Worlds of the Imperium

  • by Keith Laumer
  • Narrated by Mark Douglas Nelson
  • 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Brion Bayard was kidnapped and brought to the alternate world where Earth's history took a different turn, it was not a pleasant experience. It was, however, a startling experience. Here was a world that was just like the Earth he was taken from--with just a few subtle changes. On top of all this, Brion was given a puzzling assignment by his captors. He was to secretly enter a palace, and kill a dangerous and tyrannical dictator. There was one, small catch--the hated dictator in this world was the mirror image of Brion Bayard. For on an Alternate Earth, Brion's is his own worst enemy!


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Lack of range on voices

I read this long ago and decided to re"read" it via Audible.

Still a good story, but the narrator had limited range on the different voices compared to other narrators lending their talents to Audible.

Overall, I do recommend, if you can get past the similarities in character voices.
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- Mike in SF

Good 60s science fiction adventure story

Keith Laumer was at his best in the 1960s, writing some of his best science fiction adventure novels, usually with an interesting spice of his lone man against overwhelming odds philosophy. Worlds of the Imperium is a good one, and I thoroughly enjoyed this reading. Hope that Audible will follow up with Catastrophe Planet, A Plague of Demons, and Galactic Odyssey, Laumer's absolute best. And maybe Time Trap and the Retief stories, too. But Worlds of the Imperium is an excellent first step!
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-19-2009
  • Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks LLC