If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long-forgotten secrets of the past.
That was why young Ross Murdock, above average in intelligence but a belligerently independent nonconformist, found himself on a “hush-hush” government project at a secret base in the Arctic. The very qualities that made him a menace in civilized society were valuable traits in a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age.
For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action-filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost galactic civilization that demanded every ounce of courage the Americans possessed.
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Real nice SciFi western
"Time Traders" (1958) is a very entertaining, and this audio reading is excellent. This is the first of the Ross Murdock Series. It has cold war elements. The Russians have unexplaind advances in technology. The United States finds out they are getting it from an ancient alien star ship. Ross Murdock and his team of time travelers go to the past where an Bronze Age earth is being visited by not so friendly aliens. The early series consists of Time Traders (1958) Galatic Derelict (1959), The Defiant Agents (1962), and Key Out of Time (1963). Now that the estate and copyright status of Ms. Norton's works have been settled we can expect to see a steady stream of her audio books on iTunes. I have been a fan of Andre Norton's since the early 1960's and it will be a real treat for me to revisit all of Her works in audio form.