Plague Ship


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.3 stars; 347 reviews)

Lured by its exotic gems, the space trader Solar Queen lands on the little-known planet of Sargol, only to find the ruthless Inter-Solar Company there ahead of them. Adapting quickly to the culture of Sargol’s feline inhabitants, the crew of the Queen beat out their rivals and successfully make a deal with the natives. But soon after takeoff, the Queen’s crew is stricken with a plague, and they are now banned from landing on any inhabited planet. Will the Queen’s crew save themselves, or be condemned to drift forever through space? (Summary by Mark Nelson)

(7 hr 4 min)

Chapters

01 Perfumed Planet 28:18 Read by Mark Nelson
02 Rivals 25:51 Read by Mark Nelson
03 Contact at Last 24:44 Read by Mark Nelson
04 Gorp Hunt 22:55 Read by Mark Nelson
05 The Perilous Seas 22:52 Read by Mark Nelson
06 Duellist's Challenge 23:32 Read by Mark Nelson
07 Barring Accident 23:35 Read by Mark Nelson
08 Headaches 23:47 Read by Mark Nelson
09 Plague! 23:04 Read by Mark Nelson
10 E Stat Landing 23:30 Read by Mark Nelson
11 Desparate Measures 23:24 Read by Mark Nelson
12 Strange Behavior of a Hoobat 23:31 Read by Mark Nelson
13 Off the Map 22:34 Read by Mark Nelson
14 Special Mission 23:27 Read by Mark Nelson
15 Medic Hovan Reports 22:51 Read by Mark Nelson
16 The Battle of the Video 21:10 Read by Mark Nelson
17 In Custody 23:03 Read by Mark Nelson
18 Bargain Concluded 22:43 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Enjoyable

(4 stars)

Plague Ship is a fun bit of light science fiction, although the science part is not really up to scratch, and doesn't stand a close inspection. However, the story is enjoyable enough to see through that, and enjoy the story anyhow. Mark Nelson is a superb reader, to the degree that I have started seeking out what he has read!

Entertaining, but lacking

(3 stars)

The first 2 chapters are nothing short of dull, then things pick up. It's a good story, but lacks real suspense and believable jeopardy. Well read, in an unrushed, precise style.

entertaining.

(4 stars)

A good, if gentle, sci fi story with interesting characters and a plot that, if a little heavy on trading minutae, travels along at a good pace. Very well narrated too, as ever from Mr Nelson

(5 stars)

Great sci-fi novel with unpredictable twists and turns. Narration is done with a smooth and delightful voice, and the narrator did not slip up a single time as I can remember.

Great

(5 stars)

Really enjoyed this story once I got through the first beginning chapters. I found them a little boring then the story took off and was was great. Mark as always did a fantastic job of reading

Thrilling

(5 stars)

Wonderful story, the creatures of this world keep you pondering our existence with and with out the creatures we call pets. Plus Mark is the best rhetorician on Librivox.

One of the Best SciFi Novel's Ever Written

(5 stars)

This classic scifi is without one of the best ever written. This brilliant novel was written in the story and even the science is still relevant and while entertaining.

Another good story by Andre Norton

(5 stars)

And you gotta love when the little guys win. Summary gives you the general idea of the story. It kept me listening till the end, very nicely done.