Scott Brick performed a good narration of the Philip K. Dick's masterpiece. The story shows a awful future in which mankind survives in a world damaged by a nuclear war. Most of animal species is extinct. Instead, people have artificial animals. Meanwhile, androids - artificial humans - work off world colonies. They are not allowed in the Earth. Whenever they are detected here, one special bounty hunter, called blade runner, retires (kill) them. Although, the question is: wound not a "thing" so similar to humans a man too?
Then across the audio book, the reader face this existential reflection which includes atemporal issues: Religion, empathy, environment and ethics into science.
the only confusing thing about this book is trying to understand how the empathy box works. some of the parts are confusing and its gets a little difficult trying to figure out what's going on. Philip k. dick does an excellent job of painting a dystopian future and creating a believable subculture of social taboos involving animals and caring for animals. such subtleties add to the atmosphere of the story and help to immerse yourself in the story.
Slowly read, but 1.6x speed was just right.
The build-up of the story is minimal, but will have you questioning what characters are fighting to be human, and what humans have no fight in them.
Going through the whole book, it's hard to believe there was any sort of plan. Things just seem to happen, without build up or meaning.
My only critique is that the inflection of the reader makes it sounds like he didn't read the text ever before reading it out loud, and also that the reader sounds a lot like Chris Parnell but is not.
I really enjoyed this book. I feel that others need to try to get more out of it than there really is, but with that said, this book's conscepts are complex.
The narrator was fantastic! He was a good orator with a voice perfect for the Noir style of the book.
As a fan of Harrison Ford, I was eager to see Blade Runner. When I finally saw it I was more than happy that I did. It was well written, acted, and filmed. After I saw the amazing movie I figured I might as well listen to the book, believing it to be a novelization of the film which I loved. What I found though, upon listening to Blade Runner, was that the book not only pre-dates and inspired the film, but exceeds it in complexity and creativity. Blade Runner, or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, is a brilliant science fiction novel that studies mankind by asking what exactly it means to be human. In addition, the audio version is delivered by an understanding and somber Scott Brick, who delivers every line and paragraph with the perfect level of melancholy, matching Philip K. Dick's writing excellently. Please listen.
This book was absolutely incredible. If you're a science fiction fan, and have seen the film blade runner but have never read the book I recommend picking this one. It is a completely different experience than the film and the story is also completely different as well.
Horse trainer by day, super hero by night, book lover all the time.
Absolutely. Blade Runner is a cornerstone of science fiction. The action moves along beautifully and there is no down time