The K-Factor


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4 stars; 296 reviews)

The human race has reached the stars, colonized many planets and done amazing things in all areas of scientific progress. But humans are still humans and remain both honorable and not so honorable; some with high ideals and others with very low ones indeed. So why hasn't war occurred in several centuries among the hundreds of planets? Has man really changed? Not on your life it hasn't! Read how science has given man peace but at what cost? (1 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 16:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 2 13:03 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 3 16:52 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 4 16:49 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

The story, whether through narration or itself feels very odd with the pace. However, the message in it is very powerful and you still understand what’s going on. Harrison’s capacity to cultivate concepts to his readers is phenomenal. The ending to this story is served in a unique way and it makes you feel better about the actions that take a place earlier in it.

Once again a great read

(5 stars)

First time to hear Harry Harrison. I have to wonder how much of this trope about interstellar social engineering was common to the Foundation series, or was commonly discussed ?

Fun little story!

(5 stars)

Only an hour, but it was well spent. It's been a while since I read anything by Harry Harrison, but I will be have to seek some more out now.

(5 stars)

A solid five stars. An excellent and thought-provoking story, with a truly science-based.central premise. This is what science fiction is at its best. Well-read, as ever, by the man from Baton Rouge.

Yet another great story

(5 stars)

I'm really enjoying every story by Harrison read by Phil. A must listen if you enjoyed his other work.

(4 stars)

voice is a little u usual with emphasis in the wrong parts of the sentences (maybe it's just me?), great story though!

love the ending

(5 stars)

I didn't really understand exactly what was going on through the 3rd section but the ending was worth it

To lofty for me

(0.5 stars)

I like Harry's other stories but found this uneventful and plain boring...sorry couldn't even finish it.