The Stars, My Brothers

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.1 stars; 381 reviews)

Edmond Hamilton (1904 – 1977) had a career that began as a regular and frequent contributor to Weird Tales magazine. The first hardcover publication of Science Fiction stories was a Hamilton compilation, and he and E.E. “Doc” Smith are credited with the creation of the Space Opera type of story. He worked for DC Comics authoring many stories for their Superman and Batman characters. Hamilton was also married to fellow author Leigh Brackett. - Published in the May, 1962 issue of Amazing Stories “The Stars, My Brothers” gives us a re-animated astronaut plucked from a century in the past and presented with an alien world where the line between humans and animals is blurred. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (1 hr 23 min)


Part 1 40:14 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Part 2 43:02 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Is that it?

(3 stars)

Was good...... ended after part 2 ? seemed like there should be more

Well read, fun plot, abrupt ending

(4 stars)

Gregg Margarite did an amazing job of reading this story and the story itself if written quickly and simply, but with all the necessary details to make you feel as though you're there with the characters. I enjoyed the story and would love to hear a few more chapters. It's one of those stories where it'd be great if several authors continued with a part 3, each with different endings. Either way, I highly recommend. (oh, and if you happen to write your own "Part III," please send me a copy... I'd like to know how you'd complete the story)


(4 stars)

This story is a bit odd to listen to, and I found myself asking what I would do if in the same position. An astronaut is reanimated after 'dying' in a freezing to death space accident. The reason? They need him to testify on behalf of a primative group of humans that live on another planet. Will the astronaut help, or will he side with the native intelligent life on that planet, a group of super intelligent lizards who hunt and train humans like pets. What would you do?

(5 stars)

Well read allegory covering many themes. Prescient blending from 1962 of ecological principles, inter-species and inter-personal relationships, implicit bias, and needing to find a balance between reasoned action and human emotions. These themes continue to be important in these days of the Me-Too and BLM movements. In the year 2020, it's hard to remember mid-20th century optimism about human achievements. In the story, star travel and cryogenics was achieved within 100 years!

The Stars. my Brothers

(4 stars)

Despite the lovely and somewhat ambitious title, I found the book to be just regular science fiction. Not too much depth to the story and sketchy characters. Overall, good for the genre. Of course, Gregg Margarite's reading made for the listening to be quite enjoyable. He was great, and continues to be missed. His reading was worth five stars, three for the book. Thank you so much.


(5 stars)

As with most short stories, this one felt like it ended too soon, and that there was much more that could have been told, but it gets its message across. Well written, and beautifully narrated.

Quite Interesting, Great Reading

(4 stars)

Good read, would've been a great basis for a novel I think...the ending is rather abrupt, but I liked the story. Gregg had a great voice, especially for SF I think.

Good but very abrupt ending

(3.5 stars)

A good Sci-fi short but with an ending that sort of leaves you hanging. Greg Margarite always does a great job reading, rest in peace Greg.