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As a long-time science fiction reader I wanted to give this book a try, but the narrator is so bad, so lackadaisical and unmotivated that I think I will buy the paperback instead. I cannot stand listening to this guy drone on.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (i.e., Blade Runner) would rank in the bottom third of audiobooks I've listened to because of the sedate and wimpy nature of the narrator's voice. Do yourself a favor and buy the physical book and read it.
I think Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is pretty par for the course for dystopian stories, and perhaps the most similar to come to mind is Ender's Game. I like the storyline for Blade Runner, but it was so hard to like the characters or get into the plot with the weak and whiny voices given- especially to John Isidore!
No, and it saddens me. I would love to listen to Somewhere in Time, but Brick is the only narrator option, and I couldn't bear to sit through hours more of his reading.
Honestly, I was moved when I realized how short the final fight scene was. I haven't seen the Blade Runner movie, but as I listened to the book, I can only imagine how Deckard's last battle would be drawn into 20 minutes of shooting and running and high-speed car chases. It was really refreshing to hear that in the book, there was a fight, someone won, and that's it.
The story really is great, and I recommend that anyone who likes science fiction and/or dystopias give it a shot. But read it yourself. I guarantee that you will respect the characters more and get more out of the book.
I listened to confessions of a sociopath and it recommended this book, so I followed the bread crumbs here and I was not disappointed, much better then the movie,
I am beginning to think empathy should be measured. Scott Brick does an awesome job as always
I work full time in Financial Services, teach part time, listen to music (a lot) and love Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction.
This is an important story in the history of Science Ficiton. If you are a fan of the genre you will find this story archetypal on some level and a continuation of the "detective" tradtion of Asimov and robotics.
Yes I would. But it should be noted that this is a much different story than the movie, better in my opnion.There are more layers to it and it is a more challenging story in terms of humanity, religion and robotics.
I think so. I am a huge fan of Scott Brick, at times the narration was a little stilted but I think that was done to match the almost schitzophrenic nature of the dialogue.
Well this is a big of an odd question since they made a popular movie (maybe the best SF movie of all time besides 2001),.I would frankly love to see a movie made out of the story in this novel, but it would be different. Maybe the tag line could be "does empathy only come in human form?".
Many of the characters in this story are not likeable, which is not a pre-requesite for me or for a good story. I found myself having empahty for the robots who seems to be more human than the humans. I think that Dick did an excellent job in challenging the reader and this novel is deserving of its place in the top SF novels of all time.
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“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” is quite the story set in a post-apocalyptic near future. This book raises so many questions and leaves you with even more questions at the end of it all. In my opinion, that is why this book is so great! It is a constant examination of what it means to be human and moral and it really makes you think. The themes truly hold your attention. Scott Brick did a decent job with the narration. My only issue is that I found it to be too slow. I increased the playback rate and ended up listening to this all on 3x speed. Aside from that, the performance was great. This is and always will be a great science fiction novel.
The creative world the author built around Androids and Humanoids. Almost like taking a crazy look into the future if robots were to take over. Wonder what my Verizon Android phone can actually do!
He could have used simpler language and be less descriptive about each different plot. I got confused very easily and found myself having to go back in the story a lot to figure out what happened.
His voice was very robotic and slow. I had to listen on 3x just to not fall asleep. I commend him for his character voices, but I think he took it a little too serious with the robotic, monotone voice.
No. I think the book ended like it was supposed to. I don't think there is anything else that needs to be added.
I like the world created by the author
yes definitely I'm a fan of Scott Brick
This was a good listen and the narrator did a fair job. The story has very little in common with the movie.
I never saw the movie (though people kept telling me how incredible it was), but the book was a real delight. The plot took some surprising twists and turns, the pacing was perfect, and I was hooked from beginning to end. I first heard of this book on a British tally of all time best sci-fi, and they weren't wrong. Its a classic read.
I have seen both "I, Robot" and "Minority Report" on the big screen, though I have read neither book. The setting for all 3 stories are similar--though from what I have read (and please understand, knowing a book by its film adaptation is not knowing a book) this book was ahead of all of the other two. And I am noting that Philip K. Dick also wrote "Minority Report", so I am definitely reading that one in the near future.
I'm a fan of Scott Brick. He brings emotion and realism to the dialogue and narration, and it is always comforting to know I am listening to a competent reader. He lends a characterization to the story that makes it more enjoyable than just reading text.
I never ever listen to a book all in 1 sitting, but this would be a great book for that, if I was ever snowed under, in a log cabin, somewhere in one of northern Canadian territories, with no hope of rescue for at least 24 hours.
I enjoyed the ideas presented in the book but Philip K Dick's writing style is a little dry in parts. Scifi doesn't tend to age as well as some other genres but if you're interested in Scifi Noir it's a good one to have read.
Unfortunately the reading was a little too dreary for my taste. To Scott Brick's credit much of the book is supposed to be oppressive but there were scenes (police correspondences, action scenes) that should have been delivered without the characters sounding like they're overwhelmed with despair.
I think the book is worth reading but I would recommend getting it in paperback.