Lensman
Books in series8
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(3.6 based on 30 ratings)
  • 1
    Triplanetary: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Triplanetary: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
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    From the atomic age in Atlantis to a world remote in space and time, two incredible ancient races, the Arisians and the Eddorians, are in the midst of an interstellar war - with Earth as the prize.

    Picks up a little

    Originally published as a serial the story has been added to when published in book form. I'm not sure that the first half of the novel is necessary b..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 November 2014 by Thesle (Wyoming, Australia)
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    Triplanetary: Lensman Series, Book 1 | E.E. Smith

    Triplanetary: Lensman Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By E.E. Smith
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
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    Written in two parts, Triplanetary introduces the concept of two warring alien races: the Arisians and the Eddorians, whose battles on Earth are unknown to the human race, and in fact the humans are unaware that the Arisians have been secretly and selectively breeding the humans to use as weapons for these battles. From the time of Rome to World War II, the author takes the listener on a lightning-fast journey through Earth's history as the warzone for aliens.

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  • 2
    First Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    First Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
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    In the not-too-distant future, while fleets of commercial space ships travel between the planets of numerous solar systems, a traveler named Virgil Samms visits the planet Arisia. There, he becomes the first wearer of the Lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces of law and order. As the first Lensman, Samms helps to form the Galactic Patrol, a battalion of Lensmen who are larger-than-life heroes. These soldiers are the best of the best, with incredible skill, stealth, and drive.

    Picks up a little

    Originally published as a serial the story has been added to when published in book form. I'm not sure that the first half of the novel is necessary b..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 November 2014 by Thesle (Wyoming, Australia)
  • 3
    Galactic Patrol: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Galactic Patrol: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Galactic Patrol's Lensmen are the most feared peacekeepers in the galaxy. The "Lens", a telepathic jewel matched to the ego of its wearer, is the ultimate weapon in the war against the merciless pirate Boskone and his forces of lawlessness. The only problem is the Galactic Patrol isn't sure how to capitalize on the Lens' incredible powers. But new graduate Kimball Kinnison is determined to learn.

    Getting to these books is rewarding

    Once past the first two books the series picks up more of a plot and deals with characters that are the culmination of the build from previous novels...Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 December 2014 by Thesle (Wyoming, Australia)
  • 4
    Gray Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Gray Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
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    Lensman Kimball Kinnison has attained the goal that every Lensman seeks, and so few attain: that of Unattached Lensman, a Lensman who is accountable to no one anywhere, completely independent, completely free.

    Improving form continues with this book

    E E Smith continues the better form that Book 3 has with Book 4. By this point you'll be into the story and you'll want to continue reading as the plo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 December 2014 by Thesle (Wyoming, Australia)
  • 5
    Second Stage Lensman: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Second Stage Lensman: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Kimball Kinnison and the Galactic Patrol again take up battle with Boskonia. The warfare leads to some odd corners of the universe and some stranger worlds. They include the planet Lyrane where a matriarchal society exists and the frigid world of Onio, with its incredibly alien inhabitants.

    Brings new ideas, but some a bit far fetched

    Smith takes the story to new levels and brings some interesting tactical ideas to the story. However, there appears to be no limit to what he envisage..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 March 2015 by Thesle (Wyoming, Australia)
  • 6
    Children of the Lens: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    Children of the Lens: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
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    Twenty years have passed since the events in Second State Lensman. Kimball Kinnison and his wife, Clarrissa, now have five children - the "Children of the Lens". As the offspring of generations of selected matings, they are the most brilliant and capable minds in the universe. Their mission: to conclude the Boskonian war.

    More of the same

    Although you could see that the story need to conclude, no new ideas were introduced to the plot in this book. Some new characters were introduced but..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 March 2015 by Thesle (Wyoming, Australia)
  • 7
    The Vortex Blaster: Lensman Series | E. E. 'Doc' Smith

    The Vortex Blaster: Lensman Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By E. E. 'Doc' Smith
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
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    One man against the basic energy of the universe, unleashed in a ravening fury: that's Dr. Neal "Storm" Cloud. Unique is the only way to describe him. Alone in his single-handed battle, he finds that the appalling destructiveness of a loose atomic vortex can be canceled out only by destroying the vortex itself. While not even the most massive and modern of computers could figure out how to destroy a loose vortex, "Storm" Cloud can - and does.

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