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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (476 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Sheckley Narrator: Mark Douglas Nelso Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Will Barrent has no memory of the murder for which he was convicted. He will now have to live his life sentence on the prison planet Omega. The few that survive there do it by committing crimes. And the more adept the planet inmates are at higher crime, the more they climb their bizarre anti-social ladder. They all must live in a society where drug addiction is mandatory, as is the worship of the Dark One. Barrent's goal is to find why he was sent to this mad world and to clear his name and return to Earth. But first he must survive - for a life sentence on Omega is usually a short sentence indeed. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lysergius | 12/8/2013

    " Will Barrent could choose--exile on a nightmare planet, or life under the tyranny that had taken over Earth! Barrent had been tried, convicted, and memory-washed on Earth - an Earth strangely altered and stratified by fear of the radical and non-conformist. Now he was serving his sentence on Omega - a prison planet walled by a ring of hovering guard-ships from which there was no escape. Omega was a world of horror, a savage, ruthless way of life. But it was only a momentary ordeal, a prelude to a return to Earth and the subtle terrors of its own status civilization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elliot Fleming | 12/6/2013

    " If this exhibited Sheckley's characteristic wit and humor, I'd have given it 4 stars. It's a quick, clean read with a few twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zivan | 10/18/2013

    " There are no PCs, but this work has aged pretty well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel | 5/21/2013

    " Clever idea, and an interesting look at the way a society will create its own rules and hierarchy. "

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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.