Four-Day Planet

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.3 stars; 577 reviews)

Fenris isn't a hell planet, but it's nobody's bargain. With 2,000-hour days and an 8,000-hour year, it alternates blazing heat with killing cold. A planet like that tends to breed a special kind of person: tough enough to stay alive and smart enough to make the best of it. When that kind of person discovers he's being cheated of wealth he's risked his life for, that kind of planet is ripe for revolution. (Introduction from the Gutenberg text)

(6 hr 20 min)


Chapter 01 - The Ship From Terra 26:47 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 02 - Reporter Working 23:47 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 03 - Bottom Level 19:53 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 04 - Main City Level 20:03 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 05 - Meeting Out Of Order 21:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 06 - Elementary My Dear Kivelson 16:44 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 07 - Aboard The Javelin 16:21 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 08 - Practice, 50mm Gun 17:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 09 - Monster Killing 13:17 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 - Mayday, Mayday 17:24 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 - Darkness and Cold 15:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 - Castaways Working 12:08 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13 - The Beacon Light 11:07 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14 - The Rescue 12:28 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 15 - Vigilantes 23:21 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 16 - Civil War Postponed 15:17 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 17 - Tallow-Wax Fire 18:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 18 - The Treason of Bish Ware 18:34 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 19 - Masks Off 32:21 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 20 - Finale 27:12 Read by Mark Nelson



(5 stars)

This book is very thorough, possibly one of the best I've listened to on librivox. The reader only makes a few, hardly noticeable, mistakes throughout the entire reading. While some parts show the age of the book they are very easy to look past. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sci-fi or fantasy.


(4.5 stars)

Great story with an interesting plot and twists. Always enjoy this author's work.Its a shame that many of the current reviews on older science fiction works like these focus on how dated they are. Of course they are dated! But they are amazing if you recognize the authors imagination and insight into what the future could bring.I not only heard the story ...I saw it..I was there.Its a gift the author gave a long time ago and it still is. Thank you H.Beam Piper for writing it and thank you Mark Nelson for reading it as well as you did!

Well written and well read.

(5 stars)

Another fantastic H. Beam Piper novel. He really does the back work, inventing all sorts of technologies and companies and policies to present a well-rounded world. The book is fun and well-paced, definitely worth the read.

like everything about it

(5 stars)

Unlike some Piper stories, this one stayed on track instead of too,g off on a bunch of hypothetical science or philosophy. An excellent story of adventure, and intrigue, mixed with some good humor. As always, Mark Nelson did a fantastic job bringing life to the characters and the world.

great audio book for the road!

(4 stars)

An excellent narration of a pretty good golden age sci fi novel! It's fun to see some of the thoughts or stereotypes from the age that are projected into the future such as the technology behind newspaper offices. A great read/story for the road!

A really enjoyable story to listen to !

(3.5 stars)

Most excellently written and read book. It lacks a lot of the techno glitches so garishly present in other books that have been penned in past times to describe how the book's author sees our modern days.

Slow to start, but good.

(2.5 stars)

The plot was good, however the first 6-7 chapters could have been condenced. Other than that it was fun and interesting. I particularly enjoyed the the future tech that would seem outdated to modern standards. It definetly dates itself, but that is half it's charm.

(2 stars)

I've enjoyed other stories by this author, but this was boring. It was not terrible, there were certainly interesting elements to it, but overall this seems to have been a short story concept. Not enough happened to warrant that much listening time. Narration was adequate.