Rastignac The Devil


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.1 stars; 163 reviews)

French colonists on a planet ruled by reptiles and amphibians are forced to wear living “skins” that subdue aggression and enforce vegetarianism. As children, Rastignac and his reptile friend Mapfarity force themselves to become carnivores and begin a protein fueled journey that causes Rastignac to develop a Philosophy of Violence. When a spaceship from Earth crashes in the ocean, Rastignac and company must put their philosophy to the test. - Rastignac The Devil was first published in the May 1954 issue of Fantastic Universe Magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (1 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Rastignac The Devil – Part 1 1:01:19 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Rastignac The Devil – Part 2 57:47 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

Reviews

Its ok


(3.5 stars)

i feel it should have been longer, more room for events, i wish it had more to it since the characters are very well established. well read as always by Gregg

Neat if a bit short story


(4 stars)

I'd love to see this story expanded on and made into a movie. Rastignac is part of a group of humans that are controlled by living skins that they wear like clothing. Ew. Anyways, he along with others decide they are tired of being controlled and they stage a revolt. The story ends abruptly, so you might feel a bit unsatisfied with the ending, but the concept is cool and so is the storyline. Reader is very good. Easy to understand and nice mellow voice. I also grinningly mention that his style of reading is reminiscent of James T Kirk. :-) Hope to hear more books with him reading!


(2.5 stars)

Primitive and overpaced storytelling of an otherwise compelling and complex SF plot and world. Reader has a good voice and it's well recorded, but he Emphasizes. Almost. Every Word. like he was constantly striking poses and it's distracting but not something that can't be gotten over.

Couldn't finish it


(4 stars)

The reader has an unfortunate habit of emphasizing every word. It's incredibly distracting. Too bad because his tone of voice is great. But it. is. not. necessary. to. punctuate. every. word.

not bad


(3.5 stars)

short and sweet. a little hard to track what's going on for some reason but maybe that was just me, it didn't grab me. extremely well read as always.

In french?


(5 stars)

Merci bcp mais dommage pour moi qu'on ne trouve pas de traduction en français (traduction in french) de cette oeuvre,car PJF est sûrement mon auteur de SF fantasy préféré!

Weird, in a good way.


(5 stars)

Skins, a new way to rule the world? This was a good but short story, it has some strange and yet neat concepts. I liked it.

Unusual concept


(5 stars)

Excellent reading and captivating short story. Quite an unusual idea to keep a society so called civilized.