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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Audiobook

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

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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.

©1964 Philip K. Dick (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Mr Stephen Davies 20/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Clever but at times confusing"

    PKD is very clever but I always seem to struggle getting thourgh his stories. perhaps from the way he writes. Maybe due to them being written in the 60's.
    He was also known to be into drugs (LSD) alot so was way out there at times.

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  • Jerry Witt
    California
    20/12/15
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ellie Brown
    Portland, Oregon
    04/02/16
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    "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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jerry
    19/08/16
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    "Good read."

    The narrator was good, and the story was fine. I can definitely see how inception pulled from this story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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