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Download First Lensman: Lensman Series Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. E. 'Doc' Smith Narrator: Reed McColm Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN:
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In the not-too-distant future, while fleets of commercial space ships travel between the planets of numerous solar systems, a traveler named Virgil Samms visits the planet Arisia. There, he becomes the first wearer of the Lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces of law and order. As the first Lensman, Samms helps to form the Galactic Patrol, a battalion of Lensmen who are larger-than-life heroes. These soldiers are the best of the best, with incredible skill, stealth, and drive. They are dedicated and incorruptible fighters who are willing to die to protect the universe from the most horrific threat it has ever known. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Farren | 2/19/2014

    " I read this one a LONG time ago. The Lensman series is a classic which I periodically go back and reread. Love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mohrravvian | 1/19/2014

    " eh, I just couldn't get through this one. I read it primarily because its supposed to be an influence on Star Wars, but it wasn't what I was looking for. it was OK, but just not for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Art | 1/12/2014

    " Definitely one of BEST of early science fiction. (really early) You can see the origins of ideas and concepts that are still showing up in modern books, movies and tv shows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 1/12/2014

    " Classic Space Opera Sci-Fi. Fun to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/25/2013

    " This second book in the lensman series. It is clearly a stepping stone towards the later stories. The second introductory book that leads up to where the Lensman series originally started. Lots of fun old phrases and an interesting premise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonathan Urquhart | 12/15/2013

    " It was okay. I got confused. So it is probably not the best book in the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Kinney | 12/7/2013

    " I had to get used to the very black-and-white moral tone of the 1950s space opera, but once past that, it's a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roman | 9/1/2013

    " First Lensman by E. E. Smith (1997) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijah Kinch Spector | 6/24/2013

    " The second introductory book that leads up to where the Lensman series originally started. General belief is that this is the weakest in the series--a few interesting parts, but mostly something to get through before the real meat of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Fecteau | 10/15/2012

    " This book was read by my younger self very fast! Could not read it fast enough. I still read this book occasionally as an adult. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Okie | 3/9/2012

    " I really enjoyed both of the books I have of this series, and would dearly love to get my hands on the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 9/4/2011

    " This is actually about the whole Lensman series. I found the books to be greatly engaging. I read them first as a child, then read them again in my 30's, then my 40's. Sure some (a lot) of the science is out to lunch now, but it is still a good action read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elly | 8/20/2011

    " Very nice audio recording of an SF classic. The narrator uses many voices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Stark | 6/3/2011

    " Good book. Love the Kinnisons. "Doc" Smith really knew how to tell a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 4/26/2011

    " A classic. One of the first science fiction books I read - and then of course there was the Lensman series!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zac | 3/22/2011

    " I love re-reading childhood favorites and picking up on important new ideas! I love sci-fi, and this is one of the classics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CJ | 1/23/2011

    " Wonderful vintage Sci-Fi - all fans of the Genre should read this wonderful set of Yarns! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce | 1/13/2011

    " Action packed space adventure from the creator of the space opera. It's not intellectual reading by any stretch of the imagination, but it is fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 1/5/2011

    " I just re-read this. Great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 12/16/2010

    " I wanted to like this a whole lot more than I did, but I just couldn't get past the totally unselfconscious camp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amanda | 8/10/2010

    " E.E. Smith dreamed up tractor beams...in 1948?? A must read for the near-present future vision from the post atom bomb era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 7/19/2010

    " The material on the beginning of the Universe, Atlantis, WWI and WW2 were very interesting. Triplanetary suffered from the 1920s attitude and writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 5/30/2010

    " A rollicking space adventure. Very good. "

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