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Download Mr. Spaceship Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Mr. Spaceship (Unabridged), by Philip K. Dick
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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The war continues as a stalemate. The Yucconae, an alien race, are living organisms that can traverse outer space. The Earth's drone rockets do not have a chance against the flexibility of a living organisms.

Working in a military research facility, Kramer comes up with a system of installing a man's brain as the central processor of a rocket. Since a pilot could not withstand the pressures of deep space flight, a willing sacrifice will need to be made. Kramer's ex-wife, Dolores, remembers an old professor, Professor Thomas, that she and Kramer had attended in college. Professor Thomas is near the end of his lifespan. His mind is still agile, and it is agreed that it is his mind that will go into the rocket. The plan is for the brain to be alive but not conscious inside the rocket.

But things don't go as they should as some last minute modification allows Professor Thomas to return to consciousness and fully control the ship. And it's not in the Professor's plans to be a pawn to the Earth's military. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Cain | 12/29/2013

    " Decent shory story. The ending feels rushed but the premise is interesting and I appreciate the anti-war philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B.C. Young | 9/16/2013

    " It's a good story, but the ending is weak. I get the metaphorical context, but I just didn't find it satisfying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 torque | 9/1/2013

    " Seemed it was written by a teenager. Thin plot, poor conversations. Important decisions of war are made in spur of the moment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/30/2013

    " This was an interesting read from Philip K. Dick - a short story about embedding a human brain into an inanimate object. In the usual Philip K. Dick way, the story was well-written. A little bit of a corny ending, but still an interesting premise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Vendetti | 1/22/2012

    " I narrated this as an audiobook now available on audible.com. Interesting things happen when they replaced the Johnson steering system on a spaceship with a man's brain. Interestingly enough they chose an old man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 7/22/2011

    " Mind-bending short story by PKD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheWhistler | 11/15/2010

    " A fun story and brief read. A meeting of the minds, technology and man. The man has a mind all his own. Story is enjoyable to read and even all the way through, and there is a payoff at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Greer | 10/21/2010

    " The ending seemed samey, then you remember: he wrote that before Star Trek was invented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 8/6/2010

    " It was simple and enjoyable. I really liked what he did with the ending, the little "nudge nudge" he gives the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 10/9/2009

    " I think what I can't get past with Phillip Dick sometimes is that the ideas that he puts out were not overused when he wrote them. From my standpoint, the premises are a little tired, but he was one of the pioneers who birthed these images and concepts into the popular consciousness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 6/28/2009

    " Good then cheesy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Turner | 2/17/2009

    " At war against an alien race, Earth needs an answer to the biological weapons they face. Enter a spaceship with a human brain. And then the unexpected happens. "

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