Badge of Infamy

Read by Steven H. Wilson

(4.6 stars; 185 reviews)

Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend's life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he's a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient. But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he's hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, Feldman finds himself a pivotal figure. War erupts. Earth is poised to wipe out the Mars colony utterly. A cure to the plague is the price of peace, and only Feldman can find it. (summary by Steven H. Wilson) (3 hr 18 min)


Chapter 01 14:54 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 02 12:19 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 03 11:16 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 04 13:19 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 05 15:02 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 06 16:36 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 07 11:35 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 08 14:15 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 09 10:49 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 10 11:44 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 11 12:03 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 12 14:55 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 13 10:46 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 14 13:29 Read by Steven H. Wilson
Chapter 15 15:40 Read by Steven H. Wilson


Bagde of infamy

(5 stars)

being my first revieue I'll keep it short great book and very well read started it could not stop till the end Thanks

A OLD Physician's View

(5 stars)

1: A Great Story & Oration. 2: To close for comfort. 3: I am an elderly GP (not FP) and worked in small towns. (Except when in the US Navy in War). I delivered babys, did my own surgeries and saw any patient with any illness in my office. I expected payment from the patient (or Family) and 80% of the time I got cash and/or other stuff like corn, chickens, eggs and anything else. 20% of the time the payment was CHARITY. 4: The Hospital worked the same way in small towns. In bigger towns & Cities they would have at least 2 Hospitals because one was the County-Charity Hospital That taxes paid for but the Doctors donated their time, the same Dr's worked at both Hospitals. 5: Niether PT nor Dr complained about the way this worked and no one died in the streets or were not cared for. 6: The people who could pay did and ONLY the ones who could not pay anything at all got Charity. 7: I needed NO Malpractice 'till #8 8: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IMPOSSES! MEDICARE & MEDICADE! AND THIS STORY TELLS THE AFTERMATH!!!

Free Audio, Review

(4 stars)

This is a fun story. It starts on Earth with the main character spending the night in a doss house trying to sleep next to a dying man, and being unable to do anything about it despite being a doctor. He's held back by the laws of "medical lobby". Thus are we introduced to this far future with a gritty feel. Yes we have space ships, but not the clean loverly looking ships of Star Wars, but the tough dirty feeling you get when watching Blade Runner. The world is run by the lobbies and men are ground up in "the machine." It's a tough place to live and our hero see's no hope except to try and escape to the less strict world of Mars. There his skills might be of use. This was a great light story that filled an afternoon nicely. The well produced reading is easy on the ears. Classic SciFi well done. Reading = 3/3 Production = 2/3 Story = 2/3 Total = 7/9 See all of my reviews at

it is raycyst

(4.5 stars)

The story depicts a utopic vision of future health care where the insurance care, ahem health care lobby looks after the best interests of the patient and society. The villain in this story works against the benighted interests of the health care lobby to create a dangerous system where the health of the patient outranks complying with the standards of accepted medical care. The author of this story was probably an anti-masker with dangerous libertarian leanings. Do not listen to his vile rheteroic. Remember big lobbiests, whether they be insurance companies, the AMA, or big governmental regulatory bodies, always have the best interests of the individual at heart. The idea that individual people and individual doctors can make intelligent medical decisions is an anathema to the core tenants of late stage capitalism and early stage socialism. The individual must be crushed for the benefit of the oligarchs, ahem I meant the benefit of society. Ban this book Jeff Bezos

Whoo what a scary portrait!

(5 stars)

Imagine if on the entire planet their existed only two unions, and they ran everything. Scary! This is the story of the Badge of Infamy. A doctor saves a man's life when he is shot in the field, only to be banished from his job because it is illegal to operate anywhere but a hospital. Now a horrible virus is on the march, but R&D is also illegal. What to do, what to do? The reader is excellent, the story is excellent. Enjoy!

What a great story!

(5 stars)

Martian Plague is pretty scary, especially when hospitals operate like the DMV and have the power to punish, exile or kill those who dare trespass against the tyrannical Medical lobby. Poor Doc has done just that, he then relocates to Mars only to discover a plague he can't research...legally anyways. I god a kick out of this one. The reader did a great job too, clear and easy to listen to, 5 stars.

(5 stars)

Thought provoking story. Gripping and intense. The reader did a really great job. I had not heard him before, but hope, in the future, to listen to other books narrated by him. Enjoyed also some of the other comments, especially that of 'the OLD Physician'. Thank you for sharing, Sir. My respects. And, many thanks to LibriVox.

Badge of Infamy

(5 stars)

My very favorite kind of sci-fi! The human race is not glorified--far from it! Rather, its shortcomings are brought into painful focus as our condemned hero leads us through the worst of it. Meanwhile, we experience a well-thought-out plot involving adventure, politics, economics, and futuristic science done just right to pique the imagination.