People Minus X

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.3 stars; 242 reviews)

A disastrous experiment destroys the moon and kills millions on earth. The invention of artificial flesh lets them return to life as androids, a second and perhaps superior human species. Mounting tensions between the naturals and the “phonies” erupts in violence. Will this scientific advance bring eternal life and the gift of travel to the stars or bring about mankind’s self-destruction? (Summary by Mark Nelson) (5 hr 56 min)


Chapter 1 1:04:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2 36:09 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3 31:01 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4 20:05 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5 36:01 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6 35:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7 33:29 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8 27:16 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9 34:13 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 38:07 Read by Mark Nelson



(5 stars)

Simply stated, this book is amazing as is the narration. I definitely recommend taking the time to give it a listen. But a word of caution: if you're like me, you'll listen to it straight on through from start to finish. I'm about to give it a third listen after allowing it a reasonable amount of time to mellow in my mind.

loved this one very much. why it hasn't been turned into a movie

(4.5 stars)

An interesting concept and well read

(4 stars)

I found this to be an interesting story with some very interesting themes and ideas. The science is a little off, but you have to forgive that with the age of it. I enjoyed Mark Nelson’s reading, he does an excellent job as ever. I felt the story could have ended a little earlier as the last part is more of a philosophical consideration of the issues the author had already brought up….


(5 stars)

One of the finest examples of science fiction I have found. The idea of virtually eternal bodies guided by true human minds. Add to that the multiple essences of a single human. Extremely enjoyable as read by the master scifi narrator, Mark Nelson.

quaint and clever

(5 stars)

great because it's a bit dated and its form but the story is clever because of its use of technology and some things that have actually come to pass.

not a bad story

(4 stars)

Brilliantly read by Mark Nelson as always. This book was almost "terminator" ish at the start but then took an unexpected twist. Rise of the machines.....

People Minus X

(5 stars)

2nd time around listening - super fun, great read and plot with a good look at various challenges of human vs android societal relations...


(5 stars)

Quite the gem. The story leads you on an unexpected journey. Very well written. Not the typical scifi. And so well read by Mark