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Alan VanCouvering

San Diego, CA USA
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  • The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Kevin Killavey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

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

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stories...well read.

  • By cindilla on 12-18-12

Good enough tales, hard to listen to.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Serms to me that Phillip K Dick does better work on longer stories. Some of his characters made me cringe with how stupid they were. However, as a fan of the author and genre, you should read these stories.

And I do mean read. My main issue with this product is the reader. During most of the book I was instinctively sniffing. The reader sounds so stuffed up during some sections that I hoped he would stop and blow his nose. Overall an unpleasant thing to listen to.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Music

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

Vergil's innovative experiment restructuring the cells of a common virus becomes a nightmare when, in order to save his research, Vergil injects the entire culture into his bloodstream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, Fast Paced, & one hell of a Mind*^ck

  • By amblingtumble on 04-17-13

Great book, inconsistent audio quality.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-15

How could the performance have been better?

The reader was good, but the audio quality was poor. At its best the volume is low. At intervals it sounds like layers of cotton are being placed between the speaker and the microphone. At its worst it sounds like he is speaking from the other side of a mattress.

Do you think Blood Music needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. This isn't the sort of book that needs a sequel. It ends as it should.

Any additional comments?

It's easy for me to recommend the book, it's one of my favorites. But the quality of the audio here forces me to suggest you get a print copy. It is possible to listen to if you listen in a quiet space, but if you listen where there is background noise, you may not be pleased.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful