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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (917 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Eric Dawe, Benjamin L. Darcie Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781469258621
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When a repairman accidentally discovers a parallel universe, everyone sees it as an opportunity, whether as a way to ease Earth’s overcrowding, set up a personal kingdom, or hide an inconvenient mistress. But when a civilization is found already living there, the people on this side of the crack are sent scrambling to discover their motives. Will these parallel humans come in peace, or are they just as corrupt and ill-intentioned as the people of this world? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Baudelaire | 2/12/2014

    " THis is the shit...LS "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harrison Karakatsanis | 2/10/2014

    " When you've already read the great ones by him most def check this gem out. Gem is the proper word for Space Crack which any book jacket would only be dishonest in labeling as a "masterpiece." We're starting to see Dick go for the monumental moments of sincere psychology in this one -which is what I actually associate with his writing; the reality melting premises, which are great, were always for the publishers and superficial fans- that he would take to insane and tragic heights in later books like Martian Time-Slip and Electric Sheep. He is starting to get confident and daring in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Jones | 2/9/2014

    " Good but not great. Wild ride. Interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucas | 2/6/2014

    " Pretty cool book, I think the main thing that the book is trying to get across is the differnce between cultures and the dangers that can result. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven | 1/22/2014

    " And in summary...a mighty meh. An assortment of ideas that basically go nowhere, slowly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 1/16/2014

    " Very imaginative, but more slapdash and hard to buy than most of Dick's novels. Needed a much longer book and fewer characters to be credible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devowasright | 1/13/2014

    " an action-y-mystery-scifi parable about race relations. interesting and fun, but not my fave PKD. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce | 1/6/2014

    " Interesting as a commentary on the current American political situation. Otherwise, not a bad read if a bit stilted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ylin002 | 12/28/2013

    " actually a pretty decent and fun book by philip k. dick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 11/17/2013

    " this one caricatures society very comically and blatantly. and it really shows how selfish people can really be... all in a funny/charming kind of way of course "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Noyes | 10/31/2013

    " Not one of his better books, but still entertaining. And he dared to dream in the 60's that a black man could be President, and that's pretty cool. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glucose Johnny | 9/21/2013

    " Very cool story, but clumsily told. Read like a rough draft. Even so, the story carried itself. Would greatly benefit from a rewrite, but alas, that ship has sailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zachary Stewart | 8/30/2013

    " Dealing with the population problem. No easy answers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Parker | 8/14/2013

    " It started out good, but seemed to be very rushed as the story progressed. Nothing really wrapped up or delved into. So-so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven Gerner | 4/4/2013

    " The future as seen through the past. I appreciated the retrospective look at the social issues prevalent when the author wrote the book; however, I felt the narrative itself was lacking, rushed, and a bit contrived at points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy | 3/19/2013

    " Are we in an election this year? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan Fricker | 10/20/2012

    " a huge number of ideas some if which were followed up and others not. Dick was more than a few years out on the first black president. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 10/3/2012

    " Interestingly prescient, with some major tension around the climax. The ending, however, feels like a worse let down than even PKD's often oddish pseudo-resolutions. "

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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

Benjamin L. Darcie has been on the stage since he was six years old, performing in everything from musicals to Shakespeare. He drifted from the stage to the screen, acting in and directing short films, as well as doing voiceover work and narration for trailers, films, and audio books. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.