One audio book that you can not wait to finish. I listen mainly on the way back and forth from work and found myself sitting in my driveway wanting to hear more.
Clearly Spider Robinson has an active imagination; but his stories have lost something since the Callahan Chronicles....or maybe, more accurately, the stories have gained something: Sex and Drugs.
He reminds me why I don't like hippies.
Which came first, the chicken, or the egg?
Am I addicted to Spider because he's good, or do I think he's good because I'm addicted? I put it to you: Does it matter?
If you've ever read any of the Callahan's stories, it's likely that you became addicted to the "feel-good". I know I am, and this book served up a nice big heart-clogging, gut-busting, butter-soaked, thanksgiving day sized serving with left-overs and not one burnt roll.
I'm happy to have chosen such an excellent and rewarding form of addiction. Costs thousands less than cigarrettes, doesn't make you stink, doesn't kill you, doesn't get you shot in a crack-house raid... It's not wholly unlike gambling, if gambling meant only playing once every few years but winning every time.
It is another Callahan's Story. Every Callahan's Story is great, so it is really cool to get more.
Callahan's Con, The Callahan Legacy, The Callahan's Touch, The Callahan Chronicals, The hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
excellent voices, male and female alike.
The Greatest Bar on Earth is out to save the Universe!
everyone should read the Callahan Books!
"Callahan's Key" is about as far from a Heinlein tale is you can get. Heinlein dealt with the individualist. Spider in this book became very political and 'Green'. His characters formed committees to work on problems. Heinlein characters felt that committees were creatures with many legs and no brains. This is too bad since the early Callahan tales in Analog had such potential.
I am a BIG Spider Robinson Fan. I have all of his Callahan books as well as the 2 books about Sally. I was really happy to see this on Audible, and I see that they now have the Callahan Chronicles. I hope Audible gets all of the Callahan titles and some of Spider's other work like "Free Lunch". It is a must have for anyone who likes to combine humor with sci-fi.
I loved this book. I am ready for more Spider and hope Audible contracts other works by the "New Heinlein". I am not usually a fan of hard sci-fi, but Mr. Robinson softens it so deftly with the addition of such great characters. It ended much to soon for me and left me wanting more.