What a brilliant concept - the Moon has become a little bit like the American colonies and a little like post-penal colony Australia, and is now ready for independence. This is the story of a war, told largely from the viewpoint of a clever, moral, and good-natured computer technician. The voice actor hits the most important voices squarely on the head, especially the four lead characters of the story. His best performance is that of Mycroft, the sentient computer who grows more human throughout the story. Five stars across the board.
I have and I will! The narrator is amazing, giving each character their own feel and personality. He does accents, inflections, and tones of voice all very well. Seriously an amazing audio book.
Mike, for sure.
Amazing story telling, great voices, and his accents are all amazing.
The ending, moved me to tears. If you don't cry a little then you aren't human.
The best audio book out there, bar none. If you only choose one book to listen to, this should be it. Don't let the SF label put you off, great read with a good message.
This one one of my favorite Heinlein books and the audible version did not disappoint. Great narration of a sci fi classic.
He is definitely one of the deans of science fiction(?) and as with so many other of his books he should be listened to closely for current relevance and spendid political and social analysis. Narraration was a bit different but Mr. James was still interesting. Get it and enjoy.
This is less a book about science fiction and more a story about a revolution.
I would have pitted Mike against a similar Earth bound computer as was suggested could have been a possibility. It would have added a little more drama. Similarly, Mike could have been playing tricks with the lunar revolutionaries which would have also gone along with his initial character construction.
In any event, I wish the story had been told from Mike's perspective.
It's not the best I've listened to, best definately worth the credit.
The awakening of the computer called Mike, the descriptions of life on the moon, and the battle for freedom.
Yes it was.
I like a wide varitety of novels and while this book was written well before my time the story is relevant to these times. I typicall read more modern day novels, buy the story telling of Heinlein keeps drawing me back in to want to listen to more of his novels. This is the fourth book of his I've listened to and like his others well worth the credit.
Yes, great performance
It was a smart, stimulating read
I believe this is his best performance, "Starship Troopers" was the only one of his performances I didn't care for
TANSTAAFL!!! (There ain't no such thing as a free lunch)
I've never read the print edition.
I have not.
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
I have not read the print version
The political ideas described.
Professor Bernardo de la Paz
Liberty or Death!
A superb production of one of Heinlein's greatest novels! The "inside baseball" choice of Manny speaking with a Russian accent and with a "guy at a bar" laconic recitation of history make this a performance I will treasure, and listen to many, many times in the future as well as recommend to my Heinlein fan friends.
Kudos to Lloyd James for a wonderful performance!