pre-teen enjoying this book.

(4 stars)

Those fiendish brungarians, where will they strike next. Thoroughly enjoyed this great reading by mark, have to say I now search by reader rather than title but starting to run out of material