First Lensman


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 217 reviews)

The Secret Planet. No human had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia. A mysterious space barrier turned back both men and ships. Then the word came to Earth, "Go to Arisia!", Virgil Samms of the Galactic Patrol went--and came back with the Lens, the strange device that gave its wearer powers no man had ever possessed before. Samms knew the price of that power would be high. But even he had no idea of the ultimate cost, and the weird destiny waiting for the First Lensman. First Lensman is the sequel to Triplanetary, and the second book of E.E. "Doc" Smith's classic Lensman series. (from the original book cover and Mark Nelson) (11 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 26:55 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2 27:41 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3 42:14 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4 34:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5 30:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6 35:37 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7 41:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8 35:16 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9 39:06 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 29:02 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 27:26 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 29:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13 43:03 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14 34:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 15 33:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 16 31:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 17 28:27 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 18 33:34 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 19 34:15 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 20 23:35 Read by Mark Nelson
Epilogue 7:53 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Disappointed

(1.5 stars)

I have listened to many audio books. A vast quantity of the "old school" sci-fi genre as well. Unfortunately, even with the masterful reading, this book was an epic waste of my time. I kept listening, trying to focus, but the book never came to be. So much of the story is assumed thoughts and conversations. It spent whole chapters on characters just brainstorming ideas! I feel in the author's mind, he was creating an "foundation" size story, but he fell well short. And because of the era, I understand the simplistic portrayal of women so that part had no relevance. It just kept going as I hoped for the end. Even the science was off so you speak. While a futuristic race being capable of star faring journeys, yet an interviewee has to step close to the mic for better reception. Sho many characters to keep track of but they were in and out of "spy"mode without expiration of how they got out. I would have rated 1 star, but those ratings are reserved for even sadder novels. Sorry to the author. I know you must've

(3 stars)

a very long book good for listening while commuting. Like a soap opera, you can miss stretches of this reading and still be on track with this slow moving story. Too much of the story dynamic is based on the writer's strategy on how smart and strong the protagonists are. They have the better weapons and stronger resolve each and every time.

First Lensman

(5 stars)

Absolutely love this story a classic space opera saga , and Mark Nelson should get a bloody medal what a reader , thanks librivox you've shortened many car trips for me .

This is an amazing book!

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson reads this like no other reader could! Thank-you for the wonderful journey!

Great book !!

(5 stars)

Kick back and enjoy the great ride!! the narrator is wonderful .You'll enjoy this thing!!!!

Ih if it were to be

(5 stars)

How I remember it. Well read by one of my favorite readers.

(5 stars)

Brilliant book, brought back memories of my teenage years when I first discovered EE Doc Smith!

I grew up with SiFi in the 1950" s .A trip back in time for me!

(5 stars)