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3.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 5 3.83 (18 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: August 2012 ISBN: 9781469258836
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Philip K. Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth. 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 Gabe | 2/17/2014

    " Awesome. Better than Arnold Schwarzenegger could ever emote... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 2/12/2014

    " Fun and easy. I liked the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/29/2014

    " We Can Remember It For You Wholesale is really good. It's creepy, in the perfect Twilight Zone way that I can't really explain. It's short, so you don't get a whole lot, but the ending was SO GREAT! I did not see it coming at all. I think that's the strength of short stories: there's not enough time to give away the twist, and all the good ones have a twist, one that changes the context/meaning of what you'd just read. Dick nailed it in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Metageek | 1/14/2014

    " Short story. Usual PKD style, all to do with questioning reality "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maura | 1/6/2014

    " Mind-bending. What is he recalling for real vs what has been manufactured? Layers upon layers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Snyder | 12/25/2013

    " Such a great little story. The basis for Total Recall, but so much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joro | 12/17/2013

    " A good short story with a twist. I couldn't help but feel that it would have been better if it was a longer work. Definitely worth reading for PKD fans and maybe people who enjoyed the movie adaptation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thx1138 | 12/17/2013

    " short novelette. It is the story behind 'Total Recall'..more like the recent version of Total Recall but in reality it was not like either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 12/7/2013

    " The short story the movie is based on, is indeed short. But Philip K Dick rocks it. Better than the movie, and takes less time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake Keel | 10/18/2013

    " A very short story about having memories implanted into your brain - can I trust my own memories - typical PKD. It kind of feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 9/29/2013

    " This is the novella that Total Recall is based on. I love this little story, it is very well written and really funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Falter | 7/3/2013

    " The story that spawned the movie - two of them actually: Total Recall. Story is interesting, but in this case, and I would say unusually, the movies are better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajinkya | 6/7/2013

    " Excellent Concept...High Pace Drama.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Koroveshi | 4/25/2013

    " The movie was better really. Should've been a lot longer - the characters were very rushed and cliche. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marco | 4/23/2013

    " A fun short story, easy to read in a single sitting to kill the time. The story is interesting, but it is quite surprising they managed to geta full movie out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/21/2013

    " I really enjoy Philip K. Dick's writing and imagination of a future so close to us but so far from him when he wrote of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas Mariner | 1/10/2013

    " I heard they were remaking Total Recall (which was based on this story), so I re-watched the original movie and tracked down this short story. It's very similar to the movie and in many ways far more clever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anagha | 8/31/2012

    " The basis for the Total Recall movies - love this short! Definitely worth the 15 minutes :D "

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About the Author
Author Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) was a writer of extraordinary vision and imagination whose works reflected a strong interest in metaphysics, theology, and speculative politics. In his work, the individual is often pitted against authoritarian governments or monopolistic corporations. He also drew from his own experiences of altered states, paranoia, and mystical reveries. In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in the Library of America series. In addition to his dozens of published novels, he wrote over 120 short stories, many of which appeared in science fiction magazines. At least eight of his stories have been adapted for film.

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.