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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (177 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edmond Hamilton Narrator: Jim Roberts Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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The midwestern town of Middletown is the first strike of a new super bomb. However, instead of destroying the town, the attack rips a hole in the space-time continuum, sending the town and it's inhabitants to a distant Earth, cold and foreboding. The story of their struggle, survival and ultimate success in rekindling the planet and dealing with the people and aliens of the future, is the stuff of great science fiction. As you listen, see if you agree with the many who think this story was the origin of the Star Wars characters Chewbacca and Leia.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/18/2014

    " Fascinating read - both the concept (which I'll leave to the reader to discover) and the amusing thoughts on what the future will be like as perceived by someone in the 1950's. Some interesting messages in the book about sentimentality, fear and happiness. I certainly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean Joy stewart | 1/16/2014

    " Shows understanding of what it means to face change & the future or to hold to the past unwaveringly. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/22/2013

    " Nice fast read in between more heavy titles. City at World's End has little science but much more on people's reactions and corresponding psychology. Written in 1951 it was more dated compared to his contemporaries. Still a solid 3 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali | 10/6/2013

    " A good read . Interesting start , predictable ending . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine Thorn | 7/11/2013

    " It wasn't bad, it just wasn't that good. It did have its moments, but the sexism was tough for me to deal with. Always has been, even though I grew up with it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/21/2013

    " I gave this book 3 stars because, although it is a terrible mess, I genuinely enjoyed reading it. It is by far the most badly-written, misogynistic, and far-fetched sci-fi novel I have ever read, and it had me laughing constantly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose East | 1/29/2013

    " I douldn't understand why the people did not want to exchange their dying, hostile planet for an Earthlike newer model. I have a feeling that it is because it is an Americal novel and for the world, read America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett's Books | 12/14/2012

    " Golden Age (1951) SciFi in the "dying earth" genre, interesting although I had trouble getting past the dated (cultural) ideas to really enjoy the book. Incredible to think that this book was written before we went to the moon (a whole decade before). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 12/10/2012

    " I loved this novel the first time I read it as a young man. I own two copies and have read it about half a dozen times. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Beery | 10/26/2012

    " Can a "super atomic bomb" move an entire city millions of years into the future? A clever writer can make a good story out of a preposterous idea. The story pulled me in and kept me in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 10/18/2012

    " Written in 1951 and it shows: very dated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elena | 9/28/2012

    " This novel could have been adapted into a film that the guys from MTS3K would tear apart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 6/13/2012

    " Great perspective on the cultural environment in the early 1950's. It is also interesting in its perspective on technology and what will happen in the future. It makes clear the difficulties on predicting technological advancements. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kris | 6/9/2012

    " The writing is not very good and the sexism was even more ridiculous than other old sci-fi (I'm not usually offended by sexism in sci-fi). Lame premise and unsatisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi Chakwin | 1/28/2012

    " It wasn't bad. Very 1960s ish. But not bad. Quick and enjoyable. "

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About the Narrator

Jim Roberts is a published author, illustrator, and a narrator of children’s books.