An Exchange of Souls


Read by Roger Melin

(4.3 stars; 31 reviews)

Although only lightly known as an author of horror stories, Barry Pain departs from his typical themes with 'An Exchange of Souls'. In this novel, respected doctor Daniel Myas is a scientist who has developed a machine which allows for the exchange of his 'personality' with that of another. However when his attempt at 'exchanging souls' occurs with an individual very close to him, only a form of horror can be the result, and the reader is led down a path of deterioration and fear. Undoubtedly this novel, published in 1911, influenced H.P. Lovecraft’s tale of personality exchange in 'The Thing on the Doorstep', published in 1937. Pain's development of the theme of immortality by use of scientific methods proves quite difficult, and at the same time quite intriguing. What are the potential results when 'souls' are exchanged, particularly with those of the opposite sex? - Summary by Roger Melin (4 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 12:35 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 2 11:45 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 3 14:38 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 4 15:21 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 5 13:52 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 6 16:02 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 7 14:15 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 8 18:47 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 9 18:02 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 10 12:49 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 11 15:09 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 12 19:06 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 13 10:25 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 14 12:22 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 15 12:44 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 16 10:03 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 17 6:54 Read by Roger Melin
Postscript 46:46 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews


(5 stars)

Mr. Roger Melin thank you endlessly for this perfect reading!! The book is my favorite find of this year. Stumbled upon it quite randomly but it proved to be an Excellent work!

interesting story....but very odd


(5 stars)

Different version of the consequences of playing God. For the easily offended and those who prefer their fiction politically correct, give it a pass.


(5 stars)

very interesting. a little long in places . loved the ending. 10 star reader.