The Ethical Engineer

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.5 stars; 642 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?

no where as near

(4 stars)

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

great story, laughable soapbox

(3 stars)

I love Harry Harrisons work. I'm religious and don't mind Micah what I do mind is the good 30 minutes of plot that Harry dedicates to extolling his extremely negative personal views on theology. write a separate book on it. don't ruin an awesome story.

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.

Constant attack on Christians

(2.5 stars)

This could have been an entertaining story, but sadly the author creates the naive and hypocritical Mikah and then constantly attacks and ridicules Christians, personified by Mikah. He doesn't even try to be subtle about it.

(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.