The Aliens


Read by tabithat

(4.4 stars; 229 reviews)

The human race was expanding through the galaxy ... and so, they knew, were the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet ... war is inevitable. Or is it ...? (Summary from Gutenberg text)

(1 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Part 1 18:19 Read by tabithat
Part 2 19:40 Read by tabithat
Part 3 25:07 Read by tabithat
Part 4 17:05 Read by tabithat

Reviews

Nice short story

(5 stars)

Humans and aliens meet, and a shot is fired. This touches off a battle between the two sides that culminates in their two ships crashing into each other and fusing. Realizing their peril, they try to work together to free themselves. They are racing against the clock, however, because their crash put them on a collision course with the sun. Will they do it in time? Will this joint effort lead to a reconciliation? Reader was excellent. I enjoyed this book thoroughly.

The Best and the Worst of Us

(5 stars)

This is a hopeful story, that is concise, to the point, and thoroughly enjoyable. It clearly delineates human being's best and worst impulses, and the consequences of both. The author contrasts hate and love, self interest and altruism, fear and courage in a rollicking, suspenseful tale. Additionally, the narration is excellent.

a first contact that really worked

(3.5 stars)

this story as in all of Murry Leinsters stories is steeped with moral and ethical overtones. the authors saving grace is it is rarely it in your face or shoved down your throat. he usually works it into the storyline very well. I did enjoy this book.

Surprisingly Good

(4 stars)

This was the first Librivox book I listened to. Initially I wasn't that into the story, but it wasn't long before I saw drawn into the plot against my will. A good story well told.

terrific wee first contact tale

(5 stars)

Excellent story of first contact that so nearly ended differently due to a xenophobic weapons officer.

The Aliens

(5 stars)

Well read. Fast paced intriguing story line. Good character builds good climax and ending . Thanks!

Wonderful

(4.5 stars)

I found the narrator excellent. Very easy listening. I always enjoy Murray's stories.. Peter T.

meet & immediately get into trouble

(5 stars)

Great story. With even better twist at the end!