This is the short story, The Adjustment Team, which asks the question - Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Ed Fletcher is a real estate agent with a normal life, until one day he leaves the house for work a few minutes later than he should have. He arrives at a terrifying, grey, ash world. Ed rushes home and tells his wife, Ruth, who goes back to the office with him. When they return, everything is normal. But he soon realizes people and objects have subtly changed. Panic-stricken, he runs to a public phone to warn the police, only to have the phone booth ascend heavenward with Fletcher inside....
The Adjustment Team is the basis for the feature film The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.
©1954 Philip K. Dick (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It's very short
Finding out how short it was!
This is longer than the book.
I liked this, but did I say, "it's short?"
Poor story line developed imaginatively for the film of the same name. Narrator voice lacks characterisation.
"Ripoff - incomplete story - chapter 1 of 3"
I feel completely ripped off. I have only 1 chapter of 3. Where is the rest of the story?
Yes, I feel ripped off.
Someone who would include the entire story.
Yes, include the entire story and don't rip off the listner
"Any one but a Woman"
No. Unfortunately, all of the women's voices were so unbeleiveable that it took me out of the story and left me wishing i could fastforward so I didnt have to hear the shrillness.
The story was interesting. I would not listen to this version. The shrillness of the women's voices made listening unbearable.
"This is not a book, it is a short story."
The listening time was the major disappointment with this book. There was very little listening for the money spent.
"Interesting background to the movie"
I enjoyed the story, I think I just enjoyed the movie more.
As in all PDK stories, the plots are brilliant, the characters are interesting but flawed, and you come out if it terribly depressed.
Still, a worthwhile listen.
"Better Than The Movie!"
Narration was kept right at the proper pace and tension. Voicing for the different characters was also distinct and excellent.
No comparisons come to mind just now.
Gigante was a pleasure to listen to. I have not found any of his other work yet, but I am looking forward to more from him.
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