I can literally listen to this book several times a year and still find new levels and meaning in it. The characters are rich, the story is engaging, the mirror this story provides us with which to look at our own perversions and insanities and brilliances still sharp after more than fifty years. The performer is amazing as well. This is a classic recording of a classic sci-fi story, one that does what all truly great science fiction does - it beautifully paints a tapestry of the human condition.
This is the most famous Science Fiction novel ever written for a reason. It is superb! Eminently satisfying it left me hungry for a sequel. At least we will see Jubal appear again in later stories featuring Lazarus Long. Mr Hurt delivered a talented performance with rich characterization of the players. I look foreard to hearing his next story.
Robert Heinlein at his best! That is why it was a classic read in the 70's. It was nearly a cult then when cults were common. It is a science fiction retelling of the second coming. Enjoy!
Setting aside the sandpaper effect of the roles of women and heterosexuality and intriguing look at humanity and the futility of religion.
I'm usually not the one writing lenghtly review but I feel if one book, then this definiely worth it.
Its so rare to find books nowadays that truly challenge the reader in its preconceptions of our world, way of life, morals, norms and things we live as tabus.
But added to this its the very logical, very followable and quite understandable explanations to these "challenges" make the book so compleling. I found myself actively thinking on about all these questions between my "reading sessions" even until today.
I reread/relisten the book just to get on these trains of throughs again.
In addition the characters are just simply great and the character development is a joy to watch and follow.
Definitely a recommend!!
What more can I say?
If all you've read/listened to of Heinlein's books before getting here is "Have space suit, will travel" you might want to watch out for this one. It starts out fairly "innocent", but gets into much less so later on. Heavy on the philosophy, this book has inspired the formation of an actual church. Despite the fact, mind you that Heinlein's himself always claimed he was just trying to write a good book.
I would recommend this book to my friends because it's a great book.
Way to many books to write them all out.
He read the book well.
When Valentine Michael Smith was found.