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

  • by Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by Kevin Killavey
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- cindilla

Not worth your time

What disappointed you about The Collected Works of Philip K. Dick: 11 Science Fiction Stories?

There are few positive things to be said about this audio book.

First, the narrator says everything in the same rushed tone. The different voices he uses are laughably bad. There is very little silence between books (to be fair, I believe that's more of the producers' fault than anything). You may be listening to the end of one story and in the next breath he's on to the next.

Second, the stories are just terrible. Very little actual storytelling, very little "visuals" or descriptions, and everything has a twist ending that you can see coming a mile off. The stories are a bad combination of 50's science fiction schlock and poorly thought-out Twilight Zone episodes.

Third, the audio quality is terrible. There is a high pitched squeal throughout and even other noises (beeping? voices?). I would expect this sort of poor quality from something ripped from cassette and posted on a bittorrent site, not from Audible.

All in all, I didn't finish "reading" this book. In fact, I gave up about 5 hours in. I'll be returning it to Audible.

Would you ever listen to anything by Philip K. Dick again?

Yes, but not these stories.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Killavey’s performances?

Probably not.

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- Damian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-30-2012
  • Publisher: palmera publishing