I originally read Starship Troopers about 10 years ago. At the time I thought that Heinleins beliefs were rather extreme, and fascist. Now, with you and yours experience, I'm starting to see the wisdom in a lot of his ideas. I don't necessarily agree with everything he says, but its not as outrageously offensive as it was when I was younger.
The novel is fantastic, I listen on my commute and have conversation starters when I get home or work.
There are a few phrases that needed to be spliced into the reading. It was a night distracting but one lasts a sentence or two.
I liked Starship troopers greatly, for anyone looking for a military/civics intellectual read, this is good.
The audio is hampered by multiple takes, often with clearly different tones and recording qualities in the same sentence. Tough to get past, but the book is good none the less.
I loved the movie so much i wanted to check the book out. Boy was i disappointed. Opportunities to really paint an awesome picture were tossed aside in 5 seconds with almost 5th grade level story telling. Like when they are touching down for the first time on the bug planet, the writer could have easily created an awesome, tense, and exciting picture describing this event, but instead ended up going, "Then we launched.....then we were on the ground"...Not the exact words, but i promise you, im not exaggerating. Kinda disappointed.
loved the story. there was mixed audio in some places. it sounded like old narration. minus that, the story itself is very good and ahead of its time.
The story was awesome! Way better than the movie for sure! The ideas they have and philosophy discussed was very intriguing. Makes you think that if in America we could screen idiots from voting the county would probably be better. The narrating was decent. Could have been better. Still worth the listen!