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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Paul Giamatti Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9780739323939
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Substance D is not known as Death for nothing. It is the most toxic drug ever to find its way on to the streets of LA. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, causing, first, disorientation and then complete and irreversible brain damage.

The undercover narcotics agent who calls himself Bob Arctor is desperate to discover the ultimate source of supply. But to find any kind of lead he has to pose as a user and, inevitably, without realising what is happening, Arctor is soon as addicted as the junkies he works among.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/11/2012

    " I've read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (2 times now), Ubik, and A Scanner Darkly. Still have the Three Stigmata to go. I've taken break and will come back to it eventually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 5/13/2011

    " My favorite sci fi book ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 4/16/2011

    " Yes, it was good. Makes you think about where it all leads to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 stickytacky | 4/11/2011

    " Disturbing. The little bits of humor were genius but...oh so dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/9/2011

    " This is one of my favorites by Philip K Dick. The movie was actually quite faithful to the book. "

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Author Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) was a writer of extraordinary vision and imagination whose works reflected a strong interest in metaphysics, theology, and speculative politics. In his work, the individual is often pitted against authoritarian governments or monopolistic corporations. He also drew from his own experiences of altered states, paranoia, and mystical reveries. In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in the Library of America series. In addition to his dozens of published novels, he wrote over 120 short stories, many of which appeared in science fiction magazines. At least eight of his stories have been adapted for film.