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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (774 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Harrison Narrator: Jim Roberts Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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In the first Deathworld, wily interstellar gambler Jason dinAlt managed to survive on Pyrrus, a planet that seemed to be at war with its own people. He also stopped a deadly feud between two groups of those people.

In the second volume of this trilogy, Jason finds that keeping the peace is even more difficult than ending the war. He is also becoming increasingly annoyed with the superior attitude of the natives, including his girlfriend, and this leads to his taking a very big chance. He allows himself to be arrested and taken away from the planet to show that he can take care of himself. He soon regrets that decision after crashing on a planet where the people are quite primitive and he is made a slave. Now he just wants to escape and get back to Pyrrus, but finds that it takes all his cunning and physical prowess just to stay alive.

Harry Harrison gives us another fast-paced yet surprisingly thought-provoking story in Deathword 2: The Ethical Engineer.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Hall | 1/26/2014

    " A different planet with all new perils and adventures, Deathworld 2 continues the adventure of Jason DinAlt, wanderer and gambler. The dialogue becomes a bit wearing and the action somewhat repetitive, yet overall this is still a light hearted and entertaining read - albeit one not quite as provoking as the first book in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/18/2014

    " All I can say is, if the Deathworld 1 is good this Deathworld bbok 2 is much better. It's hard to put down once you started it, and has a lot of philosophical words that you can't imagine. I'am very excited to read the number three now and wanting to know what's going to happen, and if they ever going to survive in the dangerous planet where they subsist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorelei | 1/13/2014

    " I really didn't find this particularly fun - it's the middle of three books the Deathworld trilogy, and it was something of a slog to get to the third book. I don't even know if anything in this book is necessary for getting from book 1 to book 3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Ford | 12/31/2013

    " An OK book but I felt that the preaching got a little to heavy handed at times. I like a story that raises big questions but this one seemed a little to blattent in trying to make his point that there is now absoluteness of morality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 12/25/2013

    " This was weaker than the first book, but still loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Ward | 12/13/2013

    " I like Harry Harrison's Deathworld series. I first read this as a teenager and it is a great book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trevor | 10/27/2013

    " Entertaining enough but not great, I enjoyed the Esperanto references sprinkled throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 10/18/2013

    " Sequel to Death World. If you like Death World or Stainless Steel Rat, this will be fun. The writing style is common of the time period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Bradway | 8/14/2013

    " A lot of talking and posturing, but also a lot of movement for so brief a book. As the character becomes gradually more grating and Harrison depends on Meta ex machina, my interest wanes. As there is only one more, I'm trying not to set my mind for failure. I'll finish the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 George Christie | 6/23/2013

    " Not nearly as good as the first one. Ending came out of nowhere. Repetitive and disappointing. Not as bad as The Chrysalids but bad enough "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith | 5/3/2013

    " Book 2 in "The Deathworld Trilogy" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/25/2013

    " I dig it. A fun escape from seriousness, though I'm sure there's a message in there somewhere about man's inhumanity to man or something. I love the smart-ass main character, he reminds me a bit of Ash in "Army of Darkness." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rob | 1/1/2013

    " Pulpy sci-fi, popcorn fiction. Totally enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 12/23/2012

    " I was disappointed with Deathworld 2. Having just finished Deathworld 1, 2 was a let down. Jason, seems more agressive and power hungary. Mikah seemed like an idiot. The plot just seemed like a preidctable progression with an obvious ending. No this one was a miss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendall Hill | 11/1/2012

    " A short story about the question of absolute ethics, whether such a thing exists or not. It was an interesting story about different cultures on an alien world and a satirical look at our human society. I enjoyed it enough that I finished it in about 2 days which is a record for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikola Tasev | 9/26/2012

    " Not bad, but definitely not good either. Standard science-fiction-adventure book, worse than the previous Deathworld, unfortunately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 3/17/2012

    " Interesint read - best to read the series in order "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dj | 10/15/2011

    " Not as good as the first but very entertaining. Action packed with bizarre sci-fi elements in there. Lots of messages about being tolerant of the ethics of cultures other than your own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dj | 3/29/2011

    " Not as good as the first but very entertaining. Action packed with bizarre sci-fi elements in there. Lots of messages about being tolerant of the ethics of cultures other than your own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 9/25/2010

    " I dig it. A fun escape from seriousness, though I'm sure there's a message in there somewhere about man's inhumanity to man or something. I love the smart-ass main character, he reminds me a bit of Ash in "Army of Darkness." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 9/14/2010

    " An OK book but I felt that the preaching got a little to heavy handed at times. I like a story that raises big questions but this one seemed a little to blattent in trying to make his point that there is now absoluteness of morality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendall | 3/25/2010

    " A short story about the question of absolute ethics, whether such a thing exists or not. It was an interesting story about different cultures on an alien world and a satirical look at our human society. I enjoyed it enough that I finished it in about 2 days which is a record for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trevor | 3/15/2010

    " Entertaining enough but not great, I enjoyed the Esperanto references sprinkled throughout. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikola | 12/1/2009

    " Not bad, but definitely not good either. Standard science-fiction-adventure book, worse than the previous Deathworld, unfortunately. "

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About the Author
Author Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison (1925-2012) was drafted into the Army after finishing school and served in World War II, where he learned both to shoot guns and repair analogue computers. Leaving the Army at the end of the war, Harrison teamed up with Wally Wood and produced professional comic book art. When the comic book boom came to an end, Harrison moved from drawing to writing. In 1957 his story, “The Stainless Steel Rat” was published in Astounding, and introduced a character which would stay with him (and readers) for the next forty-odd years. In 1975 Harrison had his first brush with Hollywood when his novel, Make Room! Make Room! was used for the basis of Soylent Green. His novels have also been successfully adapted for other media: radio plays and readings, a board game, at least one computer game, and, taking us full-circle, comic books, most notably 2000AD’s adaptations of the Stainless Steel Rat books.

In a career spanning sixty years, Harrison produced more than a hundred short stories, edited over thirty anthologies, and published more than sixty novels.

About the Narrator

Jim Roberts is a published author, illustrator, and a narrator of children’s books.