The Ethical Engineer (Deathworld 2)

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.5 stars; 1053 reviews)

“The Ethical Engineer” also known as “Deathworld II” finds our hero Jason dinAlt captured to face justice for his crimes, but the ever-wily gambler crashes his transport on a primitive planet populated by clans that hoard knowledge. It’s a difficult situation for a guy who just wants to get back to Pyrrus. – The Ethical Engineer was first published in the July and August 1963 issues of Analog Science Fact & Fiction. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (4 hr 9 min)


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Fantastic follow up to Deathworld

(5 stars)

What a fun book. The best parts are always the hilarious ethical discussions between Jason and Mikah. But beyond these the story is still a wonderful romp on its own. It's an odd follow up to Deathworld because it's is so very different in tone. But I enjoyed it every bit as much as Deathworld. There are some truly laugh out loud moments between the characters. The reader is wonderful. He does a great job at getting Jason's sarcastic nature across. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys classic sci-fi, lite philosophical debates, and fun characters.

(5 stars)

One of my favorite stories by one of my favorite authors. Wonder if they'll record Deathworld 3?


(4.5 stars)

I really enjoy this author, he creates captivating sci fi worlds and is clearly quite intelligent. Another good read.

(1 stars)

The protagonist was endlessly arguing with a character who’s only purpose was to represent Christianity in the most absurd and warped way possible. A clumsy effort to argue that ethics can be separated from its religious foundations, but the problem has proved to be far more complicated than it seems. I don’t mind these issues being hashed out in stories, it’s actually a very good reason we tell and read stories. But if you have a strong and persuasive opinion put it up against your opponents best arguments. Poor form.

Great Story

(5 stars)

I really liked the story, and it was very well read. The reader did an excellent job with the voice of the main character. There is a lot of discussion about morality and ethics within the story, some of which you may not want your young child exposed to, or you may want to explain depending on your views. I would listen to the story before/with your child if you are worried about it.

good book bad reader

(1 stars)

This was the most awful rendition I have ever heard. The cadence was completely off it was very difficult to listen to. It's like he put a comma after each and every single Word,Occasionally he'd forget himself and speak normally as he was reading but not nearly often enough. It was really unfortunate because it's a good Book.

Bravo from Borneo

(4.5 stars)

I really enjoyed this second book in the trilogy; a classic space opera novel replete with hero, nuanced love interest, dramatic tension and bad guys. Very well narrated. Also appreciated the planetary context. On to the final book in the trilogy.

Attack the Zelot(s), Praise Logic

(5 stars)

1st: Great Reader, RIP 2nd: Great Story even if "DeathWorld" is not read 1st. 3rd: DO NOT! Assume that Mica is any particular religion! He is a Generic Zealot who would Piss Off any non-Zealot, religious our not.