A Scanner Darkly Audiobook, by Philip K. Dick Play Audiobook Sample

A Scanner Darkly Audiobook

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Read By: Paul Giamatti Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780739323939

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

150

Longest Chapter Length:

04:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

43 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:41 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

60

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Publisher Description

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself. Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead, Philip K. Dick's industrial-grade stress test of identity is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

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"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."

— Michael (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite sci fi book ever. "

    — Aaron, 5/13/2011
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    " Yes, it was good. Makes you think about where it all leads to. "

    — Helen, 4/16/2011
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    " Disturbing. The little bits of humor were genius but...oh so dark. "

    — stickytacky, 4/11/2011
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    " This is one of my favorites by Philip K Dick. The movie was actually quite faithful to the book. "

    — Brian, 4/9/2011

About Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) published thirty-six science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

About Paul Giamatti

Shannon Cochran is an actress and director, whose work includes the First National Tour of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play August: Osage County, a film opposite Kathleen Turner called The Perfect Family, and Last Days, a radio play for the BBC. She has performed and directed with LA Theatre Works, an organization producing radio plays for NPR, for fifteen years.