This was a journey back to great old Sci Fi for me. Heinlien is still the best writer and I loved every minute of it.
Yes, but not possible.
I'm not sure I would have the narrator do the Russian accent. It was in tune with the book/character; but the voice in my head when reading the book wasn't accented so it took a bit of getting used to.
I know allot of people love this guys books, but to me he is worse than Stephen King. He goes, on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on. He creates social structures and political systems and use weak characters and weak story to color it in. Sorry he might be a legend but not in my books.
I seriously cannot hype this audio book enough. I never read it as a kid, but thanks to audible, I got to hear it performed by one of the very best reader/actors I have ever heard. Please listen to this amazing thoughtful exciting and intriguing book. You won't be disappointed, and you won't believe it was written during the early 1960's. Even more cool to people with a libertarian streak.
The reader is freaking fantastic. I loved the computer's voice (Mike) and how it evolved during the story (cracked me up throughout the book). Just plain awesome, surprising, thought-provoking.
As usual, I listened via Audible app on my Android phone.
I read this book in the 70's. It and 'Door into Summer' are my favorite Heinlein books. I gave both to my teenage son in the 90's and he also really liked this book. However, the audible version improved the book tenfold, a hundredfold! Lloyd james, the narrator, used accents - I didn't remember the Russian flavor - and also made Manuel a real person, not to mention Mike, Wyo, Prof, Finn, Stu, Mimi, Greg, Ludmilla.......
The professors suggestions of what their new government should look like. I remembered a lot of it from my first reading.
The trial of Stuart, the jury, including the explanation of Taanstafl, a phrase I used on my kids more than once.
Sorry, I am not real creative.
This is the second Heinlein book I downloaded. The other was 'Starman Jones'. I will be getting more of these, especially those narrated by Lloyd James.
Interesting book. I enjoyed it but it's more of
I've loved this book since I was a teenager but Llyod James' narration made me fall in love with all over again. In particular Manni's Russian accent brought home the mongrel multi-cultural nature of Luna.
Heinlein's story of revolution on the moon ropes you in early and holds your interest to the last page. Lloyd James did an outstanding job of narrating this book - the character voices were so colorfully varied that it was easy to forget that he was the only person reading.
Having read "Moon" for the first time, 30 years ago, and many times in between then and now, listening to this story, told in first person added just one more dimension to a story that is timeless. Yes the technology is obsolete, but even that aspect makes this a wonderful read. I marvel at what Heinlein envisioned and how so much more has become commonplace.
This is a story about a society built on the moon,that began as a prison. Earth dropped all their worse criminals onto the moon. then slowly the people who made it through the harsh environment, developed a society that, while different from Earth, worked for them.
Earth government continues to insist that the Moon must follow their orders and riots ensue. The rest of the story is about some daring freedom fighters and their self aware computer, Mike.
Lloyd James was an excellent speaker, using the faint Russian accent and terse speach of Manny to develop Manny's society and his personality and relationship to his world and other people in it. I did feel that his voice could have been pitched just a bit lower, but that's kinda nit picking.
This audio book kept my husband and I entertained all the way up to New York City and I recommend it highly!
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I think I did not read the same book everyone else read. I could not stand it. I have to stop in the middle. I could not take it anymore. It was very hard for me to believe that the author could not think on mobiles. The poor guy has to find a public phone for speaking to Mike. It was just too boring. I cannot recommend it. Sorry.
Maybe I could not believe the story.
Maybe it is not the kind of book for me.
The story is one of the best sci-fi about humans, machines, and politics. There's some good technology discussed ... mostly how rocks can be thrown at earth from the moon.
Conspiracies start with 3 people (or 4 if you include the AI computer). Tanstaafl, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
The reader's accent added to the story and he did a good job with all voices males and female.
The end of the book is particularly moving.