The Men in the Walls

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.3 stars; 60 reviews)

There are giant, technologically superior aliens who have conquered Earth. People live like vermin in holes in the insulation material of the walls of the homes the monsters have built, sneaking out to steal food and other items from the aliens. A complex social and religious order has evolved, with women preserving knowledge and working as healers, while men serve as warriors and thieves. For the aliens, men and women are just a nuisance, neither civilized nor intelligent, and are generally regarded as vermin to be exterminated. This story begins "Mankind consisted of 128 people.
The sheer population pressure of so vast a horde had long ago filled over a dozen burrows." - Summary by the author and phil chenevert (3 hr 38 min)


Chapter 1 26:31 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 2 39:14 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 3 24:31 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 4 28:52 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 5 21:37 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 6 19:52 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 7 27:07 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chapter 8 15:35 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chaper 9 15:12 Read by Phil Chenevert


short, enjoyable, well written

(5 stars)

i agree with others that this is too short. maybe someday someone will complete this story. but, in my mind, I can complete it. and I'm happy enough with that.

(4 stars)

great narrative by Phil like always, story is quite imaginative and I was rather surprised with ending all in all it was sci-fi short story and good enough. thanks Phil and thanks Libervox

Intriguing from start to finish

(5 stars)

Another beautifully read and well selected short story. A somewhat open ending, but thankfully there is a full novel for me to track down

Amazing story!

(5 stars)

Great story, too bad there isn't a sequel, it gives you something to think about while still have some great action!


(5 stars)

felt like the book was just getting started then it was over. left me wishing for more

Of men and monsters is the second book

(4 stars)

Be nice to have a follow up audio book

Big let down.

(1.5 stars)

Fine story and well read, but absolutely incomplete. Very disappointing.

very interesting, evocative story

(5 stars)

Thanks to PC for the always excellent reading.