Let'em Breathe Space

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.3 stars; 166 reviews)

The old space freighter Wahoo is all Dr. Pietro can afford for his expedition to the rings of Saturn. Although built for a crew of 6 the good doctor crams 19 people into the Wahoo, and after 5 months they are really getting on each other’s nerves. Then someone starts killing people and poisoning the air giving plants in the hydroponics bay. Can our hero Paul Tremaine find the killer before he suffocates? Perhaps you should hold your breath. – Let’em Breathe Space was first published in the July 1953 edition of Space Science Fiction magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (1 hr 47 min)


1 – Let’em Breathe Space (Chapters 1 – 3) 1:08:26 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
2 – Let’em Breathe Space (Chapters 4 – 5) 38:43 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Short story but good!

(5 stars)

The summary pretty much covers the plot so I won't give anything extra away. This is a neat quick story, I have listened to it 2x. Lester del Rey is a great scifi writer. I am always looking for more of his books. Gregg M is a fine reader, his voice is always easy to follow and his recordings are clean. Thanks Gregg!

Great sci-if tale read by one of my favorite readers

(5 stars)

This is a straight forward sci-fi story. It builds a very nice tension throughout and (for a somewhat simple story) juggles a number of complex issues like voluntary euthanasia and paranoia. Greg gives another stellar reading which propels this story to another level.

(5 stars)

I love 50s sci-fi. When a tape player is cutting edge technology on a space ship, how can you not smile. And the mystery had me guessing until the end.

David R. Smirh

(5 stars)

Good read. Nice suspenseful story with good character build and a who-done it with a count down pressure along the way. Thanks

Popcorn! Who'd a thunk it?!

(4 stars)

Enjoyed the reader and the story, ending is kinda funny, but well written over all.

(4 stars)

A great listen. Less of a who dunnit, more like a who's doin'it. Top class narration. Recommended.

good whodunnit, well read

(5 stars)

Took a bit to get into, but well worth listening to.

After several twist and turns, we finally arrive to the truth.

(4 stars)