Talents, Incorporated


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 254 reviews)

Bors felt as if he'd been hit over the head. This was ridiculous! He'd planned and carried out the destruction of that warship because the information of its existence and location was verified by a magnetometer.

But, if he'd known how the information had been obtained--if he'd known it had been guessed at by a discharged spaceport employee, and a paranoid personality, and a man who used a hazel twig or something similar--if he'd known that, he'd never have dreamed of accepting it. He'd have dismissed it flatly! (Summary from the Gutenberg text)

(6 hr 9 min)

Chapters

01 Chapter 1 40:35 Read by Mark Nelson
02 Chapter 2 25:25 Read by Mark Nelson
03 Chapter 3 21:18 Read by Mark Nelson
04 Chapter 4 42:10 Read by Mark Nelson
05 Chapter 5 28:33 Read by Mark Nelson
06 Chapter 6 33:27 Read by Mark Nelson
07 Chapter 7 27:09 Read by Mark Nelson
08 Chapter 8 27:02 Read by Mark Nelson
09 Chapter 9 31:47 Read by Mark Nelson
10 Chapter 10 26:35 Read by Mark Nelson
11 Chapter 11 20:34 Read by Mark Nelson
12 Chapter 12 44:52 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Excellent read!

(5 stars)

Fascinating early SF novella, probably one of the first to deal with precognition and other psychic powers. Beautifully read by the master of the microphone - Mark!

had a blast the whole way through

(5 stars)

the narration was perfect and Murray Leinster never disappoints his stories are always compelling with a perfect touch of humour could see the ending coming but it was still fun to get there

4-1/2, but then they knew that

(4.5 stars)

A very good read. I'm surprised that during the golden days of b&w TV, this wasn't made into a movie. Then again, they did think Star Trek was too cerebral. This story more than makes up for, "operation outer space." My only detraction is the admiral's cowardice should have earned his decommission. Heck, were I king, wouldn't have asked for, nor accepted his resignation; I'd have forced him into one-on-one combat with the strongest most deadly soldier (who is order to hospitalize his opponent) and let the admiral offer surrender to the pre-commissioned soldier. Thereby forcing the condition he wanted for his subordinates on him.

Fantastic Sci-Fi story

(5 stars)

This is the first time I've come across this story. I can't believe I missed it after all of these years of reading science fiction. This is the stuff of real classic science fiction but with a very interesting wit about it. I listened to it because it was read by the incomparable Mark Nelson but the story really won me over on its own. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys Classic sci-fi.

fun sci fi romp

(5 stars)

A fun sci fi romp! It has some obtuse characters at times, but they blend to make a fun plot. Very entertaining. Mark Nelson is a gifted reader who makes even bad books something I will listen to and good books a sheer pleasure

Very unusual story out look.

(4 stars)

New twist to worn out old saying of, "Ran away until he caught her !!!" Again an enjoyable cover to cover listening experience. Prime story, Sterling author, Awesome narration.

Talents, Incorporated

(5 stars)

Another fine job by Mark Nelson. A very good story. The gloomy people can't lose, not matter how much they want to nor how hard they try.

one of my favorites

(5 stars)

This story is about a colonized world that is doomed to be taken over by a terrible regime. I would recommend this to any X - men fan.