Cold War flavor in a rich tale of human triumph over injustice & poverty. Normalizing human social expression. Always teaching government, propaganda, economics.
In this book, Heinlein often rambles when making points. That was overlooked by most critics when first published due to the deep political and social context built and fulfilled by Heinlein. It is interesting that he presents several political holdings which are polar opposite when comparing this book to "Star Ship Troopers".
The performance is very enjoyable.
This is a SciFi classic. It contains a comprehensive vision of life on the moon, futures of computing and the balance between population and ecology.
This was the first science fiction book I ever read. I've read it many times since then and have enjoyed it every time. But listening to it absolutely blew me away. The narrator did an amazing job with all the characters, but especially Manny and Mike. This might just end up being the first audio book that I listen to twice.... I can't recommend this enough. If you are on the fence about it I promise you won't regret this purchase.
Narrator fantastic, wonderful with accents. Story is a little too in-depth with revolution strategy for my taste, but I would still recommend this highly for sci-fi or post-apocalyptic fans.
Heinlein at his best
well read. My imagination just like the original time I read it
the story was great and captivating. the narration was an interesting mix of accents and styles.
I just finished The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Really did not realize how big of an influence this book was on me, the first time I read it I was about 20. Rereading it 20 years later and I can see the influence of it on my opinions of militarism, compulsory laws, non-traditional relationship make ups, volunteerism and other libertarianish ideas that I have about the world.
This is a book that really stands the test of time even Heinlein use of technology does not feel as dated as it is. Maybe it is because we have not reach the level of technology discussed in the book. Or the Heinlein is just vague enough in his descriptions that you can get past some of the discrepancies. Not many books from the 1960s can hold up this way in my opinion. This received the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 1967 and boy did it deserve it. This book has a high place in my heart as one of the best works of fiction I have ever read.
Who would I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in science fiction, libertarianism, volunteerism or free market ideas. Heinlein does a lot of political and social chest thumping in this book but personally that is when I think he is at his best.
I wanted escapism...All I got was a political treatise on nation building. Not worth my time. Or my credits.