We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Broken Bubble | [Philip K. Dick]

The Broken Bubble

Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they’re living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual – all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only – in typical Dick fashion – to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.
Regular Price:$10.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they’re living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual – all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only – in typical Dick fashion – to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.

©1988 by the estate of Philip K. Dick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.3 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.2 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.0 (6 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 01-10-15
    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 01-10-15 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    47
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    651
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "More than a wast of a credit"

    I just finished listening to this book, and just realized that it was more than a wast of a credit. It was a complete wast of my time. This book was not like anything else I've read from Philip Dick. It is a story about a man and his ex wife, and a young couple that live in San Francisco. About their dealings and misdealings with one another.
    Then as a small side story with a conspiracy theory nut, and an unrelated convention tossed in for filler.

    Oh ya, I almost forgot. The conventioneers pay a stripper to get in a clear plastic bubble and roll around the floor in a hotel room.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.