Second Variety (Version 2)


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 162 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)

Chapters

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

Reviews

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

P K Dick advancing his craft


(5 stars)

Nicely read. A story with the twist at the end we've come to expect from one of the greatest writers of science fiction.


(5 stars)

I first heard the abridged version from a podcast and I had to listen to the original. Great book, great reader.

AI warning


(3.5 stars)

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

Terrific story!


(5 stars)

I love Philip K Dick stories. There is always a twist to them. Thanks for a great "read".