Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 131 reviews)

They had been captured, but by whom? And why where they allowed to build anything they wanted to escape? The space cruiser was powerful and built to fight anything in the galaxy, but somehow, in the empty rift between galaxies, they had been rendered helpless and brought to this prison. Even stranger was that their captors had not harmed any of them at all, used no weapons and allowed them to use all equipment brought from their ship inside the prison. And did not utter a sound. Stranger and stranger. Where were they, and how could they escape? And where could they go if they did? Follow these space men as they match wits with an utterly unknown life form ... and win. This story was first published in Astounding Science-Fiction September 1943. - Summary by phil chenevert (2 hr 36 min)


Part 1 23:41 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 2 23:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 3 22:52 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 4 21:37 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 5 23:03 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 6 21:09 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 7 21:11 Read by Phil Chenevert


really cool, and nicely read, ended a bit suddenly.

(5 stars)

really cool, and nicely read but ended a bit suddenly

A clever story and well read

(4.5 stars)

I really enjoyed this one, it’s got a nice concept and some interesting ideas and it’s plotted and paced well. The reader does a great job with it too.


(4 stars)

okay I'm only a few chapters in but this seems pretty good and it's narrated by the great phil c. can't understand why it had a low star rating

Interesting Problem

(5 stars)

A fun story about a crew solving a problem never confronted before!

Great classic sci-fi

(5 stars)

A classic sci-fi short read by the excellent Phil chenevere

It still amazes me how technical this story is, for its age.

(5 stars)

Fun and enjoyable

(5 stars)

Well read, different and interesting twist.