The Time Traders

Read by R. J. Davis

(3.8 stars; 42 reviews)

If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long-forgotten secrets of the past.

That was why young Ross Murdock, above average in intelligence but a belligerently independent nonconformist, found himself on a "hush-hush" government project at a secret base in the Arctic. The very qualities that made him a menace in civilized society were valuable traits in a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age.

For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action-filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost galactic civilization that demanded every ounce of courage the Americans possessed. [summary taken from gutenberg e-text]

(7 hr 3 min)


Chapter 01 25:04 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 02 23:13 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 03 22:56 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 04 25:25 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 05 25:21 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 06 22:48 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 07 24:02 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 08 22:25 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 09 22:42 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 10 23:06 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 11 23:10 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 12 23:54 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 13 22:31 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 14 24:17 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 15 22:43 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 16 21:49 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 17 24:23 Read by R. J. Davis
Chapter 18 23:48 Read by R. J. Davis


Joe Smith

(3 stars)

The gentleman was hard to understand at first but I came to enjoy his accent made me want to read the other books in the series or listen to them anyway

Really really bad recording

(1 stars)

Sounds like such an interesting story but I just cannot get past the reader. I really wanna listen to the story but I just can't handle it!! Please have someone else recorded this. No offense to the reader but I just cannot hardly understand what he's saying.

Enjoyable Adventure

(5 stars)

I think that the author did a great job of mixing real and unreal. The fear of the cold war is very clear. I felt that she put into words instability and fear of the "West" against the Soviet Union. A pleasant romp through time and each new adventure.

Well recorded, but slow paced.

(3 stars)

It's one of those science fiction works which would have been revolutionary at the time, but its techniques (using real archaeology to inform then arrative)are now widely used.

Great book, unfortunately poor quality recording and difficult accent. I appreciate the effort of volunteer readers but this was too hard to listen too. could have been better with better quality sound.

(1.5 stars)

southern comfort

(4 stars)

a great book. loved the readers accent made me feel like my grandpa was reading to me again. shame quality was so low.

(2 stars)

listening to Grandpa was very hard and half of chapter 7 is missing

(0.5 stars)

could not understand or tolerate bad recording. please have someone else do it