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A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself. Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead, Philip K. Dick's industrial-grade stress test of identity is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself. Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead, Philip K. Dick's industrial-grade stress test of identity is as unnerving as it is enthralling.
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Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself. Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead, Philip K. Dick's industrial-grade stress test of identity is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Giamatti

Length:

9h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:10

Introduction
Introduction

00:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:30


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:33


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:42


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:08


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:33


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:02


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:39


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:23


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:58


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:38


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:36


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:08


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:08


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:36


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:24


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:59


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:13


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:02


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:02


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:03


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:53


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:53


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:23


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:38


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:56


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

01:39


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:49


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:57


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:26


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:29


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:32


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:24


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:15


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:21


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:49


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:55


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:26


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

00:45


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:06


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:22


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:15


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:51


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:45


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

01:07