The story, one of my favorites, is as engrossing as it is thought provoking. I've read it in print-form more times than I can recall, and I'm always riveted by the protagonist's story and the moral basis for his world (even if the author gets preachy pretty often).
My love for this novel was nearly ruined by the narrator and the quality of the performance.
While his diction and pronunciation, particularly with non-English words is precise, he has zero emotion. He reads with the disinterest of a student reciting a passage in class. For a story that often dives deeply into the core of the protagonist's psyche, this is incongruous to say the least.
The recording quality is also marginal. The audio occasionally lapses into a flat echo, as if the reader had his head in a 10 gallon bucket.
I honestly cannot recommend this audio book. Read the book instead.
One of my favorite books, but read and produced horribly. Deserves more. I'm actually tempted to write the studio and complain, and won't buy anything from them or the narrator again. So bad this is the first review I've written with dozens of titles listened to.
narrator and story was great. the only problem occurred randomly. you quickly find that for one or two sentences the volume drops and it sounds like someone else is talking. this may result in you missing those one or two sentences and became very annoying. overall though a great story to listen to.
This book typically appears on the short list of top science fiction books ever written. Any fan of science fiction has probably already read this book--maybe more than once. I would recommend this to someone who is not a hardcore science fiction fan but interested in sampling the genre. The worst thing that ever happened to this book was the 1990s movie that did not do it justice. The movie simply borrowed a loose plot from the book and missed all the key points and ideas that Heinlein was trying to present. Non-science fiction fans may have a bad impression about this book based on the movie--don't let the movie stand in the way of a good read.
I like to read and listen to Science, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Military, History, and Thillers.
This is just a great book. There are a lot of interesting points of view given and even if you don't agree with them they are still thought provoking ideas.
The novel is a must for any sci-fi fan wanting to know the genre's history. Unfortunately, numerous overdubs that do not match the reader's voice mar an otherwise great audiobook.
Terrific story, coming of age, military basic, Honor of The Corps... The kind of stuff Heinlein did best. I've read it a half dozen times, listened to it two or three and the story is still interesting.
Narrator improves about a quarter through the book.
Fantastic story; way better than the movie. read the book three times now. Buying the actual book very soon.