Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout

Read by Tom Weiss

(4.5 stars; 133 reviews)

Tom Swift enters an upcoming race with his specially-designed prototype electric race car. But as he makes the final preparations and adjustments, days before the race, he discovers a plot that would bankrupt not only his family, but also everyone else that relies on the local bank (which is the target of a nefarious bank-run scheme). Tom must solve the mystery and stop the criminals behind the plot before he'll test himself on a 500 mile race against some of the best electric cars and skilled drivers in the United States. Listeners are forewarned that some elements and characters included in Tom Swift books portray certain ethnic groups in a very dated manner that modern readers, and listeners, may find offensive. Despite the racially stereotyped behavior and pronunciation in the books, the Reader believes it makes sense to read what's written in order to be faithful to the author's intent.

Summary from Wikipedia and modified by the Reader (4 hr 47 min)


TOM HOPES FOR A PRIZE 10:11 Read by Tom Weiss
MR. DAMON'S STEERING 14:18 Read by Tom Weiss
THE MOTOR-CYCLE WINS 18:27 Read by Tom Weiss
TALE OF A NEW BANK 13:04 Read by Tom Weiss
A MIDNIGHT ENCOUNTER 16:11 Read by Tom Weiss
BUILDING THE CAR 11:10 Read by Tom Weiss
TOM IS CAPTURED 10:17 Read by Tom Weiss
A BLINDING FLASH 13:31 Read by Tom Weiss
TOM IS RESCUED 9:05 Read by Tom Weiss
TOM HAS A FALL 7:01 Read by Tom Weiss
CROSSED WIRES 10:39 Read by Tom Weiss
THE TRYOUT 14:05 Read by Tom Weiss
TOWED BY A MULE 10:05 Read by Tom Weiss
A GREAT RUN 13:31 Read by Tom Weiss
ANDY FOGER'S BLACK EYE 12:20 Read by Tom Weiss
TROUBLE AT THE BANK 8:30 Read by Tom Weiss
RUN ON THE BANK 14:15 Read by Tom Weiss
AFTER THE CASH 8:59 Read by Tom Weiss
STOPPED ON THE ROAD 8:48 Read by Tom Weiss
ON TIME 14:51 Read by Tom Weiss
OFF TO THE BIG RACE 9:21 Read by Tom Weiss
IN A DITCH 6:12 Read by Tom Weiss
THE POWER GONE 8:24 Read by Tom Weiss
ON THE TRACK 8:05 Read by Tom Weiss
WINNING THE PRIZE 16:25 Read by Tom Weiss



(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

Very Entertaining

(4 stars)

This follow the same formula as, and keeps up with the rest of the Tom Swift series, and is well read.

(5 stars)

This was a fun story and nicely read.

More misadventures of Tom Swift

(5 stars)

I really wish I could get my hands on an electric car like this one! Tom enters a race to see who can build the best electric car. Of course his enemies always want to see him fail, so they throw bad guys and other such challenges at Tom and his faithful crew. But in the Swift stories, the good guys always win. Tom W is another excellent LV reader, and he does a nice job with this book. Thanks Tom!

Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout

(2 stars)

I think this book must be more suited to a youthful readership. I found it rather silly I'm afraid. Put me in mind of Tin Tin!

(4.5 stars)

What a fun pastime! Some bad plot holes, even for a kids story, but overall good entertainment. Very well read!

great reader! Good book

(5 stars)

I'll have to add Tom wise to my list of readers to listen to him more!

(5 stars)

Great Story. Few times a little dull but the Narrator is and dose a super job.