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.
Timeless story, narration perfect! In addition to being a science fiction masterpiece, it is an excellent commentary on sociology. Google "hard sci-fi" if you don't know what it is.
The character development for a few characters stop short for the sake of plot and story. The main character views and explained were very helpful when needed for understanding or questions. Much more realistic as a science fiction genre with questions of politics and the meta physical. Great opening book to become hooked with this author. Give it a listen.