Stand by for Mars


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(4.5 stars; 112 reviews)

Tom Corbett - Space Cadet was one of the first multimedia sensations. In the 1950s the character had his own radio show, TV series, comic book, breakfast cereal, and a line of young-adult novels. A cross between "Tom Brown's School Days" and Horatio Hornblower (and loosely based upon Robert A. Heinlein's novel "Space Cadet"), the books follow the adventures of Tom and his friends Roger Manning and Astro as they work their way through Space Academy to become officers of the Solar Guard. Along the way they tangle with space pirates, smugglers, and the threat of demerits for breaking the rules. The authorship of the novels remains unknown -- the credited name, "Carey Rockwell" was a pseudonym created by the publisher -- although the most likely candidates are Joseph Greene (who created the character) and Richard Jessup (who wrote for the TV and radio shows). (Summary by Sean O'Hara) (5 hr 4 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 21:54 Read by Sean O'Hara
02 - Chapter 2 19:28 Read by Sean O'Hara
03 - Chapter 3 6:50 Read by Sean O'Hara
04 - Chapter 4 10:39 Read by Sean O'Hara
05 - Chapter 5 10:38 Read by Sean O'Hara
06 - Chapter 6 21:55 Read by Sean O'Hara
07 - Chapter 7 8:57 Read by Sean O'Hara
08 - Chapter 8 8:15 Read by Sean O'Hara
09 - Chapter 9 13:52 Read by Sean O'Hara
10 - Chapter 10 21:56 Read by Sean O'Hara
11 - Chapter 11 17:56 Read by Sean O'Hara
12 - Chapter 12 13:42 Read by Sean O'Hara
13 - Chapter 13 10:19 Read by Sean O'Hara
14 - Chapter 14 10:35 Read by Sean O'Hara
15 - Chapter 15 12:34 Read by Sean O'Hara
16 - Chapter 16 14:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - Chapter 17 13:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - Chapter 18 14:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - Chapter 19 14:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - Chapter 20 14:01 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - Chapter 21 12:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - Chapter 22 11:29 Read by Richard Kilmer

Reviews

First in a series of eight books


(5 stars)

List of books in chronological order*: Stand By For Mars (1952) Danger in Deep Space (1953) On the Trail of the Space Pirates (1953) The Space Pioneers (1953) The Revolt on Venus (1954) Treachery in Outer Space (1954) Sabotage in Space (1955) The Robot Rocket (1956) In 1953 a slim children's book titled Tom Corbett's Wonder Book of Space (or Tom Corbett: A Trip to the Moon) was written by Marcia Martin and published by Wonder Books. * Per Wikipedia


(2.5 stars)

Richard as always is a fantastic narrator. The other guy was the worst I have ever heard and and I've listened to at least a 1000 books. Half the time you cannot understand a word he is saying.


(4 stars)

Great story. Narrator did an excellent job. Look forward in continueing the series. Wish all 8 books were recorded. Thank you!!!!

Great Adventures.


(4.5 stars)

Such fun and excitement. I love these old space serials. Narration was excellent. Peter T.

var good book read the hole set and get all of them on litter b


(5 stars)

Stand by for Mars


(5 stars)

Really good book , funny , good clever story.

A Team is mafe


(5 stars)

3 individual men become a unit !

great book


(5 stars)

so glad there's more