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The World Jones Made Audiobook

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Read By: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781455881987

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

25

Longest Chapter Length:

24:28 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

06:21 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

16:42 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

71

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Publisher Description

Precognition; a world ruled by Relativism; giant alien jellyfish. The World Jones Made is a classic Philip K. Dick mash-up, taking deep philosophical musings and infusing them with wild action. Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortuneteller at a postapocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may be able to free society from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hit man on his tail.

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"I couldn't help but wonder, while I read this: if present Jones exists and is aware of both present and future (to him, present and past) one year in advance, then is future/present Jones also aware of his future one year in advance? Is his perception of the universe infinitely recursive?"

— Morgan (4 out of 5 stars)

The World Jones Made Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Pretty mediocre early PKD. "

    — Chris, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I debated whether I should give this book 3 stars or 4; I decided on 4 because it was an overall enjoyable read. I wouldn't classify it as Dick's best work, but it wasn't bad at all. Definitely strange and bizarre, but also fun. "

    — Rose, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Started it as a way to get into PKD(after 'Electric Sheep' of course). Didn't take long to finish. I just didn't get the point he was trying to make. The style led me to speedread rather than savor. It's something an unexperienced writer would produce and call it good writing. "

    — Lake, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Of his early books, I would say this is the easiest to read. The story is suppose to chart the rise and fall, and then semi deification, of Jones, a man who can see exactly one year ahead. That story line starts out in a promising way and then runs out of gas. Never to disappoint, PKD whirls off into a subplot involving a mutant tribe of future Venutians, which is strange but fun. "

    — Victor, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Philip K. Dick's novels are like fever dreams. You are immersed in a futuristic world that is familiar in some respects and utterly unfathomable in others. Before you can steady yourself in the quicksand of this alternate universe, you are rushed headlong into a series of events that don't add up and introduced to characters whose backgrounds and motivations are murky at best. Eventually, pieces come together, but just when you think the novel will provide a conventional climax, the story takes a hard left and you end up somewhere completely unexpected, begging more questions. Then, just like a pesky alarm clock, you reach the last page and the story is over. I know I haven't said anything specific about the book itself, but to me, Dick's novels are more about the style than the content. Not that the content isn't compelling: a man who can see exactly one year into the future and soon becomes the ruler of Earth through his powers. But beyond the "high concept," the book is about the ordinary people whose lives, already oppressed by the strict, almost fascist society they live in, are thoroughly disrupted by this strange man. All of Dick's books are fast-paced and frustratingly short, but I guess it's best to leave them wanting more. "

    — Neal, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The World Jones Made was an interesting book but the intertwining stories within the book seemed confused and disconnected. I felt that Philip K. Dick presented a world with a lot of interesting things going on but needed to focus on one or two plots rather then the several that were told throughout the novel. The character of Jones and the fall of Fedgov was interesting but the characters about the Venusians seemed somewhat out of place and belonged in another novel in my opinion. Overall this was a good read but by no means Philip K. Dick's best. "

    — Sam, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not too impressed by this one. I'll write more after we record the podcast discussion for SFF Audio. "

    — Jenny, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I thought this one was kind of crappy, actually. "

    — Rob, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was Dick's second novel. All of the author's tricks and themes are here but he hasn't yet found his voice. Badly plotted, disorganized and just dull. Pass this up. "

    — Marvin, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This gave me a lot to think about. I didn't expect to enjoy it, because for years I've maintained an irrational aversion to science, and thus science fiction. But this was fascinating, and I hope it will open me up to further exploration. "

    — Joanna, 12/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Jonathan Lethem calls PKD's second novel "godawful." I wouldn't go that far, but it's not good. "

    — David, 5/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Public drug use in the future San Francisco, an oppressive totalitarian government, aliens, space travel, and UFO's? Yes, Philip K. Dick was a visionary. Although he can get a tad convoluted, sort of weird, outright strange, and totally on the mark. "

    — Patrick, 2/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Dick was a terrible stylist, but many of his science fiction novels are deeply thought-provoking. This book shows his style at its worst and is not one of the provocative ones. "

    — Erik, 11/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Some interesting ideas lost in a rambling stew of prose. "

    — Cindy, 10/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I had to ask if he was on drugs when he wrote this, and the answer was, most probably yes! Twas good if very strange. There were two stories going on at the same time and I did wonder how they were ever going to meet up. But they did - never saw that coming! "

    — Christelle, 10/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Mutants, precogs, hermaphroditic sex performers, drifters, and a colony on Venus - what's not to love? I also got a tickle out of the fact that the North Beach section of S.F. was the scummy part of town in this future world. Philip K. is a blast! "

    — Donald, 9/21/2012

About 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 Christopher Lane

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He has been awarded the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration several times and has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.