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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (87 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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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. Download and start listening now!

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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) 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.