Radford, VA, United States
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  • Second Variety and Other Stories

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: William Coon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

This collection of five stories from early in his career casts a spotlight on Dick’s incredible imagination. In "Second Variety", robot warriors appear to have given one side the advantage in a devastating war. But a small band of soldiers begins to question just what the robots’ endgame truly is. In "Beyond Lies the Wub", a member of a spaceship’s crew buys a Wub ("a huge dirty pig!") for 50 cents, thinking it might be a good source of meat for the long journey home. Then the Wub speaks....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible acting

  • By lavi on 09-16-11

The narrator's accent / inflection ruins this book

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Reviewed: 11-04-11

The stories are great, but I cannot listen to this narrator. He does try to "perform" the stories using different accent and intonations, but his natural way of speaking makes me want to rip my headphones and ears off.

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