The Repairman

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 588 reviews)

This is a collection of 3 of Harry Harrison marvelous early stories that were published in Galaxy, Analog and Fantastic Universe. The Repairman (1958) is a straight fun SF story of a man getting a job done. It is most typical of his later style in series like the Stainless Steel Rat; Toy Shop (1962), a short piece exploring bureaucratic blindness and one ingenious way around it and The Velvet Glove (1956), my favorite for its writing style, fun perspective, sly social commentary on the scene in 1956 and just plain delightful imagination. And he manages to pack excitement and mystery in at the same time. (1 hr 33 min)


1 - The Repairman, Part 1 19:13 Read by Phil Chenevert
2 - The Repairman, Part 2 15:41 Read by Phil Chenevert
3 - Toy Shop 11:36 Read by Phil Chenevert
4 - The Velvet Glove 47:29 Read by Phil Chenevert


The Repairman

(5 stars)

KUDOS to the reader! He was perfect for the wry humorous style of Harry. Especially so for The Repairman. Since the gradual decline of my vision, and subsequent difficulty in smoothly reading any text, I have had a long period of starvation from the literary food for my mind. At one time I had a collection of Sci Fi paperbacks exceeding 500 volumes. I thank all the folks who's efforts have created a wonderful relief for us who miss reading so much. Sincerly, JHB California

they should make a tv show of this would have been hit in the 80

(5 stars)

Eh, a book to pass the time

(2 stars)

Interesting but very dull on the action side.

What a fun set of stories!

(5 stars)

The summary covers the plots of the individual stories. I agree with the summary, The Velvet Glove is my favorite. I hope there was a sequel! :-) Phil does his usual bang-up job. Thanks Phil! Oct 15, 2014 - Listened to it again because it's just a fun set of stories. Highly recommend it!

All Harrison shorts on this link

(5 stars)

Phil, thank you for an excellent reading. You make the stories come to life! I, along with many who haven't commented yet really appreciate your gift. Again...Thank you !

Repairman and other stories

(5 stars)

These are amazing and sometimes funny stories. They have an aged patina about them but this adds to their quality and and make them very good listening

teen fiction

(1.5 stars)

I understand that back in those times the science fiction would have been totally new and interesting. reading it now it's just kind of boring and dumb.

awesome small stories

(5 stars)

the stories are interesting, the second one gives some food for thought. the narrator is good. i enjoyed every minute of them.