The Ethical Engineer

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.5 stars; 681 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.

A Good Read

(5 stars)

Gregg does another fine job, after listening to both this book and Deathworld, his voice is Jason.

(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.

no where as near

(4 stars)

as good as the first. but a good listen. reader is a bit stilted.

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.

(5 stars)

Reader sounds almost robotic at points but it is still a good reading throughout. Also much appreciated that the chapters were stitched together into parts rather than the idiotic 5 minute recordings of each chapter in the last book.