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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,163 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781455832156
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Earth is trapped in the crossfire of an unwinnable war between two alien civilizations. Its leader is perpetually on the verge of death. And on top of that, a new drug has just entered circulation — a drug that haphazardly sends its users traveling through time. In an attempt to escape his doomed marriage, Dr. Eric Sweetscent becomes caught up in all of it. But he has questions: Is Earth on the right side of the war? Is he supposed to heal Earth’s leader or keep him sick? And can he change the harrowing future that the drug has shown him? 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 Lukas Evan | 2/16/2014

    " Mediocre Dick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sal | 2/14/2014

    " In the tradition of Philip K. Dick's relentless quest to explore the nature of reality, "Now Wait For Last Year" more specifically explores the notion of time, utilizing a clever political angle to drive this exploration forward. Its an intriguing book that touches on war, peace, politics, marital problems, the effects of drugs, drug addiction, and the purpose of one's role in the world when everything seems to be collapsing. If it sounds like alot, it is. But PKD is so good at pulling all his ideas together, as he seemingly always does. I found this book to be more depressing than the other ones I've read of his, only because its messages rung very true both to me personally and with regards to the state of the world. Another very solid book by one of America's great philosophers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Akesson | 2/5/2014

    " Immortality is only possible within one lifespan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayaprakash Satyamurthy | 1/23/2014

    " Dick's misogyny is at full-bore here (PKD's works are so bound up in his own life and experiences that it helps, if you plan to read a considerable amount of his work, to get hold of a good biography like Lawrence Sutin's Divine Invasions and try and correlate the themes and issues in his books with what was going on in his rather messy and chaotic life at the time). So are his explorations of the nature of reality and time, the effects of weird drugs and his deep engagement with ethics, something that gets commented on less often than the first two themes. This is a gripping novel with a whole lot of really cool ideas, none of which are gadget-spec or extrapolation for its own sake. As always, some of the twists the story takes are unexpected and in retrospect truly brilliant. PKD learned well from that old SF master, Van Vogt the arts of building a story from ideas without letting the ideas overwhelm the plot, a tightrope walk that he manages better than most SF writers. I felt the conclusion of the novel was a bit weak and the story had already reached its crisis and climax a while back, and I am not sure that the lead character's final decisions mitigates or merely continues the misogynistic treatment of the major female character in the book, these two elements are the main reasons I'm giving this book 4 stars instead of 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey | 1/21/2014

    " I like the guy who sets free the little robots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matus | 1/20/2014

    " really nice, although the leakage into the story of a lot of his real-life marital angst was rather depressing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason M. | 1/5/2014

    " What a cool title. What a cool book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justus | 1/3/2014

    " Like any good Philip K Dick novel, it lives in a strange but nearly similar world to hours, just 100 years hence. Very interesting read dealing with different aspects of being human and the relationships we have with each other using the slight twists "what ifs" that come with his novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vivian | 12/12/2013

    " Not the best PKD I've ever read. The concepts were interesting, but the storyline was hard to follow, and the characters' actions were sometimes unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/9/2013

    " This may be my favorite PKD book I've read thus far. It has the same logic twist towards the end, but unlike the other formats this one is better at the beginning. The end is sort of anticlimatic. This still rules it, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/26/2013

    " This is definitely one of the 2-3 best books by Philip Dick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ubik | 6/25/2013

    " Absolute favorite PKD. Experimental drugs, lucid (non physical) time travel, mental institutions, ahhh greatness. I would give a more thorough review, but its been a few years since Ive read it + someone perma-borrowed my copy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrei | 5/1/2013

    " It was an ok book. The story was not as engaging as Dick is famous and known for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom Foolery | 4/16/2013

    " Interplanetary war involving humanity and two species of aliens, one bug-like, the other an ancestor of the human race. A planetary dictator who stands between humanity and utter ruin. The dictator's physician and his drug-addicted, time-traveling wife. A collapsing marriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 3/25/2013

    " Very good book. I will try to find time to write a more complete review in the next few days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blackout | 1/21/2013

    " another great book from p.k.d...had my head spinning, especially the last 50 pages or so! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 6/14/2012

    " I like this one just fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edgar | 5/28/2012

    " Creates funny sci-fi like a geek, dissects characters like a socialite, experiments like a beatnik, and writes just wonderfully: I can't understand why somebody wouldn't like Philip K. Dick. And all of it is here, evidenced in many conversations with driverless cabs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Byron 'Giggsy' Paul | 1/22/2012

    " a good sci-fi read. The novel is very phildickian, but not one of his best efforts in my opinion. I wouldn't recommend this as your first 3 PKD reads, there are better choices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 11/6/2011

    " Loved it! Delightfully ridiculous as usual, full of horrible people fighting a pointless war. It's the little things that make it so funny, like the "sentient nipples". Fashion statement of the year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 9/13/2011

    " Slow to get started but takes off in the end. Dick really feared and loathed drugs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zachary | 8/4/2011

    " What use to change time? Make good of what you have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 7/16/2011

    " Another great Philip K. Dick book. Classic mind-warping sci-fi at its best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 7/15/2011

    " Interplanetary war involving humanity and two species of aliens, one bug-like, the other an ancestor of the human race. A planetary dictator who stands between humanity and utter ruin. The dictator's physician and his drug-addicted, time-traveling wife. A collapsing marriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rudolf | 7/1/2011

    " Perfect evocation of loosing perspective in emerging events and time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 3/4/2011

    " Written for pennies by Kilgore Trout's strung out cousin. He gets even deeper into his addiction, here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/13/2010

    " This is definitely one of the 2-3 best books by Philip Dick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 6/21/2010

    " Several misdirections (or dead ends/unexplored ideas). I realize more & more that PKD was just writing and rewriting the same story throughout much of the sixties. Again, the lead female is a total shrew. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matus | 6/19/2010

    " really nice, although the leakage into the story of a lot of his real-life marital angst was rather depressing "

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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.