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The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories | [Philip K. Dick]

The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories

The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick is a collection of 11 science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick.
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Publisher's Summary

The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick is a collection of 11 science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. Included in this audiobook:

  • 1. "Beyond Lies the Wub"
  • 2. "Beyond the Door"
  • 3. "Mr. Spaceship"
  • 4. "Piper in the Woods"
  • 5. "Second Variety"
  • 6. "The Crystal Crypt"
  • 7. "The Defenders"
  • 8. "The Eyes Have It"
  • 9. "The Gun"
  • 10. "The Skull"
  • 11. "The Variable Man"

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    cindilla Hartford, CT 12-18-12
    cindilla Hartford, CT 12-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Stories...well read."
    Where does The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Wow. Hard to believe one reviewer and I were listening to the same book. I thought the stories were excellent and the reader did a very good job. One of the best audiobooks I've heard.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The variety of stories.


    What about Kevin Killavey’s performance did you like?

    Great job with the many voices.


    Any additional comments?

    To each his own I guess but hard to see how someone could pan a book like this.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    brandon CONCORD, CA, United States 06-29-13
    brandon CONCORD, CA, United States 06-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not to Par with Dick's later works"
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kevin Killavey?

    Killavey needs to step up his game if he is serious about a career in narration. He lacks the gravitas of someone like Tom Weiner whose narrated several of Dick's book. There were minor inconsistencies in the different voices he used. The overall audio quality was below standard as well. The audio all sounded like it had a dull reverb on it or maybe that it was a copy of a copy.


    Any additional comments?

    There were a couple of gems in this collection. Mainly the first and last of the 11 stories approached the level of some of his better known works. Hearing the collection gives you some insight as to his obsession with certain themes like space exploration and post-apocalyptic Earth. I would give recommend this collection only to die-hard Dick-heads who have already went through all his better known works.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Damian 12-09-12
    Damian 12-09-12
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    "Not worth your time"
    What disappointed you about The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories?

    There are few positive things to be said about this audio book.

    First, the narrator says everything in the same rushed tone. The different voices he uses are laughably bad. There is very little silence between books (to be fair, I believe that's more of the producers' fault than anything). You may be listening to the end of one story and in the next breath he's on to the next.

    Second, the stories are just terrible. Very little actual storytelling, very little "visuals" or descriptions, and everything has a twist ending that you can see coming a mile off. The stories are a bad combination of 50's science fiction schlock and poorly thought-out Twilight Zone episodes.

    Third, the audio quality is terrible. There is a high pitched squeal throughout and even other noises (beeping? voices?). I would expect this sort of poor quality from something ripped from cassette and posted on a bittorrent site, not from Audible.

    All in all, I didn't finish "reading" this book. In fact, I gave up about 5 hours in. I'll be returning it to Audible.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Philip K. Dick again?

    Yes, but not these stories.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Killavey’s performances?

    Probably not.


    3 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    "Cracking little stories"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Definitely. Some of the stories were better than others but there was plenty of stories and some of them were pretty short so definitely got your money's worth.


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

    Yes, he's written some of the best sci-fi stories ever.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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