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Whit Gurley

Portland, OR
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  • Time Out of Joint

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

Ragle Gumm has a unique job: Every day he wins a newspaper contest. And when he isn’t consulting his charts and tables, he enjoys his life in a small town, in 1959. At least, that’s what he thinks. But then strange things start happening. He finds a phone book where all the numbers have been disconnected, and a magazine article about a famous starlet named Marilyn Monroe, whom he’s never heard of. Plus, everyday objects are beginning to disappear and are replaced by strips of paper with words written on them, like "bowl of flowers" and "soft-drink stand".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well ahead of his time even in 1959

  • By Anniebligh on 01-15-13

Couldn't get past the narrator...

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

Reviewed: 01-16-13

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Maybe it's my relative inexperience with audiobooks, but the varying voices in the narration felt corny and grating. I listened to all of fifteen minutes before I had to stop. I found it so distracting that I really can't vouch for the story itself at all - I'm merely assigning a best guess based on my knowledge of the author and appreciation of the genre. Caveat emptor.

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