The main character is Eastern European. Unfortunately, the narrators interpretation makes me think I'm listening to "Rocky and Bullwinkle"
I pair it with other of heinleins works, except his other, amazing pieces of science fiction, don't require the narrator to sound like a drunken racist imitating a (fake) Russian accent
The narrator was so busy trying to sound "exotic?" that none of the characters came across as their deep, vivid personalities deserve. I recommend Samuel L. Jackson, only because it would make me very happy
Everything but the narration was very great, the rest was only insulting
Please, please don't let this narrator pretend he is from east Europe anymore. I feel genuinely disappointed that I could dislike a book by heinlein
Divorced old opinionated judgmental politically incorrect smarta55. If you agree with me, fine. If not, also fine.
"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" How correct and timely this book is even though it was written years ago. "That which is immoral for one person to do to another is also immoral for a group to do to an individual".
The Russian accent was thick, plus some unfamiliar words made it a bit hard to follow at first, but excellent narration overall once my ears calibrated.
enjoyed every monent. performance captured varied cultures of mixed luna society. enhanced enjoyability emmencely. dated only due to lack of enhanced technology from mondern perspective
Heinlein is a timeless master. I read this the first time in high school and just finished the audio version. Honestly I loved the audio version better than the book.
I'm amazed at the reviews that call the book dated or boring. Yes, there are few explosions and lots of dialogue but dialogue creates characters and worlds rich enough to be worth caring about. Heinlein succeeds beautifully at this while serving up his rich political ideals.
It is a big story with lots of ideas about politics military the state that all tie-in very nicely together. I love the artificial intelligence
I was first introduced to this book in an anthropology class named Science Fiction and Social value. The instructor pointed out numerous aspects of the book, from it being written literally with a Russian accent, often dropping articles, to the range of emotions. Lloyd James does an outstanding job of providing the proper emotion and inflection to make this audiobook a truly compelling experience. I have to admit, it was among my first purchases when I joined Audible years ago and I listen to it at least once a year.
Currently an Apocalypse listener most of my titles I have read are Apocalypse other than books not on my profile such as the Dresden Files
This is s fantastic work done by a master storyteller. Conveying a blend of philosophy and ethics in a way only Heinlein can while challenging us to think about our actions and our decisions pressuring is to realize perhaps the tried and true isn't always the right