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Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Lu par : Phil Gigante
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"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
  • 24/05/2016

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.

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  • Joe
  • 05/02/2017

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!

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  • Angela Carroll
  • 02/04/2019

Choose wisely

I didnt feel any connection to any characters and at no point was in awe of the setting/society created by PKD. I listened to Ubik and A Scanner Darkly so I was very excited by this book, but that ended quickly as I struggled to get bu this story. I think I’m in the minority, but I would not recommend.

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  • Joe Walsh
  • 22/10/2018

Classic PKD

An interesting thought experiment, based on a simple principle, although I'm afraid Dick's explanation of a possible mechanism for it struck me as obfuscation through complication. The narrator was a joy for me to discover, especially his capability for female voices. The various females did end up sounding a little too similar, and his implementation of them was perhaps too sultry, but I was impressed nonetheless.

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  • William Fletcher
  • 20/10/2018

very good and deep.

I can see why the book is so famous and well known. it's very unique.

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  • Nikki Montgomery
  • 11/09/2020

Excellently Maddening Psy-Fi Thriller

Wonderfully paced, perfectly written. Performance is killer. May be an earlier work from Dick, does have that feel but thoroughly enjoyable and criminally under-known.

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  • Wendy L. Chaffee
  • 19/08/2020

From Pig to Pol in one quick jump

PKD illustrated quite well what a future police state merged with technology would be like. PKD must have suffered a terrible kind of paranoia before his death which can be gleaned from this and his other stories. I hope this future doesnt come to pass. Great read but awkward for me to read, as a woman, with PKDs outdated stereotypes about the roles of men and women.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/06/2020

Performance enhances story

There are several transcendent moments in this story... but overall it's imperfect and leaves the ultimate meaning up to the reader. Not the perfect introduction to Dick's writing, but strongly recommended to any fans looking to chew on some difficult ideas

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  • Kristina
  • 12/05/2020

Good but not the best PKD

I would recommend this book to those who have already read other works by Philip k Dick. Not his best, but still good. Lots of monologue. Not too deep like the others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23/10/2019

Love dick

Dick does it again this time with more drugs and more cops and incest too