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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (431 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Sheckley Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Interstellar travel to alien worlds is too expensive for Marvin, a college student in need of a good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford: a mind swap, in which his consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien life-form. Unfortunately, Marvin finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal—a body that he has to vacate, fast. But that criminal consciousness has stolen Marvin’s earthly body. Now Marvin has to find a body on the black market just to stay alive! Travel with Marvin from world to world, each one crazier than the last, as he keeps finding far-from-ideal bodies in awful situations.

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  • “There’s nothing so joyous in science fiction as a Golden Age chestnut, and Mindswap delivers with gusto. Narrator Tom Weiner shares that gusto as he portrays alien dialects, futuristic slang, and interplanetary adventure…Weiner’s delivery is perfectly apropos. Listening to this audiobook is just plain fun.”


  • “If you’ve never experienced Sheckley’s particular take on the absurdity of reality and life in it, Mindswap, one of his most consistently funny books, is a perfect place to start.”


  • “Sheckley, whose mind is never at a loss, finds plenty of opportunity for his ready wit and comes up with a comic space opera.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Todd | 2/1/2014

    " I read this when I was a teenager and loved it. Thought-provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Larry | 1/20/2014

    " My favorite scifi author. Often copied and stolen from (Hitchhiker's Guide is a good example of denied theft. Don't believe it? Read "Dimensions of Miracles"). Huge concepts taken care of in a paragraph at most. Very readable writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Frank Taranto | 1/18/2014

    " Sheckley's drug trip through the galaxy by swapping minds with other creatures. Most of the humor didn't work for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephen Goldin | 1/13/2014

    " One of the funniest books I've ever read. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Sheckley

Robert Sheckley (1928–2005) was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated American author. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous, quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist, and broadly comical. In 2001 he was named an Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.