The Repairman


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.4 stars; 495 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)

Chapters

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

Reviews

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

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


(5 stars)

DOWNLOADING?


(5 stars)

ZIP FILES HAVE PROBLEMS: REPAIRMAN PART 2 AND/OR THE VELVET GLOVE DO NOT PLAY FROM ZIPPED DL. DO SINGLE FILES. THEY MAY BE FINE. AS TO HARRISON AND CHENEVERT: GOOD LISTENING. HARRISON'S BOOKS [NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS] NOT IN LIBRARY; BUYING HARD / SOFT COVER TO KEEP IS TERMED HOARDING AND / OR FIRE HAZARD, BY PUBLIC HOUSING AND FIRE DEPT. INCLUDED ARE TAPES, VINYL RECORDS, AND ALL MEDIA [AND THEIR PLAYERS], SO FAR EXCEPTING HARD DISK AND SOLID STATE DRIVES. THEY ARE NOT HAPPY IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE TV OR PC EITHER. SMALL MINDS MAKING MOST OF THEIR MINOR AUTHORITY.....CARTMAN MENTALITY [SEE 'SOUTHPARK'] THANKS TO LIBRIVOX. AND CHENEVERT. HARRISON IN PUBLIC DOMAIN? DAMN.....I'M O-L-D!?

What a fun set of stories!


(5 stars)

The summary covers the plots of the individual stories. I agree with the summary, The Velvet Glove is my favorite. I hope there was a sequel! :-) Phil does his usual bang-up job. Thanks Phil! Oct 15, 2014 - Listened to it again because it's just a fun set of stories. Highly recommend it!

All Harrison shorts on this link


(5 stars)

Phil, thank you for an excellent reading. You make the stories come to life! I, along with many who haven't commented yet really appreciate your gift. Again...Thank you !

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.

excellent


(5 stars)

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


(4 stars)

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