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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,429 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: David de Vries Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781455881901
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In 2203 anyone can become the ruler of the solar system. There are no elections, no interviews, no prerequisites whatsoever — it all comes down to the random turns of a giant wheel. But when a new Quizmaster takes over, the old one still keeps some rights, namely the right to hire an unending stream of assassins to attempt to kill the new leader. In the wake of the most recent change in leadership, employees of the former ruler scurry to find an assassin who can get past telepathic guards. But when one employee switches sides, troubling facts about the lottery system come to light, and it just might not be possible for anyone to win. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asier Murciego | 1/31/2014

    " Dick a pelo, sin hielos ni agua. Se nota que era su primera novela pero ya plantea sus obsesiones desde el principio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben Jones | 1/5/2014

    " As usual with PKD some brilliant ideas that really make you think, but this his earliest novel has some rough edges and the ending is very abrupt. The impact of media on society and particularly TV is a strong theme and it's amazing to think he almost predicts reality TV in this book written 40+ years ago. A really good read but if your just starting out reading PKD I would recommend some of his other works over this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Andes | 11/11/2013

    " Somehow in the 23rd Century, people still drive crappy 1982 Chevrolets. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jacob | 9/25/2013

    " Everything is based on chance. In the future this is intentional. Through the use of game theory everyone has the potential to be the ruler of the universe--or die trying... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Remy | 8/14/2013

    " Dick's first novel, not his best but pretty good. Much of the same activity and relationships as all his books have, but a touch less polished and seductive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 8/9/2013

    " For it being PKD's first published novel, I liked it much better than I expected. A lot of interesting concepts here, like a remotely controlled android and a network of telepaths. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alfred | 6/23/2013

    " More standard sci-fi from Mr Dick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prospero | 6/5/2013

    " Un libro che avrebbe dovuto ricevre maggiore attenzione dalla critica. Non si tratta di semplice fantasia, ma di una radicale analisi delle pulsioni umani: Vincere il potere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 4/30/2013

    " PKDs first book published. It was okay. It had its good moments, but felt sporadic at points. Not his best, but still good. "

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

    " An out of the blue beginning takes you on a thrilling roller-coaster ride, only to come to an anti-climatic stop in Timbuktu. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 11/1/2012

    " Not PKD's best, still pretty good though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian M | 10/4/2012

    " Very good PKD story. Dated a little by modern communication technology, but concepts and ideas are still relevant. "

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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

David de Vries, an Earphones Award–winning narrator and veteran stage actor and director, spent three years in the cast of Wicked and was the last Lumiere in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. He has also appeared in numerous films and voiced commercial campaigns for companies large and small, including American Express, AT&T, UPS, Motorola, Georgia-Pacific, Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, and Ford, among others. He can be seen in a number of feature films, including The Founder, The Accountant, Captain America: Civil War, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. On television, his credits include House of Cards, Nashville, and Halt and Catch Fire.