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e-Book The Adjustment Bureau download

by Phil Gigante,Philip K. Dick

ISBN: 1455846228
ISBN13: 978-1455846221
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio CD; Unabridged edition edition (September 1, 2011)
Category: Science Fiction
Subategory: Science Fiction

ePub size: 1144 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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The Adjustment Bureau is a major motion picture based on Philip K. Dick's classic paranoid story. Paul Gigante brings the book to life nicely.

The Adjustment Bureau is a major motion picture based on Philip K. His pleasant voice and energy make the 58-minute product very easy to listen to. Overall, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU is a solid product.

Philip Kindred Dick (b. December 16, 1928 Chicago, Illinois d. March 2, 1982, Santa Ana, California), often known by his initials PKD, was an American science fiction writer and author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the basis for the 1982. March 2, 1982, Santa Ana, California), often known by his initials PKD, was an American science fiction writer and author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the basis for the 1982 movie Blade Runner Blade Runner. In addition to thirty-eight books currently in print, Dick produced a number of short stories and minor works which were published in pulp magazines. At least seven of his stories have been adapted into films.

The Adjustment Bureau book. Phil Gigante does an excellent job reading this story - the drama and terror really comes across well. A quite loose inspiration for The Adjustment Bureau, Dick's tale has the Matt Damon protagonist in Ed Fletcher, a real estate agent, and the Emily Blunt character in his wife Ruth, a government employee. And instead of fedora-topped men in black, the pursuers in Adjustment Team are heavy equipment-toting men in white.

Philip Kindred Dick and his twin sister, Jane Charlotte Dick, were born six weeks .

Philip Kindred Dick and his twin sister, Jane Charlotte Dick, were born six weeks prematurely on December 16, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (née Kindred; 1900–1978) and Joseph Edgar Dick (1899–1985), who worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. His paternal grandparents were Irish. If he could, he would have been an advertising writer instead of a novelist  .

Written by Philip K. Dick, Audiobook narrated by Phil Gigante. Minority Report and Other Stories (Unabridged Stories). Narrated by: Keir Dullea. Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins.

Listen to Adjustment Bureau audiobook by Philip K. Dick. The Adjustment Bureau is a major motion picture based on Philip K. Dick's classic paranoid story, The Adjustment Team. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest releases. The Adjustment Bureau. Unabridged Audiobook. 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. Dick, narrated by Phil Gigante. The Adjustment Team is the basis for the feature film The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.

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The Adjustment Bureau is a major motion picture based on Philip K. Dick's classic paranoid story, The Adjustment Team. 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...
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Adrietius
The below is a review of the MP3 audio version of this work

Any review of this book would have to start off with stating that it relatively short, consisting of only 1 cd that is approximately 1 hour in length. For $10 that is quite expensive. On the positive side the story very much epitomizes Philip K Dick. Fans (including the non-hardcore) would love it. The audiobook is also very well read in terms of the narrator’s tone matching the Twilight Zone nature of the story as well as never being boring or monotone. The latter are quite accomplishments considering the slow pace of the story.

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JoJogar
Moviemakers love Philip K. Dick. It's a fact. Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, Imposter, are all adaptations of his work. And now Hollywood has parlayed another one of his stories, Adjustment Team, into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon. The movie's title has been changed to THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU.

Originally published in 1954, Adjustment Team is a short story depicting a man who, to borrow from Vonnegut, becomes unstuck in time. And being out of his proper temporal place, he see things in a very different way. For one thing, solid objects crumble at his touch. To his horror, this includes people. At some point, he runs into a group of grey men who are changing things, including his co-workers. He eventually makes it back to his own time. In the end, he learns exactly what the men were doing and why and he lives happily ever after.

As a story, Adjustment Team is classic 1950's sci-fi. I can easily imagine it as a 25-minute episode of the Twilight Zone. In fact, it reminded me of a similar story I had seen on the New Twilight Zone,called A Matter of Minutes, wherein a couple becomes unstuck in time and witnesses blue men with blue tools doing similar things to the world. It seems that episode was based on the 1941 story, Yesterday Was Monday, by Theodore Sturgeon. But it is also reminiscent of Stephen King's The Langoliers. Even so, I don't really have a problem with Adjustment Team. It does what Philip Kindred Dick intended for it to do.

I also have no problem with the unabridged audio version of THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU from Brilliance Audio. Paul Gigante brings the book to life nicely. His pleasant voice and energy make the 58-minute product very easy to listen to.

Overall, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU is a solid product. I recommend it.

Carrot
This is a great story, and the recording is well done. In this one-hour short story, Philip Dick builds a great little tale investigating the very fabric of reality. Ed and his wife Ruth are normal, everyday people with normal, everyday jobs. But one morning, Ed shows up late to work. And it turns out to be the day that his work segment is being "adjusted." So he stumbles unaware into a piece of reality that is deactivated for tweaking. He manages to escape, but has to try cope with this glimpse behind the curtain, as he comes to realize that reality is being manipulated by someone from the outside, and he even comes to learn why, when he meets the man "behind the curtain." Dick's story is a fun and also meaningful exploration of themes of providence, determinism, and fate, and I look forward to discussing it with others. This short story is very evocative of Farenheit 451 in the way it takes a look at reality that is at once fantastic and plausible, and he gives the reader or listener great food for thought. And the story is just plain fun. It is a riveting hour of listening, well narrated by Phil Gigante. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!

Update: I've now seen the movie, which I enjoyed, but it causes me to want to add to my review that the short story is very different in content, in tone, in plot, etc. They do explore some of the same themes, at least to some extent, in that there is an "adjustment bureau" and the main character is struggling to discern how and if he can be freed from the manipulation. But the working out of the plot, in fact the very plot itself, is pretty drastically different. I especially mention this since the cover of the recording uses a publicity shot from the movie. This doesn't detract at all from what I thought was a spectacular short story, it's more of a public service announcement, in that I enjoyed them both, just differently.

Dobpota
When The Adjustment Bureau was released in theaters, I felt that the film looked interesting enough, but not enough that I wanted to plunk down the money to see it at the movies. Having been given the opportunity to listen to the short story that inspired it, however, I might just have to give it a look.

The short story, while entitled The Adjustment Bureau for this particular movie tie-in, is actually called The Adjustment Team. It's a brief look into the life of real estate agent Ed Fletcher. Whenever he shows up late for work, he walks into a world that is literally crumbling in his hands. Uncertain of what is happening and believing that he might be dead or crazy, he leaves work and returns with his wife. Everything appears to be back to normal at first, but Ed notices slight differences in everything from his co-workers to the building itself.

Soon enough he finds himself at the mercy of the leader of the Adjustment Team, and the revelation he is given proves to be both terrifying and life-threatening.

The story is read by Phil Gigante. His intonation and emotionally-charged reading style gives the listener an excellent vision of Ed's world and how it is falling apart. The story explores paranoia and begs the question, "Do we really control our own destiny?"

I can't speak for the film adaptation, but The Adjustment Team is a very good short story that makes you stop and think.

Recommended.

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