Battlefield Earth

  • by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, Stefan Rudnicki, Nancy Cartwright, Jim Meskimen, Kaleo Griffith, Enn Reitel
  • 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Listen to the biggest and best science fiction audiobook ever.
Audie Nomination 2017 Earphones Award Best of 2016 Science Fiction Audiobook
"A vivid movie of the mind." - (AudioFile)
One of the best science fiction books of all time.
In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than thirty-five thousand humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a post-apocalyptic Earth.
From a desolate village, in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.
Enslaved by the sadistic Terl, the Psychlo Security Chief of Earth, Jonnie and a small band of survivors pit their quest for freedom against Terl's ruthless ambition for personal wealth and power in a rebellion that erupts across the continents of Earth and the cosmic sprawl of the Psychlo empire, with the fate of the world, of mankind and of the galaxies beyond, in the balance.
Superlative quality - a new standard for all audiobooks.
Unlike any other audiobook ever produced. A fully immersive experience, this unabridged audiobook features more than 65 actors including Grammy award-winning audiobook producer and narrator Stefan Rudnicki.
This state-of-the-art audio engineering has created a wholly cinematic sound track with:
• 47 ½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action professionally recorded on 44 CDs with high-definition sound.
• A gorgeous cinematic soundtrack with full orchestral compositions and more than 150,000 sound effects.
• A cast of more than 65 actors - many of whom are celebrity voices from TV, films, and games - performing 198 characters.
• Top 100 science fiction books
Written with a phenomenal burst of creative energy in a sustained eight-month period in 1980, and first published in October 1982, Battlefield Earth became a breakaway New York Times and international bestseller, hailed as one of the classic science fiction novels.

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What the Critics Say

"The sheer scope of this production of the epic sci-fi adventure Battlefield Earth is breathtaking. Kudos not only to Galaxy Press, but in particular to production director Jim Meskimen, who had to invent recording techniques, and in fact, ways of being, to make this happen." (Stefan Rudnicki)
"A Movie in your Mind." (Audiofile)
"Pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular adventure science-fiction." (Brandon Sanderson)

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great audiobook

loved it
excellent presentation
i was a fan of the book
now I'm a fan of the audio book
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- mr c w jubb

Outstanding

I don't normally like dramatised audio books but this one is so good , I'm very pleased I took a chance!

If you read the book but hated the awful film version, rest assured, this audio version does justice to this Sci fi classic!

The performances are outstanding and is a must for any Sci fi fans library ! The story is brought to life by the fine performer's and you easily find yourself drawn into the world of L Ron Hubbard's classic!

At over 47 hours in length this is a mega offering from Audible but that time flies by as you are drawn into the narrative. There are no dull sluggish parts, so be prepared for the audio equivalent of a page turner!

I won't go into the story as I feel a short synopsis can't do this book justice, let me just say if you love Sci fi, you will be missing out on a true classic if you don't put this in your library!
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- RGM9588

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2016
  • Publisher: Galaxy Audio