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Extended Audio Sample Vulcan’s Hammer, by Philip K. Dick Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

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  • “Narrator Mel Foster’s competent and professional approach keeps us listening to this dystopian novel…He jumps from character to character and keeps them all instantly recognizable, no matter where on the planet they are. His voice varies with the plot tensions of the moment, and the listener ends up riveted. [An] excellent narrator.”


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erik Graff | 12/15/2013

    " Not one of Dick's better science fiction novels. Originally published as a novella in an Ace double in the early fifties. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe | 11/23/2013

    " Quick read. I'll never forget the flying hammers, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marc | 10/16/2013

    " It was ok; though pretty interesting for its time. How much will we let machines do our thinking for us? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jorps | 8/23/2013

    " Short and sweet. I loved it right up until he unfortunately tied it all together with a big bow. Paranoia, class conflict, computers taking over...all classic Dick. "

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About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”