A Columbus of Space


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.4 stars; 190 reviews)

A classic science fiction adventure in the style of and dedicated to the readers of Jules Verne. An independent scientist discovers the secret of “inter-atomic energy”, and with it builds a craft which carries himself and three friends to Venus, where they discover the dwellers of the dark side, incredible floating cities, and peril at every turn. (Summary by Mark Nelson) (7 hr 24 min)

Chapters

I. A MARVELOUS INVENTION 23:28 Read by Mark Nelson
II. A TRIP OF TERROR 22:45 Read by Mark Nelson
III. THE PLANETARY LIMITED 21:43 Read by Mark Nelson
IV. THE CAVERNS OF VENUS 31:16 Read by Mark Nelson
V. OFF FOR THE SUN LANDS 22:31 Read by Mark Nelson
VI. LOST IN THE CRYSTAL MOUNTAINS 23:42 Read by Mark Nelson
VII. THE CHILDREN OF THE SUN 19:58 Read by Mark Nelson
VIII. LANGUAGE WITHOUT SPEECH 23:40 Read by Mark Nelson
IX. AN AMAZING METROPOLIS 19:34 Read by Mark Nelson
X. IMPRISONMENT AND A WONDERFUL ESCAPE 23:42 Read by Mark Nelson
XI. BEFORE THE THRONE OF VENUS 19:38 Read by Mark Nelson
XII. MORE MARVELS 21:26 Read by Mark Nelson
XIII. WE FALL INTO TROUBLE AGAIN 17:18 Read by Mark Nelson
XIV. THE SUN GOD 17:54 Read by Mark Nelson
XV. AT THE MERCY OF FEARFUL ENEMIES 22:09 Read by Mark Nelson
XVI. DREADFUL CREATURES OF THE GLOOM 18:28 Read by Mark Nelson
XVII. EARTH MAGIC ON VENUS 23:46 Read by Mark Nelson
XVIII. WILD EDEN 17:54 Read by Mark Nelson
XIX. THE SECRET OF THE CAR 18:36 Read by Mark Nelson
XX. THE CORYBANTIA OF THE SUN 19:14 Read by Mark Nelson
XXI. THE EARTH 16:08 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

WELL WORTH A LISTEN

(4 stars)

Mark Nelson could read a shopping list and make it interesting. Brilliantly read...you just want to hear more! A very good story, a little naive which adds to its charm. Give it a listen!

Enriched from Borneo

(5 stars)

I am so extremely glad to have come across this author made all the more complete by the perfect voice of Mark Nelson. It is hard to comprehend that this story was written at the start of the 1900s with innovations and insights that must have been so advanced for their day...yet we can now take in our stride today. The start of the Space Opera genre....and a most enjoyable and riveting example this proves to be. Such imagination. Happy to recommend....

Neat story

(5 stars)

A very intriguing story line. I was a little disappointed the end came so fast. It almost seemed lile the author got tired of writing amd just got to the end as fast as possible. As always, Mark Nelson was a great reader.

A Amusing And

(4.5 stars)

Kind of destructive Accounting of man once again, shoot first Ask latter but intriguing story And an obvious good reading with the correct emphasis and modulation by Mark. I Thank you. 5stars for Mark 4stars for Story

A Nautilus of space

(5 stars)

Very much enjoyed this book, i must draw comparison to J V, it's amusing more than annoying that facts are far off. Mr Nelson masterfully brings the characters and scenes alive with his amazing storytelling.

great story, science not so good

(5 stars)

if you can currie the consistently bag science, the reader does a fantastic job making the story captivating. the study is well done, but you week have to forgive the science.

Innovative, captivating, and a cover to cover great listen !

(4 stars)

Fresh in the "Sci-Fy " mode. A great cover to cover listening experience !

Great

(5 stars)

This was a fantastic story with much more depth than I expected. Mark Nelson does a wonderful job of narrating as usual.