This accidental world traveler story was a delight, all the more so considering it was published back in 1968. The satire is sometimes off but more times than not, it is grinningly humorous.
This book is a classic. If you love SciFi in the likes of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you'll love this. The great John Hodgman also narrates much better than you would expect for a living PC, his panoply of voices giving each character a distinct personality, also read at a pleasing cadence. 5/5 stars in my book!
Galactic fun from an American writer who is the parallel of Douglas Adams!
Just as smart, philosophical and amusing as the Hitchhiker's Guide books.
Not enough time for listening: tiny commute, little travel, and less leisure. And the dog must be walked. Wah!
I was not familiar with this story or with Robert Sheckley, and I am SO glad I snagged this story. Fantastic reader matched to a great story.
This story is hilarious and Hodgman is great. I really enjoyed it. Recommended of you enjoyed Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
I bought it based on Neil's recommendation and glad I did - excellent work, positive in the end, interesting twists along the way. The reader used lots of different voices which I thought worked well and didn't sound forced like some others I've heard.
I loved this book, laughed out loud until my face hurt. Intelligent, witty, and very well narrated. I was not in the mood to laugh when I started this book, but decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised, and my mood was instantly altered. Highly recommend
Yes, I would. It was very close to perfect.
The feeling I had when I finished the book was the feeling you have after a perfect meal - every taste bud satisfied. The resolution of the story was perfect.
It was pitch perfect, so 1950s in just the right way.
I laughed out loud more than once.
Thanks Neil for sharing your love for this book. By now everyone knows how close this book is to the hitchhiker's guide. Think Arthur Dent with a lot more spunk. But if that makes you hesitate at all, believe me, enjoying this book is not going to take anything away from the guide. I'll listen to or read everything Sheckley has written!