The Forgotten Planet

Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.4 stars; 355 reviews)

The "forgotten" planet had been seeded for life, first with microbes and later with plants and insects. A third expedition, intended to complete the seeding with animals, never occurred. Over the millennia the insects and plants grew to gigantic sizes. The action of the novel describes the fight for survival by descendants of a crashed spaceship as they battle wolf-sized ants, flies the size of chickens, and gigantic flying wasps. (Summary by Wikipedia) (7 hr 6 min)


00 - Prologue 17:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
01 - Mad Planet 34:43 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - Man Escapes 49:04 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - The Purple Hills 39:48 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - A Killer of Monsters 25:00 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Meat of Mans Killing! 42:14 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - Red Dust 36:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Journey Through Death - Part 1 24:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - Journey Through Death - Part 2 22:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - A Flight Continues - Part 1 22:43 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - A Flight Continues - Pat 2 27:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - There is Such a Thing as Sunshine 25:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Men Climb up to Savagery 23:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - Warm Blood is a Bond 23:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - Epilogue 11:47 Read by Richard Kilmer


take it for what it is

(5 stars)

Kept me listening and greatly enjoyed it

Very good

(5 stars)

Great experience, highly recommended


(5 stars)

I know....what's the motive? The secret agenda? The social commentary? beats me! kept me interested and wanting more at the end...

A story about recreating yourself

(5 stars)

The moral of this story could be applied to so many situations. Work, life, love, relationships. It's about when you are struggling against odds and there is no apparent hope or joy left. Then how one can transform despite these odds using intelligence , creativity and determination. Excellent narration brings this story to life.


(4 stars)

This world is riddled with inconsistencies and is in fact an ecological impossibility, but if you suspend that disbelief, the nightmare horror of the world really does get to you, which is more than you can say for a lot of imagined SF worlds.

Memorable World

(4.5 stars)

Such descriptions, and details that I have a truly vivid picture in my mind. Not what I was expecting but highly rewarding. I often listened to in traffic in which the narrator's soothing voice tended to calm me down and savor traffic!

No Garden of Eden for these folks

(5 stars)

Fun early-20th century science fiction novel. I found the lilting narration to be very compatible with the subject, and the musician in me felt like I was enjoying a barcarole the entire time.

First Class entertainment, both as a book and by the narrator's skills.

(4 stars)

First rate combo, book, writer, new fantasy world, and narrator ! The story got my interest from the prologue's beginning and held it nonstop to the final period.