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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (621 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781441894731
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The Adjustment Bureau is a major motion picture based on Philip K. Dick's classic paranoid story, "The Adjustment Team." This is the short story, "The Adjustment Team," which asks the question—Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us?

Ed Fletcher is a real estate agent with a normal life, until one day he leaves the house for work a few minutes later than he should have. He arrives at a terrifying, grey, ash world. Ed rushes home and tells his wife, Ruth, who goes back to the office with him. When they return, everything is normal. But he soon realizes people and objects have subtly changed. Panic-stricken, he runs to a public phone to warn the police, only to have the phone booth ascend heavenward with Fletcher inside.…

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 1/23/2014

    " This was a great find!! Everytime a movie comes out that was from I book I HAVE to read the book before I see the movie. I saw this for free on Kindle and picked it up. It was original and engrossing. I love the 50's mystery genre and this did not disappoint. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nate | 1/11/2014

    " The movie (renamed "The adjustment bureau") was far far better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Hermanowski | 1/10/2014

    " This is the second of five volumes of the complete short stories of Philip K. Dick. His writing has clearly matured, and many of the stories here touch on the familiar PKD themes of what it means to be human, and is the reality we perceive actually real at all? Cosmic, man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mookie kong | 12/13/2013

    " Interesting idea rolled into a short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindysnitily | 11/16/2013

    " This was a cute short story. I think the reason that it didn't get a higher rating is because there really was no ending. Still, it was a nice change of pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 11/2/2013

    " It's hard to rate this one - because I've just seen the movie and am still under the influence of it - to be objective, but the whole idea of the adjustment team is very close to my liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 11/1/2013

    " Reading it after watching move Adjustment Bureau makes it truly short, but still holds a thrilling theme and story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia Hesse-Tirpak | 10/12/2013

    " Short interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 10/6/2013

    " Really intriguing premise. Well-fleshed out, especially for how short a story this short story is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/5/2013

    " Great concept, thought-provoking. Not a lot happened. Would have been fabulous as a full-length book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jezier | 10/2/2013

    " Quite typical for Dick, I'd say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zep | 7/29/2013

    " alright; very short. ending left a bit to be desired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 6/6/2013

    " I read this story because I just saw the new movie based on it, and I quite liked it. I've always been impressed with PKD's stories, because they're brilliant, but in a very short and punchy way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernie | 4/5/2013

    " Very interesting! I just LOVE short stories and I haven't read any in quite some time. I am not much for science fiction, but I found this story to be very palatable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/10/2013

    " After watching The Adjustment Bureau I picked the short story it was based on up from Amazon for 99 cents. I was intrigued by how a short story could be woven into such an intricate movie plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SA | 11/11/2012

    " You know, the most compelling thing about this was how rich a world the people who did The Adjustment Bureau were able to create from thin material. Liked the ending on this. Classic Dick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 9/5/2012

    " People seem to expect that this short story will be identical to the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt movie. Only the theme is the same - and that's fine. Take it for what it is and enjoy the inimitable writing style of Philip Dick. A quick and satisfying read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 7/21/2012

    " Eh. This was just kind of strange. And I actually didn't really care for Phil Gigante's audio version. I normally enjoy his stuff, but this short story just didn't do it for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joro | 4/17/2012

    " Went through this one after I saw The Adjustment Bureau. Obviously the movie is loosely based on this short story but I liked the way they took the ideas as basis and worked on the movie script from there. The story itself is worth checking out but it isn't something Dick will be remembered by. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 3/31/2012

    " I read this in preparation for the film. I found it fun, and a little weird. I still left wanting a little bit more though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/27/2011

    " The inspiration for "The Adjustment Bureau". Short story "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emma Hoyle | 11/6/2011

    " First line is "It was a bright morning" and badly misogynistic (so bad it's not funny). Firmly of its time. Blessedly short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Perri | 7/8/2011

    " I decided to read the story after seeing the movie (which I really liked) to see how much difference there is between the two. In many ways I found the story less satisfying than the movie but It was interesting to see where the kernel of the idea for the movie came from "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adi | 4/9/2011

    " The basic premise is that our world is constantly being manipulated by mysterious entities in the sky. Very well written. Quite a ride all the way up until the end, at which point it was a bit anti-climactic. That's why four stars instead of five. It's definitely worth taking a half-hour to read. "

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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

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.