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The Unreconstructed M and Other Stories by Philip K. Dick
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An Excellent Introduction into the Worlds of PKD

DISCLAIMER: I received this copy from the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

If you have never read any PKD, this is an excellent collection to start with! It provides a variety of short stories that range from supernatural horror to science fiction.

A word of caution, most of these stories are 60-odd years old, and feel dated both in social convention and reader impact. However, for many of these stories it was the first time a particular plot twist had been used! The collection is a very taut read and extremely entertaining.

The audio production is very clean, no muddy audio or obvious edits. Ray Greenley's narration is largely unobtrusive, allowing the listener to absorb each story without undue distraction. Occasionally the cadence sounded forced and stiff. I believe this was due primarily to Mr. Greenley's adherence to clear diction more that anything else, making it very difficult to fault. His characterizations are clear and distinct, and the dialogue, by and large, flows smoothly.

I recommend this collection to any avid reader of science fiction or horror, and will give special consideration to anything, regardless of genre, Mr. Greenley narrates.

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Reading Progress

January 6, 2016 – Started Reading
January 6, 2016 – Shelved
January 6, 2016 –
January 26, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 27, 2016 –
January 27, 2016 – Shelved as: listened
July 18, 2018 – Shelved as: reviewed
January 17, 2020 – Shelved (Other Audible Audio Edition)
January 17, 2020 – Shelved as: listened (Other Audible Audio Edition)

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