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John Clements

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  • Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (130)

    Pop star Jason Taverner is the product of a top-secret government experiment that produced a selection of genetically enhanced people 40 years ago. Unusually bright and beautiful, he's a television idol beloved by millions - until one day, all records of his identity inexplicably disappear. Overnight, he has gone from being a celebrity to a being a man no one seems to recognize. And in a police state, having no proof of his existence is enough to put his life in danger.

    Shawn says: "One of Philip K. Dick's Best"
    "Not Dick's Best, Narration is Kitschy"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My time was well spent enough that I needed a book for a drive and I notched out another Dick book I hadn't read. A lot of the action is spent in rooms and dialogue, in monologue, and internal monologue. There's only a few characters of contrived relationship and not a satisfying exploration of the greater dystopian world and the possibilities of the revealed sf conceit or gimmick.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Philip K. Dick? Why or why not?

    Oh yes. I have always liked PKD and will always give a listen or read. I especially liked Giamatti's narration of A Scanner Darkly.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    No. His narration was Captain Kirk-like and kitschy. Kind of like Troy McClure from the Simpsons, or Ken Nordine from Word Jazz (which I detest). All the female voices were quavery and sounded on the edge of breakdown. Voices were mostly overdramatic. It made it hard to sympathize with anyone, or take the story seriously, as it came across as pulpy. It would probably not be a bad read from a book, as I would be able to fit my own ideas of tone as I read the story.


    Could you see Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    What does this question have to do with a review of this audiobook? Sure, all his writings will probably be made into movies.


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