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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent production

Wow what an adventure. Listening to the audiobook feels like I was watching the whole production.

Touching and moving an exhilarating listen, all 47 hours of it. I was enthralled the whole way through. A very well done to the whole production crew.
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- Simphiwe

Hands down great work

As a first time reader(listener) of L.Ron hubbards work this production with all its notable cast really sold the story for me. Which stand great on its own mind you. It has humor, suspense, sadness, and even packs in excitement to pound it out into a well rounded Science fiction story of epic proportions coming out to 45 hours. The only qualm I have is that Hubbard did not produce another work comparable to this one. Instead focusing his efforts into Scientology. Battle field earth in my must reads
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- Philip Edwards

Book Details

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