Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders

Read by Kevin McAsh

(4.4 stars; 117 reviews)

Tom Swift is the young protagonist in a series of juvenile adventure novels which began in the early twentieth century and continue to the present. Tom Swift is a genius inventor whose breakthroughs in technology (especially transport technology) drive the plots of the novels, placing them in a genre sometimes called "invention fiction" or "Edisonade". This book is the 20th in the original series published from 1910 -1942, written by a ghost writer using the name of Victor Appleton. This adventure takes Tom and his cohorts to Honduras in search of a Mayan idol of gold. (K. McAsh adapted from information found on Wikipedia) (4 hr 9 min)


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The Storm 11:37 Read by Kevin McAsh
Entombed Alive 5:33 Read by Kevin McAsh
The Revolving Stone 11:30 Read by Kevin McAsh
The Idol of Gold 17:30 Read by Kevin McAsh


Good Story

(4 stars)

Tom Swift is a young inventor in this adventure novel. Tom and his friends go to Honduras in search of a Mayan idol of gold. The books in the series are relatively short and are good stories for youths. The reader from SC is very good.

fun story

(5 stars)

Well bless my earbuds! That was a fun story. Great job by the narrator. Thank you!


(5 stars)

awesome book and great narration, I just wish that there were more books by this author there are well over 100 books between Victor Appleton and Victor Appleton II (Victor Appleton II however is actually various different authors) Here's the wiki link to the Tom Swift Jr page:,_Jr. The link to the main wiki entry for all of Tom Swift: Lastly the link to all of the Tom Swift books written including both public domain and non PD books: (yes this review is from my phone and the link's are .m. for ease the of those on tablets and phone's) Better than half of the series aren't in the public domain. However books #1-#25, and #39 of the original series are in PD, and a few others of the "Tom Swift Jr." series are also works in the PD

(3.5 stars)

Bless my fax machine, another gripping adventure story, no brungarians in this one, no atomic hair dryers either. But all in all a good story and well narrated

(5 stars)

A simplistic but very entertaining story, masterfully read. Additionally the readers voice is easy to listen too, expressive, as well as entertaining.

good... ish

(3 stars)

Sort of good but not so good but then again it's good but no it's not that great.

(4 stars)

no invention. just real science. very enjoyable


(4.5 stars)

This would be a good story if I was a member of the KKK living in the 1950s. all the characters are white with the exception of one black person who plays the stereotypical roll of the house negro. more importantly none of the characters is gay, nonbinary or transexual. In the year 2021, I expect my children's stories to be filled with lots and lots of gay sex. Also there should be a story about how Tom, the typical heterosexual white male propped up by structural raycysm steals all his ideas from immigrants and BIPOCs. instead this story has the poor undocumented immigrants stealing his ideas. We all know white people are incapable of forming original thoughts. This story is useful in teaching kids how backwards things were in the 1940s. Today's kids may not be able to fix a radio, but they can analyze the structural raycism and systemic heteronomativity that is endemic to the USA.