A Slave Is a Slave

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.2 stars; 326 reviews)

The Galactic Empire is slowly 'welcoming' into the family of civilized worlds those systems so far off in the backwater of the galaxy that they have been overlooked and ignored for the past 500 years or so. This is purely routine work because every planet offered the chance has eagerly accepted the invitation. Mainly because the enlightened Empire lets the planetary government continue to rule and do whatever it wants...with a few minor restrictions of course; and because the they are shown what happens to planets who decide not to accept the invitation.

Aditya is the system in question here. Forgotten for almost a millennium but surviving, thank you very much, with an economy based entirely on slavery. Everyone is a slave except for the few thousand Lords Master. What happens when the this type of society meets the Constitution of the Galactic Empire which forbids any type of slavery? What happens when the poor, oppressed slaves are given their freedom? Funny you should ask .... (2 hr 27 min)


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Phil is the man...

(5 stars)

I love to listen to Phil, even though he caint say can't.

This has been an interesting one!

(5 stars)

The premise behind the story is interesting... and so is the reader! As someone from Southeast Texas, I can recognize a Cajun when I hear him. It's nice to hear a narrator from my part of the world :-)

Just can't get into the story...

(2 stars)

I can tell that the reader is very interested in the story he's telling... But it gets a little bit in the way of the actual story itself.

Another good story

(4 stars)

But some might find it offensive. It does remind me of the Roman Antonius Felix and how he treated those under him. Reader did an excellent job.

Good but..

(4 stars)

Nicely read. I didn't enjoy the story as much as the Little Fuzzy series. Worth a listen but not a favorite from Piper.

(3.5 stars)

Not as coherent as some hbp but still a great example of how human nature reacts. All the cocktail drinking cracked me up.

Surprisingly Prescient.

(3.5 stars)

H. Beam Piper wrote many truly timeless tales with a wrapper of fantasy. This one is another example.

Well read

(3.5 stars)

a fun read. The reader sounds like he is enjoying himself which makes this quirky story more interesting.