Rescue Party

  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by Jim Gallant
  • 1 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A spaceship crew from an advanced alien civilization notices that Earth faces imminent destruction as its sun begins to explode. With time rapidly ticking down, the crew desperately searches a now-desolate planet for any possible human survivors.This is the very first short story written by one of the world's most prominent science-fiction authors.

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Great little story ruined.

The story itself is fine, it is one of Arthur C Clarke's early short stories, but the production is dreadful. I had to check my player at the beginning to see if I hadn't accidentally downloaded a music track as there were no spoken words after the introduction for far too long. The story is then sporadically punctuated with long bouts incidental music that made my ears sick. The "music" added nothing to the storyline and about 8 minutes to the length of the recording.

The overall effect was sadly disappointing.
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- Matt Carter

A great short story

This is a fascinating short story and well worth listening to if you're a sci-fi fan. It only loses a star because of the interspersed cheesy sci-fi music, especially towards the end where you're eager to hear of mankind's fate and have to listen to 3 or 4 minutes of music before the conclusion.
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- Rory

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-11-2006
  • Publisher: Ziggurat Productions