The Colors of Space (version 2)

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.7 stars; 322 reviews)

Young Bart Steele’s father is dead. A mysterious stranger tells him his life is in danger, and hands him a ticket aboard a Lhari star cruiser to an unknown destination. He gets on, not knowing where he is going, or why... A fantastic kid’s adventure from sci-fi master Marion Zimmer Bradley. ( Summary by Mark Nelson ) (5 hr 32 min)


Chapter 1 24:55 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2 16:17 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3 23:45 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4 15:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5 17:28 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6 17:39 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7 31:52 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8 28:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9 25:19 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 17:19 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 20:37 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 30:30 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13 33:19 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14 28:47 Read by Mark Nelson


Nice first read on librivox

(5 stars)

I'm new to Librivox and am starting out with science fiction. I like Marion Zimmer Bradley and was pleased to see her name. I loved the narrator's voice, inflection, and speed of reading.

good short book

(3 stars)

the plot feels hurried and slightly predictable throughout the entire book, but the story is still interesting and read excellently. there are some mistakes on names in a few places, they seem to confuse David and Ed brisco the entire book, and a lot of the plot is pushed forward by internal conflict that hardly feels realistic

it is a classic

(5 stars)

it is a combine of very good story with very good idea of racial meeting with humanoid aliens. and all of that combined with a very good narration. its hard to ignore the lack of womens, especially between the aliens. but don't mistake, the story is amazing all the same.

Simply Awesome

(5 stars)

A real page turner figuratively speaking. Character development is accomplished quickly but fully. As a result the story grabs you quickly and doesn't let go. I actually sat in the car for a hour after getting home from work just to finish the book.

This is an excellent story

(5 stars)

There is another version of this story on LV, but it is somewhat poorly done, some of the chapters are read by someone with a thick accent and I could not understand it. This version totally rocks. Enjoy!

Easy listen

(5 stars)

Well read by Mark Nelson, as usual. If you've listened to any other book read by him, I can almost guarantee you'll enjoy this one. Thanks for the great work Mr Nelson.

(3 stars)

I enjoyed the story well enough and the reader was good. The transformation of the Lhari from evil at the beginning of the story to innocuous at the end did not feel realistic.

Colors of space

(5 stars)

such imagination- can't wait to get into next one! And as always, I love mark nelson as narrator. thoroughly enjoyed this book