This Heinlein Classic was one of his great libertarian platforms, and a fun read too. I found the reader in this rendition to be dull, and the recording had weird discontinuities in it that sounded like short sections of a different person.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys military sci-fi. It's a classic, though some might find it too slow-paced compared to some contemporary works.
The narrator is competent. Neither adds nor detracts from the story. Weakest point is the lack of variety in character voices.
The editing was sloppily done. All the corrections sound like they were recorded in a different space with different equipment, which means there are sentences throughout the book that sound muffled and a bit fuzzy compared to the rest of the book. It doesn't spoil the book, but it's distracting.
Loved the book, only thing ican say about the narration is at times it felt like they had someone else narrating and the cut it together in editing. Not sure if it was my phone causing that, but otherwise liked it.
The book feels authentic and is a good military story well written. Still easy to feel the same controversy as when the book was released, due to the strong fascist overtones of the book. Easy to cathegorize as a classic, and recommended - albeit with a small caution to younger readers with regards to its political discussions (mainly, 'do not take for granted everything one reads').
Performance is competent yet bland, and in my opinion detracts from the story. It is good enough to make it through the book without annoyance.
A classic sci fi that I have long loved. This is a great story and it is well told.
However, the audio recording gets muffled from time to time, which can be very distracting. As well, whenever a character says `huh?', the narrator says it with the exact same tone and inflection. No matter the speaker, place, or context. Again, distracting.
Those details aside, it is worth every penny.
Heinlein is awesome as always, this book addresses military aspects but much more important is his critique of how important the right to vote is and why we squander it away. His arguments are interesting and even if you disagree with him they will make you think deeply about them.
The producer that spliced in re-recorded dialog should be banned from ever touching an audiobook again. The corrections literally sound like they were phoned in and just spliced near where they should be. Dialog is repeated around the splice and it jars the listener from the story.