A strong Like..
Even better than thou art god..
Somewhat as good as ever ..
Parallels the passion of Christ, with interplanetary signification ..
this amazing book takes you through the life of a human raised among an alien race. by the end of the book you'll question your own moral values and want to grok with the universe
Read this over thirty years ago and just finished it again. I still recommend this story
I have no idea how this became a famous book. It is extremely fifties and offensive regarding how the women are spoken to. None of the woman think for themselves, take independent actions or take any actions that affect the story. Also, there is virtually no plot. It was mostly boring, more hippie fantasy than science fiction, and the purpose of the book doesn't seem to be to entertain but to prosletize polygamy. Blown away at how bad the writing was for such a recommended book. It had a kind of interesting begining, a kind of interesting end, with a very boring and mildly offensive middle. Save your money.
The story requires a lot of thinking about society and people. It was first published in the 1960s. When I first read it I was in junior high school. As a much older listener this audio version holds up well over time and still makes me consider cause and effect. I recommend it for those seeking truth and God with an open mind. It is a very significant science fiction novel and worth your time. Heinlein isn't one of my favorite sci-fi writers.
Whenever I feel sad, lost or depressed, rereading this classic from the sixties helps me belive that we''ll be able to change, love and accept life in a positive way, adapting ourselves to whatever change is required to find , become and achieve good results . This time was no exception. Thank you Audible . (As in "Thanks , I needed that!")
Stories certainly not for everybody. Like the title says, most of VMS's story is never shown, but discussed during the philosophical discussions of the other characters; not that the content of the discussions are meaningful or entertaining, but for a story about godlike psychic discovering his humanity through sex, there is a lot of an old man scolding people and a reporter being morally outraged.
The performance is amazing, with Jubal actually being my favorite; kept thinking of a Morgan Freeman-esque Southerner.
I wish I had gotten around to listening to this science fiction classic years ago. It's a real gem, very well worth the time.