On the Trail of the Space Pirates

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(4.4 stars; 97 reviews)

Tom Corbett is the main character in a series of Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories that were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, and other media in the 1950s.
The stories followed the adventures of Corbett and other cadets at the Space Academy as they train to become members of the Solar Guard. The action takes place at the Academy in classrooms and bunkrooms, aboard their training ship the rocket cruiser Polaris, and on alien worlds, both within our solar system and in orbit around nearby stars. This book describes the exciting adventures of our young heroes as they seek to track down and destroy the powerful and evil space pirates that are causing havoc among the space lanes. Have the boys met their match in these ruthless killers? Will the hard-boiled professional murderers of innocent people be too much for our lads? Only time will tell but one thing is absolutely sure: no matter how much danger there is, the Space Cadets will always go in, risking their own lives to protect the people depending on them. - Summary by Phil Chenevert (5 hr 42 min)


Chapter 1 22:51 Read by Ed Humpal
Chapter 2 18:44 Read by Ed Humpal
Chapter 3 16:32 Read by Ed Humpal
Chapter 4 14:20 Read by Ed Humpal
Chapter 5 12:46 Read by Ed Humpal
Chapter 6 17:39 Read by Jeanie
Chapter 7 14:36 Read by Jeanie
Chapter 8 20:57 Read by Jeanie
Chapter 9 17:32 Read by heeheekitty
Chapter 10 19:23 Read by heeheekitty
Chapter 11 16:30 Read by heeheekitty
Chapter 12 15:25 Read by heeheekitty
Chapter 13 20:36 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 14 13:52 Read by Richard Shipp
Chapter 15 13:08 Read by Norman Elfer
Chapter 16 21:28 Read by DJRickyV
Chapter 17 13:41 Read by DJRickyV
Chapter 18 17:18 Read by Ed Humpal
Chapter 19 18:47 Read by Ed Humpal
Chapter 20 16:53 Read by Ed Humpal


Good story but the performance is not

(1.5 stars)

Why are there different narrators? Some narrators are hard to understand while some narrators sound as though they have a difficult time reading aloud. I could not focus on the story and decided to write this review part way into the 8th chapter. I'm sad to not give this audio story a good rating.

good title says what it was

(5 stars)

as usual a fantastic story and read perfectly thanks next story please


(0.5 stars)

abject performance, moving between readers never works. yes I know free but absolutely awful.


(4.5 stars)

Reminds me so much of watching those serials as a kid. Thanks so much narrators. you all did a wonderful job. Peter T.

Great work

(5 stars)

A few twists and turns that are unsuspectingly tied together and as always good travails plot spoiler!

enjoy it a lot that kept me on the end of my seat

(5 stars)