2か月無料キャンペーン中。今すぐ聴こう。

2か月間の無料体験後は月額1,500円。いつでも退会できます。

OR
カートに追加済み

あらすじ・解説

Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage.

Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Now a cult classic film starring Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey Jr. Read by Paul Giamatti.

©1977 Philip K. Dick (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

同じ著者・ナレーターの作品

A Scanner Darklyに寄せられたリスナーの声

カスタマーレビュー:以下のタブを選択することで、他のサイトのレビューをご覧になれます。

レビューはまだありません。
並べ替え:
絞り込み:
  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • D. Oxford
  • 2017/10/24

Full stars, no dark

Sorry - couldn't resist :-/
Actually, though there is much bathos there is a good deal of dark pathos and a sincerely felt author's end note to underline that. More manic than most PKD and very entertainingly handled, with Paul Giamatti fully committed to every phrase.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • T. Irvine
  • 2015/04/28

Wow...

This novel starts a little slowly and seems a little rambling at first. If you're not familiar with Phillip K Dick, you'd probably be best to start with 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep'. That said, once this book grips you, and it will grip you, you will be sucked in completely to the weird world of Phillip K Dick. When you emerge blinking into the real world you will be... Changed somehow, and you will never see the world through the same eyes. Extraordinary.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sean V
  • 2015/05/29

Brilliant but not for everyone.

It's a really freaked out book well read and I truly enjoyed it. My partner however couldn't listen to it and it was banned from the car.
I will be listening to it for a second time.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • andy
  • 2020/03/19

junkies

well observed, well written and very well read. But i gave up after a few hours. If i were interested in the ramblings of paranoid junkies I'd hang out with those toothless folk near the shops.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Jack S.
  • 2019/04/24

Slow and disappointing

Loved “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” But this was slow and long winded. Wouldn’t listen again

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2013/12/14

Brilliant resurrection of an abandoned read

Where does A Scanner Darkly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In particular this was one of my abandoned reads. So like other abandoned reads I was interested to give it a second go, albeit as an audiobook. Amongst all the audio books I've listened to and I include audio books I've heard before using Audible, this is easily the best. In fact I would say for me this was better as an audio book over a traditional read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Scanner Darkly?

Anyone not wishing a spoiler , should look away now, but the disintegration of Bob Arctor particularly when he arrives at the clinic

Which character – as performed by Paul Giamatti – was your favourite?

Barris easily, I could almost imagine Robert Downey Jr taking over the microphone

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

I would have liked to but I didn't have the time but it did encourage me to listen to the book at times I would not have listened to another book

Any additional comments?

Its a stark read, when you think about substance addiction, but this makes the read even more compelling. I also think that its an interesting counterbalance read when considering the literature of psychedelia. For me it brings into sharp distinction the irresponsibility of a book like the Doors of Perception, even though I generally like Aldous Huxley

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Corranet
  • 2021/09/12

Giamatti makes a challenging listen enjoyable

This is not an easy book. Genius threads throughout, but in places it's self indulgent and verbose, not to mention sexist. But every step of the way, Paul Giamatti is fresh, funny, playful, idiosyncratic, clever, warm and wise. He is the reason I stayed until the end. And the end was worth reaching

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Alex T.
  • 2021/08/10

I didn’t get it

I didn’t like that it didn’t go anywhere. I was waiting for clever plot or something interesting like in other PKD books, but it’s just a book about drug use.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2021/07/17

Wow

loved this book, loved the narration. I couldn't stop listening. looking forward to UBIK next by Philip K. Dick also. 10/10 definitely recommend!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J. Poisson
  • 2021/07/10

S-Tier Narration of an incredible book

Title says it all: the book is incredible on its own and a personal favourite, but revisiting it with Giamatti's reading is well worth it. He shows an incredible range and subtlety in inflection, suffusing each of the different characters with their own distinct voice. From Luckman's rugged southern drawl to Donna's breathy, cool & dulcet hippie-chick tones, to Jim Barris' pseudo-intellectual, sociopathic ineffectualness, you'll be hard pressed to find a reading of any book as animated as this. Here is a narrator who not only fully understands the fraught atmosphere and tone of the book; he embodies it. The humor and tragedy of PKD's masterwork are handled with careful artistry. It's a haunting experience and you'll be sad when the recording comes to an end. Paul Giamatti was the man for the job. I really can't recommend it enough.

並べ替え:
絞り込み:
  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Shannen Twine
  • 2019/05/15

Death & madness

I can’t believe this was written before the meth epidemic. Substance D, the true villain of this story, is what meth is today- guaranteed death by way of madness 1st.

This is written by someone who has been there, there is no doubt about that.

Reading this book is like taking a one way trip into the mind of a strung out junkie wired & insane but trucking along anyway, embracing the delusion fully until it consumes you.

Buy it. Buy it now!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael
  • 2017/11/25

Wonderful

An incredible recreation of Dick’s magnum opus. The narration brings it to life. Highly recommended!!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2017/06/16

Brilliant and harrowing

Such a haunting novel with predictably brilliant narration by Paul Giamatti. Would recommend to anyone who wants a slightly twistedperspective on the aftermath of the 60's counterculture.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Winnie
  • 2017/04/15

Massive book

This book is a masterpiece about drug use. Very dark book. Kudos to Giamatti for his amazing voice acting.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016/11/21

Heartbreaking

This is a dark and disturbing novel. The lives lived are shells filled with so much detritus, and the depiction of minds crumbling is made so much crueller by the precision of the depiction set against the inane lives.