Battlefield Earth Audiobook (Unabridged) by L. Ron Hubbard audiobook

Battlefield Earth Audiobook (Unabridged): Library Package

By L. Ron Hubbard
Read by various narrators  

47.52 Hours 06/14/2016 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Winner 2017 APA Audie Awards-Excellence in Marketing Earphones Award Winner Best of 2016 Science Fiction Audiobook In the year AD 3000, Earth is a dystopian 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 35,000 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 soundtrack with: 47½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action professionally recorded 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. 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. “This epic sci-fi adventure is breathtaking.” —Stefan Rudnicki “A vivid movie of the 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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Summary

Summary

Audie Award Winner for Excellence in Marketing

Winner 2017 APA Audie Awards-Excellence in Marketing
Earphones Award Winner
Best of 2016 Science Fiction Audiobook
In the year AD 3000, Earth is a dystopian 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 35,000 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 soundtrack with:
47½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action professionally recorded 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.
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.
“This epic sci-fi adventure is breathtaking.” —Stefan Rudnicki
“A vivid movie of the 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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens, and noble humans.” Neil Gaiman, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Battlefield Earth is a terrific story! The carefully underplayed comedy I found delicious. A masterpiece.” Robert A. Heinlein, New York Times bestselling author
“Think of the Star Wars sagas and Raiders of the Lost Ark, mix in the triumph of Rocky I, II, and III and you have captured the exuberance, style, and glory of Battlefield Earth.” Baltimore Sun
Battlefield Earth is more than pure science fiction, it’s pure gold.” Barnes & Noble
“This has everything: suspense, pathos, politics, war, humor, diplomacy, and intergalactic finance.” Publishers Weekly
“The futuristic tale, featuring aliens and humans fighting for survival, comes across as compelling and believable.” Booklist
“A vivid movie of the mind!” AudioFile
“The sheer scope of this production of the epic sci-fi adventure Battlefield Earth is breathtaking.” Stefan Rudnicki, Grammy Award–winning audiobook narrator and producer
“A pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular science fiction.” Brandon Sanderson, author of The Way of Kings
“Non-stop and fast-paced. Every chapter has a big bang-up adventure.” Kevin J. Anderson, author of The Dark Between the Stars
“The swashbuckling energy and wonder of Star Wars.” Dave Wolverton, author of Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia
Battlefield Earth has the same exuberant pacing and action-loaded story as Star Wars.” Roland J. Green, author of the Starcruiser Shenandoah series

Reviews

Reviews

by John1234 9/13/2017
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A good book, but

I read this book many years ago and enjoyed it a lot. The audio version, not so much. The narration is excellent and I listened to six and a half hours before deciding that it moved too slow (I still had 40 hours to go). A big part of the problem was that they played "dramatic" music at every pause in the story or scene change and the music seemed to go on forever.
by ManaNui 9/13/2017
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This audiobook changes everything, it is awesome listening

I am a big audiobook listener but the Battlefield audiobook definitely is a game changer, it puts you right in the actions. The characters are so real, the sound effects surround you. Someone said it is a "movie inside your mind" well that's what I got. I lost sleep listening to this. Highly recommended.

Author

Author Bio: L. Ron Hubbard

Author Bio: L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986), with nineteen New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, was among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of the twentieth century. As a leading light of American pulp fiction through the 1930s and 1940s, he was further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to him.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 47.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English