Search the Sky

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.4 stars; 113 reviews)

Ross was a junior trader on Halsey's Planet, and had great prospects but was not happy at all. Everything smelled of decay. The whole planet seemed to be slowly disappearing, the population dwindling month by month and year by year and yet no one seemd to care or even notice. Something was very, very wrong. When the first interstellar transport in 30 years arrived on Halsey's Planet, it brought things to a head. The ship had touched on six other colony worlds - and all six had been devoid of human life. Where was everybody? It was almost as if humankind, when separated by cosmic distances from Mother Earth, could not survive. He didn't know the answer but he knew it all smelled highly of decay. Decay and Rot. This highly praised novel by C.M.Kornbluth and Frederick Pohl was first published in 1954 was seen as a wonderful satire on various trends in the society of the 1950's. - Summary by phil Chenevert (6 hr 47 min)


Part 1 39:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
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Part 14 11:50 Read by Phil Chenevert


Great and interesting if you are a raycyst

(5 stars)

The story is awesome. Therein lies the problem. Interesting stories are now known to be hallmarks of the cis-normative power structure that oppresses communities of color. But if you are a terrible person you will enjoy this whimsical tale . It is crazy how all those old white authors are incapable of writing a story that isn't problematic.

Bravo from Borneo

(4 stars)

Really enjoyed this interplanetary tale that has our protagonist go in search for the reasons why his own planet is falling into decay. As always PC does a sublime job narrating the story.

Not what I expected

(4.5 stars)

An interesting look at man and the various societies which he has set up (and will set up)

The title is a little odd, for the story.

(4.5 stars)

Pretty good listen, and the narrator did a good job.


(5 stars)

The title fits. You just gotta listen to the story. As always another great read by P.C.

(5 stars)

Deat Phil, Don't know how to thank you. That was brilliant! Alex M

One of his best stories and Phil C. voices it perfectly.

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

thoughful essay on culture choses. could be considered a political statement.