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  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Luke Daniels, Peter Berkrot, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than 100 short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams collects 10 of the best. In "Autofac," Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. "Exhibit Piece" and "The Commuter" feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Enjoy P K

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-29-18

great thought provoking works by one of the best <br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

As a writer and thinker he is always ahead of his time, PKD breaths life into a modern philosophical void.

  • Scrum

  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,405

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A 7 hour sales pitch "made for why, not how"

  • By Austin on 10-24-15

Nothing about actually using SCRUM

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-16

While I can appreciate that the author is attempting to make Agile / SCRUM more accessible, he ends up making it confusing. Far too many mixed metaphors that obfuscate the simplicity of the framework. As a practitioner I could follow the point, but also I happened to know most of the stories used to illustrate the thinking behind SCRUM, but they don't work, they are like to cause more confusion than explanation.

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,914

Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, who arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, and finally, a messiah.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the world this book made

  • By W. Seligman on 02-26-04

A classic that holds up today.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Although the specics are a bit out of date, the themes hold true and the overall moral wisdom is still clear.

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,707
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,724

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alternative history

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 07-28-15

One of the most beautiful things ever made

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Though not a traditional scifi work, Philip K. Dick has created a literary, poetic masterpiece. The book itself is a metaphor wrapped in a metaphor that describes the most basic tennent of human existence, our fight against our own lives.