The Planet Strappers


Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.3 stars; 251 reviews)

The Planet Strappers started out as The Bunch, a group of student-astronauts in the back room of a store in Jarviston, Minnesota. They wanted off Earth, and they begged, borrowed and built what they needed to make it. They got what they wanted--a start on the road to the stars--but no one brought up on Earth could have imagined what was waiting for them Out There! (Summary from the text) (7 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Chapter I, Part 1 25:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter I, Part 2 21:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter II, Part 1 20:25 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter II, Part 2 21:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter III, Part 1 32:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter III, Part 2 29:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter IV, Part 1 33:48 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter IV, Part 2 32:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter V, Part 1 24:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter V, Part 2 28:39 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter VI, Part 1 24:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter VI, Part 2 36:40 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter VII, Part 1 23:53 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter VII, Part 2 22:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter VIII, Part 1 29:41 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter VIII, Part 2 36:55 Read by Richard Kilmer

Reviews

Really Good Story


(5 stars)

This is a very good listen. Some may say it's dated, but that's part of the charm. For a book from the 1950's, the author was very prescient, especially for a non-scientist. The characters are believable and soon become like old friends, people you wouldn't mind hanging out with. The story itself is intriguing. Who hasn't wondered what it might be like to wander among the planets, if not the stars? The technology used is credible, with nothing too far-fetched. The concept of inter-planetary travel is dealt with as a foregone conclusion, with the author expecting the reader's suspension of disbelief, as with any science fiction tale. The story arc covers a wide range of possibilities, sort of like a sweeping saga of life, love, warfare, fortunes made and lost, friendships and rivalries, and a few tragedies along the way. Basically a solid book, competently read by Richard Kilmer, who seems to enjoy space operas.

once you get past beginning, its a very enjoyable book


(4.5 stars)

Great story, not what I expected.


(5 stars)

This was a great story, not at all what I expected. I was pleasantly surprised, I was expecting just another plain old sci-fi yarn, especially with it's title. It has a great plot, characters, unexpected twists, etc. very well written. I only wish there was a sequel. The reader is very good, one of the better readers at LibriVox. Don't let the title fool you, give it a listen.

confusing title with respect to the story


(3.5 stars)

Many characters but not all add to the story. However, the story is of interest though it could have just as easily be a classic western combined with a coming off age story.

A wonderful story


(5 stars)

An old space adventure. It was a lot of fun to listen to, I'm sad it's over. Well read and easy to follow. This would make a great movie!

Good story, well read


(5 stars)

the story starts a little slow, but once they get to space picks up. I wish the later part of the story was longer or more detailed.

great reading! many thanks.


(5 stars)

Amazing how quickly things go along in these early sci fi stories. XD Really appreciate the reader.


(5 stars)

a really fun adventure. slow start and a lot of characters to keep track of but it is worth listening to.