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Battlefield Earth

Written by: L. Ron Hubbard
Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner • Earphones Award Winner • Best of 2016 Science Fiction Audiobook

Battlefield Earth is an enormous epic of adventure set in the year 3000, when the future survival of what's left of the human race is at stake. When Jonnie Goodboy Tyler decides to venture out of the small and dwindling community of humans barely surviving in their Rocky Mountain retreat, he has no thought of challenging the order that for a thousand years has held the earth prisoner to the oppressive alien race of the Psychlos.

The Psychlos and their vast intergalactic mining corporation have dominated and exploited all known galaxies for centuries, ruthlessly destroying races who dare to resist. How one man - with the aid of a few surviving Scotsmen—tackles the greatest malignant power in the universe makes for a sprawling adventure of thrilling heroics, full of dangerous underground work, interplanetary wars, intergalactic financial intrigue, monster races, and complex political manipulation spread across a vast canvas of epic scale.

Experience the unabridged audiobook in fully immersive HD sound of the story that changed the shape of science fiction forever. Performed by over 65 actors playing 198 characters with 150,000 sound effects.

“The sheer scope of this production of the epic sci-fi adventure Battlefield Earth is breathtaking.” (Stefan Rudnicki)

“This futuristic tale, featuring aliens and humans fighting for survival, comes across as compelling and believable.” (Booklist)

“It's like a full-blown feature film inside your head.” (Audiobook Heaven)

“A vivid movie of the mind!” (Audio File Magazine)

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:

  • 46 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.

Awards and Accolades: Top 100 science fiction books

  • Top three of the best 100 English language novels of the 20th century by the Random House Modern Library Readers Poll
  • US Golden Scroll and Saturn Awards
  • Tetradramma d'Oro Award
  • Gutenberg Award

Listen to the novel that changed the shape of science fiction.

Additional performers include: Roy Abramsohn, Corey Burton, Nancy Cartwright, Bob Caso, R. F. Daley, Charles Davis, Neil Dickson, Ellen Dubin, Jim Meskimen, Tamra Meskimen, Michael Gough, Kaleo Griffith, Christina Huntington, Larrs Jackson, Don Leslie, Ralph Lister, Mark Mintz, Phil Nee, Joe Ochman, Mr. Phil Proctor, Enn Reitel, Patrick Renna, Alan Shearman, Thomas Silcott, Tadao Tomomatsu, Bob Walter, Matt Wolf, Robert Wu, Michael Yurchak, Gregory Lee Kenyon, Darren Richardson, Jason Wilburn, Rick Zieff, and Roger Steffens.

©2016 Galaxy Audio (P)2016 Galaxy Audio

What the critics say

"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)

"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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A fantastic listen

Long, but god stories often are. I recommend this one to anyone who enjoys fiction books.

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Good Book

Very good story I will listen to it again really enjoyed it. Be of the best sci fi I read

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This story is simply amazing.

40+ hours of amazing storyline, the Narrator is probably my new favourite and the voice actors did amazing can’t say enough good things about this Sci Adventure.

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Get it Ratbrain

i compared the conquering nature of the intergalactic species to the colonial experience in Canada. Outside politcal forces taking taking and taking with no consideration of the Native people and land.
I read the book and really enjoyed it as a tenager. Hated the movie as an adult but am much more entertained by the audio book as an "older" adult. i listened to it driving, chopping wood, and out hiking. Its worth the time!
It would be sweet to see this tale as a two season Crave series with full CGI to do the alien tech and characters justice. Sorry John Travolta you have to leave thIs next project to a lowly RATBRAIN!

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Excellent performance

I loved the book and the audiobook version was just as good. Many different voice actors really added to the performance

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the best audiobook I've listened to so far!

it was like listening to a movie. the short chapters were great for trips around town but the hardest part was pausing it as I wanted it to never end. Great performance and great material. I may even give it another listen!

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Probably the best sci fi I read in my life. It’s a one of a kind with an absolute unexpected turn of events at every point.

The performance, the story, the development and finish are stunning. Movie barely touched on everything. Highly recommended you will not find a better sci fi novel anywhere else I promise!

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One of the best.

I find this book amazing in general and exceptionally well written. Hearing it performed was even better and I would recommend it to anybody that enjoys almost any type of writing. All of that in spite of your personal feelings about the writer. Give it a listen you will be happy you did.

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Excellent

way, way better than the movie!
loved the book.
recommend it to everyone. great story

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Must listen!

Great stuff legendary status, seems to get real life? What did he know? Bye bye

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