The book is, of course, different than the movie - they always are. Blade Runner is a good book. The sci-fi is a bit weak and more of a vehicle for the plot. The depth of the characters was near superficial and the main character's self inquiry was surface level at best. Although the story line was active enough to keep me engaged throughout. Very enjoyable listen.
As for the narrator, he was decent except sometimes it seemed as if he used the same voice for several characters - I guess it shouldn't matter but a slightly different accent or something would have been nice.
Every single word seems to be a labor, and all the characters sounds as if they have some very important part of their anatomy in a vice that is slowly tightening.
The actual story is the great one that we all have come to love, but the devil is in the 'reading of it.'
I for one will not be purchasing anything read by Scott Brick ever again.
My heart goes out to poor sot who had to listen to the live version in the recording studio.
It is hard to recommend this. Perhaps if you are into 1960 science fiction and have a good suspension of reality ability. Character development is ok and action is suspenseful at times.
I am normally a fan of Scott Brick, but I have to ask what happened? He drags the dialog and the voices sound enough alike to be confusing. I would caution not to disregard other books he narrates because of this one.
I've always been a big fan of science fiction. The genre captivates my imagination and this story is no exception! I know many people will buy this just because it has the title blade runner, but if you are expecting the movie as a play by play be prepared to be disappointed! Exciting, philosophical, and dark, there is a reason this was adapted into a movie.
the audio performance was just fine.
wow, what boring story...I general the story never makes any sense. I understand Blade runner is loosely Based on this book, however the story line makes very little sense. Back story really isn't explained. How the "andies" seem to make it down and live with humans makes no sense
disappointment...one of the 1st time I wish I didn't bother or that a movie completely surpasses a book in every aspect
This is classic Scifi that everyone should experience. I knew there were major differences between the movie and the book and they stand apart from each other quite well. It has a definite 60's feel which feels very sexist today. The characters aren't as complex as I had hoped. There's a lot of metaphor sprinkled throughout which is nice but not always fully developed. For a casual reader it's a good story. Although in my opinion it's not worth the accolades afforded other Scifi classics such as Dune and The Foundation series. If you're working your way through Gateway, Starship Troopers and The Forever War, this is a great one to add to the list.
The most dead performance I've ever heard
Almost anyone would be better than brick.
PKD wrote a very good story. It's not represented well in this audio book.