Minority Report and Other Stories (Unabridged Stories)

  • by Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by Keir Dullea
  • 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Viewed by many as the greatest science fiction writer on any planet, Philip K. Dick has written some of the most intriguing, original, and thought-provoking fiction of our time. This collection includes stories that will make you laugh, cringe...and stop and think. In "The Minority Report," a special unit that employs those with the power of precognition to prevent crimes proves itself less than reliable. This story was the basis of the feature film Minority Report. In, "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale," an everyguy's yearning for more exciting "memories" places him in a danger he never could have imagined. This story was the basis of the feature film Total Recall. In "Paycheck," a mechanic who has no memory of the previous two years of his life finds that a bag of seemingly worthless and unrelated objects can actually unlock the secret of his recent past, and insure that he has a future. This story was the basis of the feature film Paycheck. In "Second Variety," the UN's technological advances to win a global war veer out of control, threatening to destroy all of humankind. This story was the basis of the feature film Screamers. And "The Eyes Have It" is a whimsical, laugh-out-loud play on the words of the title.


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Nice Collection of Four P.D.K. Short Stories

This is a really nice collection of sci-fi short stories, which have also been adapted into movies. Each shows Philip K. Dick's mind-bending ideas, albeit in a dated style. My only real complaint is it is hard to find where stories start.
FYI: 0:00:00 -- Minority Report; 1:30:14 -- We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (Total Recall); 2:23:43 -- Paycheck; 3:46:35 -- Second Variety (Screamers)
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- Travis

better than the movies

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The short stories of Phillip K. Dick are a fascinating glimpse of one man's vision of various futures. They are definitely quirky and very non-Hollywood. If you expect neatly wrapped up happy endings, these stories are not for you. The reader Keir Dullea is excellent. If I'm not mistaken, he is an actor who is most famous for playing Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey. He brings the various characters to life, imbuing them with individual personalities. I highly recommend this title.
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- Albert Nakano

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio