Born a "Boomer". Joined the "Now" generation. Recently realized Now has become Then.
I learned many things I would not have guessed in fomenting a revolution.
I recall being very impressed with Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land", when read 50 years ago. I will seek out more of his and Lloyd James woks.
I have to state that first, the narrator gave the main character a Russian accent. I really didn’t like it at first, but after this first chapter I was hooked. The narrator does a fantastic job with all the different characters and switching between them flawlessly. I really was impressed with the range that he was able to pull off. The book itself probably isn’t for everyone. Heinlein is very up in your face about both libertarianism and sexual freedom. If either of those make you uncomfortable then this probably isn’t the book for you. As for the story, it’s a little out there. The earth started sending criminals to a colony on the moon. Once there they had to send resources, mostly food, back to an over populated earth. Then after some convenient circumstances they are on their way to fighting for freedom. Overall, if you’re a Heinlein fan or looking for some decent Sci-Fi then it’s a good listen.
A poor narrator can ruin even the best story. That isn't the case here. Lloyd James told a great tale. All characters were unique. Will look for more books read by him.
Old Broad with Keyboard
I read the book when I was in my early teens the first time & fell in love with Mike & Manny. I read it & all of the other Heinlein books that I own again & again & was thrilled to find it in Audiobook form. I know it's classed as SciFi but Mike & Manny could be any two people in any country today who accidentally start a revolution. What a blast.
I love the scene on earth where Diplomat Manny lovingly describes his family to the shock & horror of the self-righteous stick-in-the-muds on earth.
This book always makes me laugh out loud. And sometimes brings on a tear or two. A Thoroughly enjoyable book.
Read this book many times and bought the audible book on sale. Almost returned it because of the thick accent the narrator gave the main character. Really distracting and somewhat hard to understand. A friend bought this audible book and never finished it. I blame the narrator and producer.
Not the sort of book I'd read or listen to twice. I usually like Heinlein. Not this book though.
The reader failed to pause between chapters. It felt like a race to say the next chapter number.
Make it into a story and forget the philosophical and political monologue.
Just everything. I only listened to 3/4 of the first part, but I only got that far because he was such an excellent and entertaining narrator. I'm going to seek him out in the future if the books are not by this new, weird, version of Robert Heinlein.
omg, no. You'd have to write an actual story.