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  • Ubik | Philip K. Dick

    Ubik

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business - deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in "half-life," a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter's face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy sh*t"
  • The Man in the High Castle | Philip K. Dick

    The Man in the High Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

    Gray says: "Wanted to see what all the buzz was about!"
  • Blade Runner | Philip K. Dick

    Blade Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment: find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

    D. ABIGT says: "This is the original Do Androids Dream of Electric"
  • A Scanner Darkly | Philip K. Dick

    A Scanner Darkly

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Paul Giamatti
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    Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D, which Arctor takes in massive doses, gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.

    Ryan says: "A great introduction to Philip K Dick"
  • Valis | Philip K. Dick

    Valis

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick's groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world.

    Michael says: "Life changing"
  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch | Philip K. Dick

    The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which transports its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named Perky Pat. When the mysterious Palmer Eldritch arrives with a new drug called Chew-Z, he offers a more addictive experience, one that might bring the user closer to God. But in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value.

    Jerry Witt says: "Fantastic and current"
  • Volume I: The King of the Elves | Philip K. Dick

    Volume I: The King of the Elves

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
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    The King of the Elves is the opening installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, expanded from the previous Collected Stories set to incorporate new story notes, and two added tales, one previously unpublished, and one uncollected.

    Renee Tang says: "Fantastic stories!"
  • Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said | Philip K. Dick

    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    Jason Taverner - world-famous talk show host and man-about-town - wakes up one day to find that no one knows who he is - including the vast databases of the totalitarian government. And in a society where lack of identification is a crime, Taverner has no choice but to go on the run with a host of shady characters, including crooked cops and dealers of alien drugs. But do they know more than they are letting on? And just how can a person's identity be erased overnight?

    dnblack says: "An excellent reading of an amazing book"
  • The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick | Philip K. Dick,Pamela Jackson (editor),Jonathan Lethem (editor)

    The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick, Pamela Jackson (editor), Jonathan Lethem (editor)
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
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    Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this is the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, work.

    Richard Seeley says: "Fascinating Journals of a Garage Philosopher"
  • The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike | Philip K. Dick

    The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    This novel, Dick said, is about Leo Runcible, "a brilliant, civic minded liberal Jew living in a rural WASP town in Marin County, California." Runcible, a real estate agent involved in a local battle with a neighbor, finds what look like Neanderthal bones in Marin and dreams of rising real estate prices because of the publicity. But it turns out that the remains are more recent, the result of an environmental problem polluting the local water supply.

    Brad says: "PKD's best story prior to "Castle""
  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Kevin Killavey
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    The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick is a collection of 11 science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick.

    cindilla says: "Good Stories...well read."
  • Total Recall | Philip K. Dick

    Total Recall

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    Philip K. Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth.

    Darryl says: "PKD good one"
  • Dr. Bloodmoney | Philip K. Dick

    Dr. Bloodmoney

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    What happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip K. Dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb. It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite.

    Shawn says: "a weekend with a sprained knee."
  • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1 | Philip K. Dick,Robert Silverberg,Fritz Leiber,Marion Zimmer Bradley,Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Fritz Leiber, and others
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts, Ben Hurst, Cindy Hardin Killavey
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    This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson , Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others.

    Joe says: "Very nice collection"
  • The Divine Invasion: VALIS, Book 2 | Philip K. Dick

    The Divine Invasion: VALIS, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    God is not dead. He has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and persuades him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve.

    Darwin8u says: "Trippy, gnostic exploration of good/evil & God/man"
  • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer: VALIS, Book 3 | Philip K. Dick

    The Transmigration of Timothy Archer: VALIS, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    The final book in Philip K. Dick’s VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the author’s search for the identity and nature of God to a close. The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ. But more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicides of his mistress and son.

    Darwin8u says: "No single thing abides, except mushrooms & memory"
  • X Minus One: Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series | Ray Bradbury,Philip K. Dick,Robert A. Heinlein,Frederik Pohl,Theodore Sturgeon,Isaac Asimov,Ernest Kinoy,George Lefferts

    X Minus One: Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series

    • ORIGINAL (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
    • Narrated By Old Time Radio
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    X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Dying Art Form: Great Old Time Radio Sci Fi"
  • Volume II: Adjustment Team | Philip K. Dick

    Volume II: Adjustment Team

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    Adjustment Team is the second installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This wide-ranging collection contains 26 stories and novellas from the extraordinarily productive years of 1952 and 1953, along with extensive story notes.

    Renee Tang says: "Another awesome volume! Loved it!"
  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch | Philip K. Dick

    The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    Not too long from now, when exiles from a blistering Earth huddle miserably in Martian colonies, the only things that make life bearable are the drugs. In this wildly disorienting fun house of a novel, populated by God-like - or perhaps satanic - take-over artists and corporate psychics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knife-edged irony make this novel moving as well as genuinely visionary.

    Darwin8u says: "All PKD's entheogens are belong to us!"
  • The World Jones Made | Philip K. Dick

    The World Jones Made

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortuneteller at a post-apocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may be able to free society from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hit man on his tail.

    Calliope says: "Interesting and thought-provoking"
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