The Tunnel Under The World

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.3 stars; 168 reviews)

This famous Pohl story explores cybernetic robots and implanted personalities in a way that certainly expanded my way of looking at reality. Is that wall really real? or is it just kinda, sorta real? And who am I? The protagonist, Guy Burckhardt, wakes up screaming from a horrible dream of explosions, searing fire, choking gas and other terrible ways to die. But he wakes up so it must have been just a bad nightmare, right? To find out that piece of information you will need to listen to this inventive and scary story. (summary by Phil Chenevert) (1 hr 24 min)


1 - Chapter 1 15:14 Read by Phil Chenevert
2 - Chapter 2 16:19 Read by Phil Chenevert
3 - Chapter 3 15:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
4 - Chapter 4 20:50 Read by Phil Chenevert
5 - Chapter 5 16:56 Read by Phil Chenevert


(4 stars)

fascinating story, especially considering written in 1955. Presaged power of advertising and risks from toxic chemicals. Since it's short, consider playback at 85-90% speed to grasp the mysterious tone

(5 stars)

I've listened to this like a dozen times. And I always enjoy it. Great narration and character voices. a 'must listen,' if such a thing exists

Always enjoy this story

(5 stars)

Phil does a great job of reading one of my favorite short stories. So much fun

(2.5 stars)

No real ending. Very disappointed. Wish the guys reading read all of the books! Lol. Perfect voice for the job!

Excellent stuff

(5 stars)

Groundhog Day The Truman Show and so on. Inspired Sci-fi for its day.

Excellent short story with lots of relevance

(4.5 stars)

Great story, still relevant today. Well read

So now I know the origin of groundhog day, I prefer this one,

(5 stars)

The Tunnel Under The World

(5 stars)

Well read! Fun and entertaining - thanks!