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Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Audiobook

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

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Publisher's Summary

"Dick skillfully explores the psychological ramifications of this nightmare." - The New York Times Review of Books

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said grapples with many of the themes Philip K. Dick is best known for - identity, altered reality, drug use, and dystopia - in a rollicking chase story that earned the novel the John W. Campbell Award and nominations for the Hugo and Nebula.

Jason Taverner - world-famous talk show host and man-about-town - wakes up one day to find that no one knows who he is - including the vast databases of the totalitarian government. And in a society where lack of identification is a crime, Taverner has no choice but to go on the run with a host of shady characters, including crooked cops and dealers of alien drugs. But do they know more than they are letting on? And just how can a person's identity be erased overnight?

©1974 Philip K. Dick (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • dnblack
    24/05/16
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    "An excellent reading of an amazing book"

    'Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said' may go down as one my favorite books. The story is packed so densely with metaphor that it probably warrants multiple readings. The only other Phillip K. Dick books that I've read are 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' and 'The Man in the High Castle', both of which I enjoyed I lot. I found the story of this book both more creative and more compelling.

    I have heard people say that they shy away from PKD because his writing is sexist. Some of the stuff in this book can also be interpreted as racist. The only thing I can say is that you must stick it through to the end. Sexism, racism, and bigotry exist in this book the same way they exist in real life: as elements of the world surrounding and permeating the characters. By the end of the story, some of the characters identify these negative traits in themselves and thereby push through them, others don't. Interpret the treatment of these social issues however you would like, but I believe that Dick puts them in the story to call them out, not to support them.

    I listened to the audio version of this story, read by Phil Gigante. Gigante did an excellent job with the wide range of characters and I never found myself getting distracted by his voice and tone choices. Overall production quality of the audio tracks was also superb. If you have an 8+ hour drive, get this audio book.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Dublin, Ohio
    5/02/17
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    "PKD Comes Alive!"

    This is a fantastic performance of PKD's 'Flow My Tears.' The narrator provides an excellent diversity of voices and dramatizes the whole story with an engaging rhythm. I loved it!

    As a PKD book, it's slightly different than most I've read as the protagonist is an alpha male with a cocky swagger, a famous TV personality and singer with plenty of mistresses. Early in the novel he finds that his identity has been erased and nobody knows who he is. He goes from famous to a nobody, struggling to survive in totalitarian state.

    The novel has some similarities to 'Do Androids Dream' in that the protagonist questions his own existence, and seems to bounce around between two worlds. There is also the policeman who is trying to figure out who he is and track him down.

    It's a fun and engaging performance that keeps you questioning what's really going on. Classic Philip K Dick. You'll enjoy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cool Hand Luke
    I don't know
    13/03/17
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    "a terrific story"

    a surprise of a story that is as unpredictable as it is entertaining. Phil Gigante is also an awesome narrator and does the story justice. Recomended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David D. Schneider
    Albuquerque, USA
    21/02/17
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    "Confused and Confusing ________________________😱"

    5 stars is great
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    _______________________________________________________this is only worth a listen if you are a P. K. Dick fan.
    I am a fan . . . and still I nearly quit the listen 2 or 3 times ____________________________________________😱

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deona
    Tucson, AZ
    7/08/17
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    "Disappointing Ending"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have liked that the ending was a chapter, not an epilogue. It seemed like the author just gave up and ended it, then wrote the epilogue to sear off the loose ends.


    Would you recommend Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend the book. I persevered to the end, but was so disappointed by its conclusion that it was not good enough to recommend.


    Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Phil Gigante's performances. He is the reason I purchased the entire Stainless Steel Rat series. His performance in this book is excellent and helped the book make sense in ways that it might not have if read to oneself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex LoCastro
    27/06/17
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    "Great book plagued with a morally bankrupt reader."

    Google Phil Gigante and you'll find that he's been found guilty of sexually abusing children. I didn't know about this until i found out halfway through the audiobook and felt disgusted. The audio for this book should be rerecorded by someone else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tim Healy
    Erlanger, KY
    28/04/17
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    "Good performance of a great Dick novel"

    I took a long time with this, but that had more to do with the time I had to give it than with my enjoyment. It really was quite good. Dick's paranoia is on full display. Phil Gigante was an excellent match for the main character's voice. Some of the other characters, in particular the female characters, were not as good, but overall he did a very good job. This was a very enjoyable listen for a Dick fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike L Lane
    21/04/17
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    "PKD Doesn't Trust the Pols…"

    This was a pretty interesting read and the narrator did a fantastic job. The story is full of twists and turns and just as you think you have it all figured out, Dick flip-flops on you and takes you down another path. The characters are well developed and feel real. You may not like them, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t serve their purposes fully. My biggest complaint would be the way he ended it. I felt like I was reading the end subtitles of a movie where you find out what happened to each character after the close of the book. Dick even goes on to tell you what happened to some of the inanimate objects and their “lives” after the story is done, which was absurd. I felt like this wasn’t needed, but overall I enjoyed the novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janelle
    19/04/17
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    "Could have been more"

    Overall the book held my interest. The story was unique but I wished it hadn't ended so soon. Don't get me wrong, the story wrapped up fine, but there were many opportunities for splintering storylines that could have been further looked into. Perhaps this would make for a good book club story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Smith
    WOODS CROSS, UTAH, US
    15/04/17
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    "The Narrator saved this book."

    This book was very boring and did not have a very deep plot or any characters you could love or hate. Actually, it's hard to even remember their names let alone a character trait. The only thing that saved this book from a one star rating was the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • r m allan
    2/01/17
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    "Classic PKD"

    It's PKD so won't be bad...a little dated now but aren't we all...good narration and enjoyed the whole thing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Crittenden
    22/08/16
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    "enjoyed, but weird book"

    this was a weird book, I kind of enjoyed it but i wouldn't say it's Philip K Dick's best book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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