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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,503 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ragle Gumm has a unique job: every day he wins a newspaper contest. And when he isn’t consulting his charts and tables, he enjoys his life in a small town in 1959. At least, that’s what he thinks. But then strange things start happening. He finds a phone book where all the numbers have been disconnected, and a magazine article about a famous starlet named Marilyn Monroe, whom he’s never heard of. Plus, everyday objects are beginning to disappear and are replaced by strips of paper with words written on them, like “bowl of flowers” and “soft-drink stand.” When Ragle skips town to try to find the cause of these bizarre occurrences, his discovery could make him question everything he has ever known.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Marvelous, terrifying fun, especially if you’ve ever suspected that the world is an unreal construct built solely to keep you from knowing who you really are. Which it is, of course.”

    Rolling Stone

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dr. Lloyd E. Campbell | 2/3/2014

    " Dick has some fun ideas, e.g., words on a slip of paper replace the things they represent He could have used a mentor to improve his choppy style, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/28/2014

    " Great read keeps you guessing. (Truman Show, anyone?) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan | 1/27/2014

    " For the first four-fifths of this book, Dick gradually and carefully builds an atmosphere of paranoia and uncertainty with regard to what is real and what is illusion. Unfortunately, the last fifth of the book undoes a lot of this introductory work with an ending that is not up to the same level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anca | 1/1/2014

    " I liked it, but it was disappointing to figure out the reality Ragle Gumm was looking for, I imagined something more sci-fi, more trippy and imaginative. Perhaps because I know how little close he was guessing what 1998 would be like? However, it's a definite page-turner, the characters are mildly entertaining and likable and the story is intriguing (that wears off in the last 60 pages with the revealing of the so called reality). "

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