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.
Overall, I enjoyed the story, but it was difficult getting past all of the sexism. The comment about 9 out of 10 women being responsible for the own rape was way to much.
There is plenty to enjoy about this story and the narration is terrific. This book kept me enthralled on drives to work and I even found myself sitting in the parking lot until I reached the end of a chapter. Give it a try!
I think if you don't mind being preached at this book is for you. I felt that the main goal was to get readers into some type of wacky religion.
Something science fiction and not by this author
He did a great job
The main character
IMO I thought it was just way to out there and the ending really sucked, I was expecting something a lot better. It's like the author didn't have anything more in them for a good ending.
The narrator did a great job. It was easy to distinguish and imagine the different characters.