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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) 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.

About the Narrator

David de Vries, an audiobook 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. De Vries is the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards.