The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

  • by Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which transports its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named Perky Pat. When the mysterious Palmer Eldritch arrives with a new drug called Chew-Z, he offers a more addictive experience, one that might bring the user closer to God. But in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value.
This Nebula Award nominee is one of Philip K. Dick's enduring classics, at once a deep character study, a dark mystery, and a tightrope walk along the edge of reality and illusion.


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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic and current

This may be the best book I've read in a decade.

Fifty years later and this book remains as insightful as ever. PKD delves into consumerism, virtual reality, and drug flashbacks before there were words to describe these things. His meditations on religion and the nature of a supreme being resonate today.
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- Jerry Witt "Filmmaker"

This PKD story takes place in 2016!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, because it is highly imaginative and unique. It kept me interested and was totally unpredictable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch?

The descriptions of the drug trips.

What aspect of Luke Daniels’s performance would you have changed?

Please, please, male narrators, do not use a falsetto for female voices! It is so cheesy and insulting.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would, but good luck with that!

Any additional comments?

Pretty good book, especially for the price. Give it a listen.

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- Ellie Brown "Grad student, yogini, microscopist. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts while at work and while commuting by bike."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio