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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,550 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Keir Dullea Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN:
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Viewed by many as the greatest science fiction writer on any planet, Philip K. Dick has written some of the most intriguing, original, and thought-provoking fiction of our time. This collection includes stories that will make you laugh, cringe...and stop and think.

In The Minority Report, a special unit that employs those with the power of precognition to prevent crimes proves itself less than reliable. This story was the basis of the feature film Minority Report.

In, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, an everyguy's yearning for more exciting memories places him in a danger he never could have imagined. This story was the basis of the feature film Total Recall.

In Paycheck, a mechanic who has no memory of the previous two years of his life finds that a bag of seemingly worthless and unrelated objects can actually unlock the secret of his recent past, and insure that he has a future. This story was the basis of the feature film Paycheck.

In Second Variety, the UN's technological advances to win a global war veer out of control, threatening to destroy all of humankind. This story was the basis of the feature film Screamers.

And The Eyes Have It is a whimsical, laugh-out-loud play on the words of the title. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/15/2014

    " I think the collection headlined by "Paycheck" is better overall, but this book has some stellar stories as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanako | 1/24/2014

    " Some of his concepts have been beat to death by other authors since he wrote them down in '55, so I won't fault him for that. He's absolutely a titan of speculative fiction, and a few of these stories blew me away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abraao Lourenco | 1/14/2014

    " I love short stories, and Philip K. Dick is one of my favorite authors. This book has both! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/10/2014

    " Autofac ruled. Even though Dick wasn't an engineer or technically inclined at all, he perfectly captured the feel of technical struggle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janelle Dazzlepants | 1/8/2014

    " You don't need to know a whole bunch (or anything at all) about the amazing worlds that Phillip K Dick has created in his mind, and as long as you can keep an open mind, you can immerse yourself in this fantasy future right off the bat. You don't need to know about Archimedes to follow the story of the (always) male protagonist, and the backstory of the character or plausibility of this future doesn't hinder his storytelling. Each tale is filled with twists and turns, and it's a total pageturner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stitch_Princess | 1/5/2014

    " I didn't like the Minority Report I found it to be dull, predicable and quite boring. Atleast as a short story. I think if it was a full novel it would of been a lot better to read. Just wasn't really my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/4/2014

    " One of the best writers of short science fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sebastian | 12/10/2013

    " I read through most of these PKD short story collections -- and they're OK! But I dunno -- for the most part, they just didn't hook me. The concepts are quite cool, but I think the writing itself was quite low quality. I'd much rather read Vonnegut. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 10/22/2013

    " Phillip K. Dick is known for his novels, but I think his short stories far surpass his longer books. Fine enjoyable stories for a bus-ride or a morning snack or what have you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gijon | 9/23/2013

    " i read this. i love philip k dick but don't know if i could ever give a book of his a 5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alaindominic | 7/19/2013

    " A collection of sci-fi short stories, each of which are amazing in their originality and their capacity for insightful social commentary. If I didn't know better, I'd think Dick was a Luddite! The man is truly the master of his own crazy genre, Psychedelic Sci-fi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/14/2012

    " I read only "Minority Report" from this volume of Philip K. Dick's stories. "

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

    " I especially liked the second type. It didn't completely through me for a loop, but it was pretty late in the story when I realized who was the second type. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 10/18/2012

    " I enjoyed these short stories. Some of them had cool plot twists at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 8/4/2012

    " THIS WAS AWESOME! Much better than the movie. Heck, it's NOTHING like the movie except for the basic idea of Pre-Crime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff Sebesta | 7/1/2012

    " This and the second were the best of the short story volumes. Yes, I read them all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ssejsllew | 6/3/2012

    " I read this book in 2008/2009, my year of Vietnam. Holy crap this book is amazing. Brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 4/19/2012

    " The title story is great. Perfect length. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 8/27/2011

    " I like how dated these stories were; it made me feel like I'd made it through WWIII already. PKD is a little cynical and fatalistic, but then, so am I. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin Peters | 6/29/2011

    " I love the story concept and the way it is written. It's a quick read though, I would have liked some more in depth detail and character development. But for what it is, I think it's a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandice | 3/24/2011

    " I LOVE the Monority Report!!!!! I have so many versions of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 3/17/2011

    " Interesting short stories. It's amazing how many movie ideas have come from Philip K. Dick and still are feeding new movies! I've really started to appreciate the creativity of him as a science fiction writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 10/4/2010

    " Philip K. Dick was one of the most imaginative science fiction writers out there. Although "The Minority Report and Other Stories" feels a bit passe (mainly because every story has been turned into a mediocre movie), Dick's cleverness shines through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joey | 9/9/2010

    " I didn't actually finish it, I just didn't want to read it any more because I wanted to read other books instead. I really was just reading this book while waiting for others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 7/18/2010

    " "Paycheck" had much better stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 5/4/2010

    " These stories were pretty fun. I found that I tended to enjoy the main premise of the stories and their setups more than the application of those premises and the endings. He's obviously one of the acknowledged masters of the genre, so it was fun to dig into him a little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Thomas | 3/25/2010

    " One of the most underappreciated writers of the 20th century. why he is overlooked so often or looked down upon for writing sci-fi is beyond me, there is nothing in his writing that isn't the equal or the better of kafka and camus on all levels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taner | 3/20/2010

    " Great short stories. Really reminded me how good a short story can be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jesse | 2/7/2010

    " Sophomoric endings to tantalizing stories. Minority Report and Paycheck were included. Overall a huge letdown. Didn't follow ideas through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/23/2008

    " I'd read this collection of PK Dick stories before in the American version, the version I'm rereading is this edition, the FRENCH one from Gallimard - so nice to see so many fluent French readers on GoodReads.

    LOL

    :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/8/2007

    " Nothing like the movie, in a few aspects. I really wish I had read this before the movie came out... "

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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.