• The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Kevin Killavey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick is a collection of 11 science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. Included in this audiobook:

  • 1. "Beyond Lies the Wub"
  • 2. "Beyond the Door"
  • 3. "Mr. Spaceship"
  • 4. "Piper in the Woods"
  • 5. "Second Variety"
  • 6. "The Crystal Crypt"
  • 7. "The Defenders"
  • 8. "The Eyes Have It"
  • 9. "The Gun"
  • 10. "The Skull"
  • 11. "The Variable Man"
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Good Stories...well read.

Where does The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Wow. Hard to believe one reviewer and I were listening to the same book. I thought the stories were excellent and the reader did a very good job. One of the best audiobooks I've heard.

What did you like best about this story?

The variety of stories.

What about Kevin Killavey’s performance did you like?

Great job with the many voices.

Any additional comments?

To each his own I guess but hard to see how someone could pan a book like this.

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It's PKD what's not to love

a bunch of short stories from PKD. Well worth a credit. It's easy to have a few favorites in this compilation.

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MON-OHtone

Great writing distressed by the muted nasal passages of the reader. The effect is such that one story bleeds into the other and you lose track of where one ends and the other begins. listen for no more than One half hour at a time.

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Great stories, marginal reading

The stories were interesting and strangely appropriate with the war in Ukraine. Voice acting, not so great, mispronounced words, inconsistent character voices, female characters all sounded whiney.

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Good enough tales, hard to listen to.

Serms to me that Phillip K Dick does better work on longer stories. Some of his characters made me cringe with how stupid they were. However, as a fan of the author and genre, you should read these stories.

And I do mean read. My main issue with this product is the reader. During most of the book I was instinctively sniffing. The reader sounds so stuffed up during some sections that I hoped he would stop and blow his nose. Overall an unpleasant thing to listen to.

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I Love Philip K. Dick's Writing But...

I'm not sure whether or not it's the stories or the narration, but every one of the stories is so predictable, that I know the ending way before it happens. I do think the narrator does not help in some cases in that his reading gives things away way too early.

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Not His Best Work But Worthy

These short stories were fun to listen to as well as being solidly in the realm of good SyFy. Anyone listening to them will enjoy most, if not all, of them. Normally, I'm prepared to experience either mediocre or the worst when I purchase either Collected Works or multiple author short stories packages. I'm pleased to say that was not one of those times.

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  • 04-20-22

Cold War science fiction

Stories of the interface of us vs them as impacted by new technology, with some memorable story lines. The longer stories are the draw, allowing Dick to show off his abilities to create a scene, mostly war scenes. The narration was solid, but the lack of any interval between stories was distracting. Listened during the Soviet invasion of Ukraine, and the stories seemed apt for our present situation, both the stories and this war representing variable mixtures of anger, sadness and hope.

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War, conflict, war, conflict.

An anthology devored to the subjects of war and conflict. t
That's not what I was seeking in an anthology.

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"Philip K. Dick, what's not to love?"

Some of the best short stories by the master of sci-fi himself.... I honestly didn't know Screamers was based off of the Second Variety. Of course the story is better than the movie

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  • Shaun W.
  • 01-10-21

Enthraling scifi storys about the human condition

Enthraling scifi storys about the human condition.
very enjoyable. Most likely the inspiration for coltless sci fi works produces in the last 30 years.

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  • Jamie
  • 08-18-13

Cracking little stories

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Definitely. Some of the stories were better than others but there was plenty of stories and some of them were pretty short so definitely got your money's worth.

Would you be willing to try another book from Philip K. Dick? Why or why not?

Yes, he's written some of the best sci-fi stories ever.

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