The Tunnel Under The World


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.2 stars; 128 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)

Chapters

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

Reviews


(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

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.

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!


(5 stars)

great story with a great surprise ending

Clever story line


(4 stars)

Imaginative writing by one of the great writers from classic Sci-Fi period. Prescient? Well it can be argued that Facebook, Google and the like treat us as polite guinea pigs as they mine our data for their profit and tolerate it's manipulation by others. Story complemented by spirited reading.