The Repairman

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.3 stars; 284 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


Eh, a book to pass the time

(2 stars)

Interesting but very dull on the action side.

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.

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

(5 stars)


(5 stars)

the first story is so good i wish it went on and on for hours. what a shame that its so short

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

(4 stars)

Love Harry H, but Phil Chenevert is the best reader ever. Bet he cant read HC Andersen. God bless all.


(5 stars)

Short and fun. Highly recommend even to those who are not in the sci-fi genre.

The Repairman and other stories

(5 stars)

Thanks for a fun read; very enjoyable listening!