The Man in the High Castle

Philip K. Dick, Author, Tom Weiner, Read by
Philip K. Dick, Author, Tom Weiner, Read by Blackstone Audiobooks $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-1454-7
Reviewed on: 06/02/2008
Release date: 06/01/2008
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Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost WWII. Some 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), Dick provides an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. Tom Weiner reveals an impressive vocal range that delivers the host of characters with distinct culture, class and gender personas, which helps to sort the various plot strands. His prose reading is engaging, though sometimes lacks sufficient emphasis and energy.
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