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The Defenders

Gelesen von Phil Chenevert

(4,184 Sterne; 890 Bewertungen)

The terrible destruction of total nuclear war between the Western and Eastern Blocks has succeeded in sterilizing the surface of the earth. No living creature can now exist there and all humans on both sides, have fled to the hives built miles below the surface where they constantly work to produce the war materials necessary to carry on the battle. For 8 years now, the actual fighting between these super powers has been conducted by robots known as Ledeys since only they can sustain the terrible levels of radiation caused by the constant bombardment. They are the Defenders, standing between the combatants far below and ultimate victory or defeat. Life is hard in the tunnels, but liveable, while it is lethal on the surface. The ledeys keep the generals informed on everything through vids and pictures; but how can this continue? what will happen? Who will win? (Summary by Phil Chenevert) (0 hr 59 min)


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4 - Part 4


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wonderful story & narration

(5 Sterne)

I was browsing through LibriVox's Sci-Fi collection on a hunt for some stories to listen to (whether for the first time or not) and ended up looking over PKD's works. I recall listening to this particular piece ~1.5 or so years ago. How anyone can have anything negative to say regarding Phil Chenevert's readings, is, to me, utterly dumbfounding. He's easily one of the best, most especially in his Sci-Fi contributions. Thank-you!

Enjoyable Sci-fi

(4 Sterne)

An enjoyable short story that's a little predictable but enjoyable nonetheless. Narrator was particularly exceptional, I actually liked the old-school robot voice used. For anyone who likes short sci-fi stories, you'll probably enjoy this one.

Good SF tale

(4 Sterne)

An interesting tale again demonstrating great imagination of PK Dick, and with a very good reading to boot.

(4,5 Sterne)

This is really interesting story, well read. I quite enjoyed it but wish the conclusion was not so simple and abrupt

(4,5 Sterne)

in an age of science where science has all of the answers, it is interesting to reflect that we create a new God of metal who we can place our morality in the hands of. it is sad and true to note that even though the story is created by a man through life experience the author has decided it is more believable for a machine to become both self aware and altruistic than for a man to do so. I hope in a real good for all of us.

well versed

(5 Sterne)

for the the most part it was well versed in english and effort at voice acting was about 90% for the datating of this story. the only thing that really brought it down for me was no fault of the story or narration it was of the grading system this was a clear 4.9. the last factor was the mono tone of the levy but hey can't ask more than you wish for so 5 out of 5

Klatu Berada Nikto

(4,5 Sterne)

That's where my mind went after the reading. Possible SPOILER here. In the original, 'Day the earth stood still,' Klatu said they created the race of robots to maintain order. I often wondered if the robots usurped that authority, & how/why that would come about: reasoned logic. My only ought, is those guys life without female companionship.

Enjoyed story & narrator

(4 Sterne)

Good story made much better by Phil Chenevert's reading. I would have liked to have seen this story written with much more detail,and a bit longer. But is a good tale as is. Lend a ear and enjoy Phil's reading of The Defenders.