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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. Ron Hubbard Narrator: Roddy McDowall Publisher: Galaxy Press Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN:
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Earth has been dominated for 1,000 years by the giant, gas-breathing invaders from the planet Psychlo. Now, at the bleak dawn of the fourth millennium, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, one of the handful of human beings that have survived 10 centuries of alien conquest and near annihilation, decides to bravely venture out of his dwindling, stricken community in the Rocky Mountains.

Initially captured and enslaved by Terl, the ruthless Psychlo Security Chief, Jonnie enlists the aid of a small band of tough Scots in a final, daring challenge to the invincible Psychlo power. At stake in the struggle: the future of Earth...and the Galaxy!

In this riveting audio version, L. Ron Hubbard's groundbreaking novel Battlefield Earth is given a dynamic and versatile portrayal that captures the epic and compelling action along with the unforgettable characters of a science fiction masterpiece.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel Richardson | 2/20/2014

    " I'm not a fan of L. Ron Hubbard but this book is without question the greatest sci/fi book I've ever read. Amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wesley Hester | 2/6/2014

    " I read this when I was much younger and loved it very much. The movie was terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 1/30/2014

    " WOW... I'm so conflicted over this book. One the one hand it was a book that dragged on, a book that while daunting in size should have only taken me about a month... it took me 4 months! It dragged on and on and on... you get the point. But on the other hand the book picked up in the second half and had me hooked despite the awful prose, the pathetically made up names and ideas, the jumbled train of thought, the... well again, you get the point. I loved the main character, i loved the supporting characters, I felt I got into their lives and was hooked from the beginning, but I hated the writing style soooooo much! Don't even get me on the overly obvious parallels to society, but the entire plot just felt forced. Again, the characters redeemed this entire book, but only so much. I would not undertake this book unless you LOVE post-apocolyptic literature, which, while sci-fi at its core, it really was. A post-apocolyptic society of humans pushed to the brink of extinction by an alien race who then fights up to save themselves and the universe. Sounds great, but again, the writing style is so drab that if your like me you'll find it difficult to wade through. Overall a 3 but a 5 for characters and a 1 for writing style. Trust me, when he writes in dialects it is so distracting and drives you CRAZY! So shy away unless your like me and a glutten for punishment! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Kern | 1/29/2014

    " L. Ron Hubbard's a loon when it comes to everything else, but this book is great. Very deep story, interstellar finance, technology theft and the brink of planetary destruction. Great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/18/2014

    " This book was ridiculous! I only read it because l ron hubbard was the creator of scientoloy and i thought that i might get a better handle on understanding the 'religion' and i did.... for shame "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nigel | 1/18/2014

    " Would have given four stars but for him being a complete weirdo and for Scientology "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lenny | 1/17/2014

    " Excellent scifi yarn. Can't praise this book enough. It's a huge book but it's also a real page turner so it won't take as long to get through as you might think on first jaw drop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 travelgirlut | 1/15/2014

    " I love this book and have read it multiple times. It's one of my guilty sci-fi pleasures. I love books where humankind rediscovers their lost, more advanced past. Just don't watch the movie; it's not as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilbert | 12/4/2013

    " Well, L. Ron Hubbard was a nut!!! I think so but most good writers are. this is a great book. it should be read for the fun it gives. It is very fast over the first 900 pages. The last 100 or so are the ending, not bad as well. So forget "his way of living group and movie" and just enjoy the book!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 10/25/2013

    " Oh yes, I've read this. I actually enjoyed it as a science fiction novel. I read it before finding out that it was religious propaganda. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake Hawken | 10/13/2013

    " I usually am not a fan of PURE scifi (i.e. with no underlying message), but this was a truly entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darrell Wheeler | 10/3/2013

    " He's a better writer than he is a theologian but.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 8/28/2013

    " I have read this book 3 times and loved it. The movie was horrible though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 8/6/2013

    " I read this book in the late 80's when I was in my mid 20's. At that time in my life I really enjoyed the book. I don't know how I would feel about it now if I reread it, so I just keep it up on the shelf and remember how much I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 7/14/2013

    " One of the best science fiction books of all time..please, don't judge the book by it's author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Needleroozer | 2/21/2013

    " I tried to read this book in high school. I borrowed a copy from Michael Freeman. I read and I read and I read and I read, yet I still never finished it. Finally I gave up and gave it back to Michael Freeman. I will never try to read it again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amos | 10/7/2012

    " 300 pages in and I could not care less about what was happening. Hubbard can bite me... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roy | 9/22/2012

    " The movie absolutely did this book no justice. Not that it was a great book or anything...which says something about how truly bad the movie was... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan Young | 7/6/2012

    " The payoff came...eventually. How this man founded a religion, I'll never know. His writing is at once slow and sophomoric, despite what should be an exciting race to save humanity. The intergalactic financial scheme really made it all worth it though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daveh. | 2/27/2012

    " The political and economic parts of the book just killed it for me. Great story, but needed to be about 400 or so pages lighter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Ashton | 1/15/2012

    " This book just rocks. It's my second favorite book of all time. The first being The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill | 12/15/2011

    " Dumb. I couldn't even finish the book and I'm one of those people that HAS to finish every book I start. It is not worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Woodson | 11/17/2011

    " This book was a great Sci-Fi read. Maybe the movie sucked, but this book was a lot of fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gapeach | 7/15/2011

    " I liked ths book but it was actually too long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 5/20/2011

    " I love this huge book. If you are a reader and like long books this book has it all. It's a perrenial read for me. I consider this book soem of the best scifi there is, unfortuanely the fil didn't do it justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/18/2011

    " I can make this review nice and short. The book is great and the movie sucked! Read the book and save your money and don't see the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 5/5/2011

    " Don't overthink the 1st Chapter. This is one of the best books I have ever read!!! I stated this book while reading Jurassic Park, which is a very good read, but this book was far and away better-- could not put it down, did not want to sleep or eat. Its that good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 5/4/2011

    " I really enjoyed the first two thirds of the book. However, as the plot started to resolve itself, I thought that it got kind of preachy on the social and economic themes. If there had been a little more subtlety to the last third of the book, this would have eared at least a four star rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KT | 5/2/2011

    " One of the five best Sci-Fi books I've ever read.
    Forget the movie, forget the religion even forget the the slightly childish writing style.
    As a pure and simple enjoyable story I've never come across any better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/28/2011

    " Pretty epic intergalactic book. Even though I though the climax was on pg. 300, the other 700 were good too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nso | 3/20/2011

    " To describe this book in a word; plodding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 3/10/2011

    " One of my favorite books!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 2/28/2011

    " I'm not impressed by L. Ron Hubbard in general, but I think this is one of my favorite sci-fi books of all time! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed | 2/24/2011

    " OK, this is Pulp SF. It is not in any way great literature or even great fiction. It is however, an entertaining ride if not taken as anything more than cheesy entertainment. The movie, however, is inexcusable. "

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