Wandl the Invader


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.2 stars; 250 reviews)

There were nine major planets in the Solar System and it was within their boundaries that man first set up interplanetary commerce and began trading with the ancient Martian civilization. And then they discovered a tenth planet--a maverick! This tenth world, if it had an orbit, had a strange one, for it was heading inwards from interstellar space, heading close to the Earth-Mars spaceways, upsetting astronautic calculations and raising turmoil on the two inhabited worlds. But even so none suspected then just how much trouble this new world would make. For it was WANDL THE INVADER and it was no barren planetoid. It was a manned world, manned by minds and monsters and traveling into our system with a purpose beyond that of astronomical accident! - Summary by Original Gutenberg text (5 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 14:15 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2 26:54 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3 18:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4 25:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5 26:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6 14:30 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7 24:03 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8 11:56 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9 17:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 17:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 13:38 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 9:46 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13 12:44 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14 22:40 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 15 17:05 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 16 12:31 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 17 11:27 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 18 13:28 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 19 5:18 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 20 3:20 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Too dated for me


(1 stars)

Mr Nelson is an excellent narrator but I could not get past CH 4. I love classic SciFi but the scientific talk shows its age.

Good 1930's scifi


(5 stars)

Fun idealistic adventure for the the time per time period it was written. Great reading by Mark

Great old fashioned Sci Fi.


(5 stars)

Mark Nelson excellently delivers another classic science fiction by Ray Cummings. I am surprised that some folks listening to old science fiction complain about the fiction in it being dated. if you want modern science fiction you need to look to modern science fiction books. these old stories were written a hundred years ago. as a child I always loved reading these old stories or seeing the movies of them. you can listen to this with your children or grandchildren. No foul language and no smut. G rated.

Enjoyable, but gadgets overdone.


(3 stars)

Park your logic center and enjoy a bit of classic sci-fi mind candy. Not unlike other old science fiction, but so many gadgets are introduced and their bizarre theories of operation explained that it drags things down. I half expected Maxwell Smart and his shoe phone to be introduced under the Cone of Silence. Mark Nelson performs awesomely, as usual.

Major plot hole


(3 stars)

Why would such a delicate race want to abscond with planets that have gravity beyond that which they are able to withstand? And I don't believe even a pirate would be so depraved as to condemn his entire species on the word of others' promise that he'd rule a chosen handful. Other than those, it was well written & read.

A ripping yarn


(4 stars)

it's almost pirates of the high sea as much as sci-fi. the science seems implausible but I found that easy to ignore and enjoy the story. some of the attitudes to women are very much 1930s this is a follow up to Brigands of The Moon which was serialised in Astounding Stories 1930.

A great no-nonsense space shoot-em-up


(4 stars)

A read in the spirit of Flash Gordon, the reader is relieved of the sometimes tiring deeper layers of human relationships tribulations and existential angst. Pull that ray-gun trigger! Fire them rockets! Cretinus evil aliens wishing Earth people no good will are fair game.

Wandl the Invader


(5 stars)

I very much enjoyed the book, it was intense practically all the way from beginning to end. The reader was extremely well versed and because of this he brought the story to life. I give 5 stars for this review with no hesitation. Thank You LibriVox.