Stand by for Mars

Carey ROCKWELL ( - )

Tom Corbett - Space Cadet was one of the first multimedia sensations. In the 1950s the character had his own radio show, TV series, comic book, breakfast cereal, and a line of young-adult novels. A cross between "Tom Brown's School Days" and Horatio Hornblower (and loosely based upon Robert A. Heinlein's novel "Space Cadet"), the books follow the adventures of Tom and his friends Roger Manning and Astro as they work their way through Space Academy to become officers of the Solar Guard. Along the way they tangle with space pirates, smugglers, and the threat of demerits for breaking the rules. The authorship of the novels remains unknown -- the credited name, "Carey Rockwell" was a pseudonym created by the publisher -- although the most likely candidates are Joseph Greene (who created the character) and Richard Jessup (who wrote for the TV and radio shows). (Summary by Sean O'Hara)

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Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 Sean O'Hara
00:21:54
Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Sean O'Hara
00:19:28
Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Sean O'Hara
00:06:50
Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 Sean O'Hara
00:10:39
Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 Sean O'Hara
00:10:38
Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 Sean O'Hara
00:21:55
Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 Sean O'Hara
00:08:57
Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 Sean O'Hara
00:08:15
Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 Sean O'Hara
00:13:52
Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Sean O'Hara
00:21:56
Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Sean O'Hara
00:17:56
Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Sean O'Hara
00:13:42
Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Sean O'Hara
00:10:19
Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Sean O'Hara
00:10:35
Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Sean O'Hara
00:12:34
Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 Richard Kilmer
00:14:32
Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 Richard Kilmer
00:13:49
Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Richard Kilmer
00:14:22
Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Richard Kilmer
00:14:36
Play 20 20 - Chapter 20 Richard Kilmer
00:14:01
Play 21 21 - Chapter 21 Richard Kilmer
00:12:27
Play 22 22 - Chapter 22 Richard Kilmer
00:11:29