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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Leaves one wanting more, in a good way!

Would you consider the audio edition of Rescue Party to be better than the print version?

Don't know, only had the audio version and I enjoyed it.


What did you like best about this story?

When the aliens finally find that the earths population saved itself!


What about Jim Gallant’s performance did you like?

He was very good in his interpretations of the written material.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Again the realization that the earths population saved itself.


Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it a lot!

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- Sally Ann Rival

Bad audio engineering

Very short story that could have been an excellent novel. Unfortunately the audio engineers have added several very long tracks of foreboding music to lengthen the title unnecessarily.
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- Douglas

Book Details

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