Blade Runner

  • by Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill.Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment: find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!Originally published as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, this novel was the basis for the classic movie starring Harrison Ford.


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Pleasantly Surprised

Great Book. Please understand that you are not getting Blade Runner at all. This book was actually titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and the movie Blade Runner was VERY loosely based on the novel.

After seeing negative reviews for this book I was a bit dubious, but being a huge fan of Blade Runner I gave it a shot anyway. I was very happy to find that the novel, while being pretty much an entirely different story, was very entertaining and thought provoking. I had never read Dick before and I will most certainly explore more of his work in the near future. The reading by Scott Brick was great as well... as usual.
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- Muddy

This is the original Do Androids Dream of Electric

It has almost no relation to the movie but makes some very interesting points in its own right. In some ways I like it even better than the movie. There is a whole subplot in the book about people needing to care for the remaining animals on the planet only alluded to in the movie with the one line asking if the owl is real. In the book people that cannot afford real animals to take of get electric ones to keep face with the neighbors. The commentary on this and how culty people can be might turn some off but I thought it made the story more relevant to the real world.
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- D. ABIGT "Avatar42"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio