Second Variety (Version 2)

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.4 stars; 107 reviews)

First published in Space Science Fiction May 1953. "The claws were bad enough in the first place—nasty, crawling little death-robots. But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace—if it could!" When future war becomes so horrific that humans turn to machines and computers to design ways to kill each other strange things may happen. And DO in this classic Philip K. Dick story! (summary from the story blurb and Phil Chenevert) (1 hr 55 min)


1 - Section 1 31:50 Read by Phil Chenevert
2 - Section 2 30:02 Read by Phil Chenevert
3 - Section 3 28:13 Read by Phil Chenevert
4 - Section 4 24:57 Read by Phil Chenevert


See if you recognize the movie

(3 stars)

I enjoyed it. and realized they had made a movie exactly from this. I preferred listening to this the original. I named the movie then deleted the title. enjoy. Phil's the Best

Good story

(4 stars)

Good story and narrated by Phil Chenevert solo reader of many books for Librivox.Does a good job with this one as he always does. Give a listen and enjoy.

Philip and Phil score again

(5 stars)

Enjoyed as always with this reader reminds me of the professional narrator who reads most of the Reacher audiobooks. Only even better!

good as ever

(5 stars)

great tale and teller

AI warning

(3.5 stars)

Good story. But, be in a good frame of mind the hear. It will depress just about anyone.

Fun story

(4.5 stars)

Thank you for recording this science fiction story. AI never has a good ending for us

good story

(5 stars)

I enjoyed it very much! Exciting story and well narated as always.

(4 stars)

Predictable, but stylishly written. Not Dick's best work. The audio performance was excellent.