Space Viking


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.4 stars; 1068 reviews)

A galactic war has left the Terran Federation in ruins. Formerly civilized planets have decivilized into barbarism. Space Vikings roam the wreckage, plundering and killing for gain. Lord Lucas Trask of Traskon was no admirer of the Space Vikings, but when murder takes his wife on his wedding day, Trask trades everything he has for his own Space Viking ship and sets out on a galaxy-wide quest for revenge. (Summary by Mark Nelson) (7 hr 37 min)

Chapters

01 - 03 35:17 Read by Mark Nelson
04 - 06 44:09 Read by Mark Nelson
07 - 09 53:43 Read by Mark Nelson
10 - 12 43:12 Read by Mark Nelson
13 - 15 44:27 Read by Mark Nelson
16 - 18 52:28 Read by Mark Nelson
19 - 21 57:00 Read by Mark Nelson
22 - 24 58:03 Read by Mark Nelson
25 - 26 44:36 Read by Mark Nelson
27 24:55 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Space Viking


(5 stars)

I absolutely Love this book! The story is a great tale of adventure and search for vengeance. As always expertly read by Mark Nelson who in my opinion is the best narrator around!

Space Viking


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book. It has interesting views on democracy and feudalism. Piper wrote a great book with memorable characters and a fun storyline. I was hooked all the way through. My only complaint is that this wasn't a huge series like Star Trek. I'd love to see how things turn out. Also, Mark did a great job reading this book. His tone was not as monotonous as the other reviews would leave you to believe. He makes this story even better.

My mind was pillaged of a theme ancillary to story


(3.5 stars)

A really good story. It made me more focused as to the obvious problems with democracies: Like; in a democratic loony-bin, the sane person is the crazy one. Or people whom have agendas antithetical to democracy itself are able to profit by democracy's destruction (or corruption). For me, it pointed out the fact that our system (democracy) is in desperate need of psychoanalytic tests to verify potential leaders cognitive reasoning capabilities, level of sociopathic tendencies & wholeness of self worth/worthiness. Then we'd get less people who are part of the problem - who think whipping boys, reservations, creationism & Confederate flags are good ideas. Or think darwinism negates God and that test are the means by which you exclude groups of people for no rational reason.

Feudalism in space


(4 stars)

So many names of people, ships, and worlds. A bit hard to keep track of all the plot points and action. Not much development of character. The story just plodded along until the merciful end. I generally like the writer but this story had an interesting concept but lacked anything that would endear it to the reader. Great to listen to when trying to fall asleep.

scifis best


(5 stars)

personally I feel that pipers Terran federation timeline is one of the defining sets of classic science fiction. I have listened to this book and others hundreds of time, and I feel it holds up to herbert and asimov. amazing also, anyone see trump and jan 6th in this. literally had people dressed as barbarians . give one alot to think about

Good listening


(4 stars)

Overall the reading was excellent, and I have no complaints as to pronunciation or tone. The story is interesting, and a joy to listen to, despite a few instances of slow progress and seemingly lack of direction. Well done and thanks for contributing.

Decent and not a waste of time


(3.5 stars)

Decent book. Slightly aimless and uneventful towards the middle of the book, but has a satisfying ending. I see a lot of Isaac Asimov in H. Beam Piper's stories, and I can't get enough of Asimov.

lost focus


(3 stars)

started with promise of an interesting story then totally want in circles over basically nothing and instead of having even that give it meaning and theme simply did a 1 chapter tie up of the original plot and ended