Space Tug

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.3 stars; 240 reviews)

Joe Kenmore heard the airlock close with a sickening wheeze and then a clank. In desperation he turned toward Haney. "My God, we've been locked out!"

Through the transparent domes of their space helmets, Joe could see a look of horror and disbelief pass across Haney's face. But it was true! Joe and his crew were locked out of the Space Platform.

Four thousand miles below circled the Earth. Under Joe's feet rested the solid steel hull of his home in outer space. But without tools there was no hope of getting back inside. Joe looked at his oxygen meter. It registered thirty minutes to live. (Summary from Gutenberg text) (6 hr 18 min)


Chapter 01 49:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 02 35:44 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 03 46:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 04 37:39 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 05 16:25 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 06 39:25 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 07 18:47 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 08 41:21 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 09 38:41 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 29:17 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 25:04 Read by Mark Nelson


space development goes at rocket speed in the 60s!

(4.5 stars)

Top secret assignments, Soviet aggression, and making a date with your girl from the moon. Great, utterly implausible stuff! Go along for the ride.

Great sequel

(5 stars)

Enjoyed another adventure of Joe and his crew. You can tell the author really did a lot of research. His descriptions of the mechanics and living in space were very detailed and impressively accurate for his time. Another great read by Mark

A jolly good listen

(5 stars)

I am glad to have had the chance to listen to both of these tails. Even dated by technology, the suspension of disbelief made them both them a great listen. Thanks!

On-cover Sequel note would've been nice.

(3.5 stars)

Finding out after the fact that "Space Platform" is its predecessor. Glad the gang was 'mostly' all there. I missed Brick Talley (the co-pilot), from whom Joe poached his insights. For that reason, & others, I never gained an affinity for Joe. Plus the spacial maneuvers that saved the platform from the single man unit, would have seemed more believable coming from Brick's skill set rather than Joe's.

Space Tug

(5 stars)

Well read. Enjoyable yarn of good vs evil taken to outer space. Fast paced heroic style story. Enjoyable and interesting to learn of how before outer space exploration took place - this SCIFiI author imagined the technology to travel to orbit around earth. Fun, thanks!

Well Done!

(5 stars)

Another outstanding performance by Mark Nelson. The story moved quickly and holds your intrest the entire time. I also enjoyed the the effects used when the characters communicated via radio. I now choose my books by searching for Mark Nelson.

Space Tug

(4.5 stars)

I thought this was a very well written book, it was very descriptive, well written & most enjoyable. It was read beautifully too.

Alright book and narration

(3 stars)

The book is OK and even good if you have no knowledge of astrodynamics or rocket science. For people that do have such a knowledge the book will appear a bit superficial. The narration was nevertheless good although a bit flat from time to time.