Some obvious revisions/edits to the voice recording, but not really distracting. I love the story and it clearly shows where video games HALO and ODST got dinner of their inspiration.
The story itself is a great if dated war story.
This gentleman did not want to narrate this book and he made it VERY plain. I loved this book as a child he spoiled it.
yes and no I knew the story but the narrator needs to find a diffrent job if he does not want the one he has just saying......
The story is classic Heinlein - boy learn skills and uses them and in between we get lots of cheap sociology and psychology. Not the strongest Heinlein of this kind but not the weakest. Lots of fun if you like this style.
The problem is the performance - the book is read in a monotonic tone, almost text-to-speech.
Also, you can really hear the editing. It seems like corrections and touch up and were done by different narrator or maybe the same one with very different recording equipment. This is annoying.
great book. the narration needs work. it almost seems like it was read as an abridged version then gone back through and with a different microphone or possibly a different narrator the unabridged parts were rerecorded and edited in. very distracting. but the story does make up for it.
I enjoy the military science fiction genre and this book was ahead of its time especially with the introduction of technology copied by so many other authors.
I have two other Robert Heinlein Books which I enjoy very much and was recommended this book because it was supposed to be his best. Although well written, the story is disjointed and goes nowhere. There was very little philosophy like his other books. the narration was good except there were many sentences that were 'redone' in a slightly different voice which was distracting.
I found the book to be boring and oddly flat in its militaristic bullshit. I loved the moon is a harsh mistress and stranger in a strange land but this was waaaay worse than them. the narrator was boring and read it like a soap opera. all around pretty bad.
The story is great. The author was confident enough in the characters and story to avoid unnecessary details about the actual fighting just to make it seem more exciting.
unfortunately the editing was very poor, almost every chapter has random clips of clearly unprocessed audio and long pauses. The reading itself was fine enough.
I absolutely love listening to books as well as reading print. Audible is crucial to getting through my day.
So I don't know if I liked this book or not, but I acknowledge it's quality and the conversation it provides. I get that it's not an action sci fi, more of a sociological book, but I think it failed in that regard and that's why I knocked it down a few stars. It feels like JUST the radio speech Galt gives in Atlas Shrugged without any of the quality narrative surrounding the speech. It spent more time preaching than selling me on the society under these rules.
The memoir of a soldier appeal is truly what kept me reading. I know it's nit picking but after his section about "spanking children solving the world's problems speech" I was a bit less interested in what Heinlein had to say. This is worth a read, but keep your mind active and ready to think.