Rebels of the Red Planet
By Charles L. Fontenay
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First published by Ace Books in 1961. This reading is from the text available through the Project Gutenberg. MARS FOR THE MARTIANS! Dark Kensington had been dead for twenty-five years. It was a fact; everyone knew it. Then suddenly he reappeared, youthful, brilliant, ready to take over the Phoenix, the rebel group that worked to overthrow the tyranny that gripped the settlers on Mars. The Phoenix had been destroyed not once, not twice, but three times! But this time the resurrected Dark had new plans, plans which involved dangerous experiments in mutation and psionics. And now the rebels realized they were in double jeopardy. Not only from the government's desperate hatred of their movement, but also from the growing possibility that the new breed of mutated monsters would get out of hand and bring terrors never before known to man. Produced as part of the 2nd Annual SFFAudio Challenge.
||CleanChapter 1||Adam and Brute return from a walk in the desert. Maya and Nuwell discuss their marriage.||4/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 2||Adam and Brute discuss their walk with their father, Goat. Maya and Nuwell meet Goat to discuss his experiments.||4/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 3||Maya remembers Nuwell's court room arguments against Psionics. Nuwell orders Goat's experiments ended.||4/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 4||Dark Kensington returns from the dead after twenty-five years. The Rebel leaders check his claims.||4/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 5||Maya infiltrates the Rebels headquarters, learns of their experiments and comes face to face with Dark Kensington.||4/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 6||Government forces move in on the Rebels headquarters as they evacuate.||4/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 7||Maya's plan to help hunt the escaped Rebels displeases Nuwell, but proves effective.||4/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 8||Dark and Maya await reinforcements while discussing their opposing points of view. But when they arrive, things have changed.||4/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 9||Nuwell cleans up after Maya's betrayal. They leave Dark's body with a recent acquaintance.||4/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 10||Happy Thurbelow makes a strange discovery and we learn more about the mysterious Dark Kensington.||4/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 11||Nuwell and Maya trek through the Martian desert and meet some Martians. Maya learns some of the history behind Goat's experiments.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 12||Old Beard shows Dark around the Canfell Hydroponic Farm where they both discover Goat's presence. Despite sharing memories, Dark sees Goat differently to Old Beard.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 13||Dark travels to Ultra Vires in a plan to rescue Old Beard. There he meets Maya and Nuwell.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 14||The Martian Qril reveals why Dark still lives. Dark and Maya prepare to leave Ultra Vires until Nuwell intervenes.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 15||Dark plans his capture of the Canfell Hydroponic Farm with the surviving members of the Phoenix.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 16||Nuwell prepares to hand Maya over to the Canfell scientists. Dark's plan with the Jellies swings into operation.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 17||The Masters fight back against the Jellies and Dark's group. Old Beard faces Goat.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChapter 18||Cheng and the Rebels reach the Hydroponic Farm. The future of life on Mars is revealed.||5/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
Good story, but hard to understand
The reader's accent makes the book hard to understand. Had to give up on it, shame.
Difficult to understand
Realized I was spending the majority of my time rewinding so that I could catch what he just read or what the characters just said. I, too, gave up. I don't understand using this narrator. Choosing someone with an accent, who won't be understood by all, was a risky choice for reading a podiobook.