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Clans of the Alphane Moon

Written by: Philip K. Dick
Narrated by: David de Vries
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins

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For years, the third moon in the Alphane system was used as a psychiatric hospital. But when war broke out between Earth and the Alphanes, the hospital was left unguarded and the inmates set up their own society, made up of competing factions based on their particular mental illnesses. When Earth sends a delegation to take back the colony, they find enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and others uniting to repel what they see as a foreign invasion. Meanwhile, back on Earth, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his wife, Mary, go through a bitter divorce, and Chuck loses everything. But when he is assigned to clandestinely control an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees an opportunity to get revenge.

©1964 Philip K. Dick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Alwayswalkingmydog
  • 2015-03-15

Timeless Phillip K. Dick Novel

What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

Great voices for all characters, including mechanical voices! Bravo!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Interesting premise, Fun story and superbly narrated!

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  • marcus
  • 2015-09-18

Not PK's best. Not disorganized, just written.

This feels like Dick was being pushed to 'finish the damn thing already'. One might hope for more science or fiction or characters about whom one might care.

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  • John
  • Yukon, OK, United States
  • 2013-08-01

Classic Sci-Fi

Philip K. Dick's books are slightly dated with their view of the near to distant future, but the story is engaging and keeps you interested throughout. The narrator does a very good job as well.

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  • MD
  • 2019-05-04

ok

an entertaining story but I expected more. a fun listen and good sci-fi but not Dick's best work.