Classic Sci Fi
I do not remember listening to Barrett Whitener before, but his read carried me to the stars with the charactors. It does help to have good material but Whitener brought it to life. His voice fit the book.
I enjoy true sci fi such as this book.
The reader was great and I love classic science fiction, so I would recommend this to a friend. I was disappointed that all the plot and character development that seemed so important in the middle of the story line seemed to rush to a finish. It may be a style of that time or the genre at that time, but I wished the strength of the tale and the people in it had kept that momentum till the end. Maybe it's the author's comment on all of us and our lives - we just sort of drizzle out and stop?
Robert Heinlein is one of my favorite writers and Time for the Stars was one of my favorite childhood books.
While his reading was competent enough, Barrett Whitener completely missed Heinlein's voice and made Tom sound like a sad sack through the whole book. Heinlein is known for his smart, sassy, self-reliant characters. I kept finding myself repeating lines in my head with the proper inflection. It was distracting and disappointing.
A boy travels on an interstellar spacecraft, and we "learn" something about the theory of relativity and telepathy...
I like the human story in this, and I like the science lesson for young adults regarding relativity. The novel was supposed to have been targeted at young adults. However, the telepathy stuff reads more like "fantasy" than "sci-fi."
The warnings about overpopulation on Earth are important. It is interesting that Heinlein was informed about this problem in 1956 but now in 2012 most humans have no idea that a problem exists.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
Great plot. Good performance. Some reviewers didn't agree, but I felt it was just right.
My first experience with Heinlein and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The characters are well developed and I was impressed with the thoughtfulness. This is not just a SciFi book. Of course, if you can't go there (to SciFi) then this is not for you.(I'm 64, read SciFi when younger, and bought this audible book on a whim, just to see what Heinlein was like. It surprised me.)
It is just OK. I am a Heinlein fan- thisw is not his best
The concept of telepathy for communication
The naration did not add to the experience
If they enjoyed sci-fi
I liked the slow pace. The dialogue was stiff and too formal.
yes. It had some very interesting ideas about space and time and a future in which humans are exploring those concepts with adventure
I loved this book for the first half- it felt like a fabulous set-up for an adventure, and I was pumped! Then it just sort of fizzled out, and I felt as though nothing too exciting had happened. I cared about the characters less at the end than when I first met them. The relationships and characters don't evolve, and the interactions between them feel flat. I still enjoyed the overall experience somewhat, as it posed some cool ideas about the (fantastical) reality future explorations of space, and there are some interesting scenes. PS- I am not typically a sci-fi fan, I am more of a fantasy nerd.
Yes, it's an easy listen and it's one I wouldn't mind listening to while working.
It's similar to other Heinlein you novels. Starman Jones, which is probably my favorite and Citizen of the Galaxy.
It was a solid performance.
It had a pretty neat concept, a nice mixture of hard and soft sci-fi
Just a good light read
Simply wonderful complete story, from start to finish, Heinlein's style of story telling never gets old, though it sounds like it was set in the 50's, very good ideas and interesting characters. Though the ending was startling at who the main character marries at the end.
The complex trip through the galaxy, and the honesty at the perils the people had to face.
No, but he was good.
Good listen, just as good as star ship troopers.
This is somewhat of a biased review. This was he first sci-fi book that I ever read during my time in grade school. Since that time I have revisited and reread this book several times over the intervening years. It is the book that really got me into sci-fi ending with me working for NASA and now working in the private Space sector. I find that the story behind the book is very sound and realistic and timeless. It is still a great story after all these years and revisits. I was disappointed in the Narration. I felt it was more of a drone. I recognize that the story is from the main character's "diary" but when the main character has discussions with others some better portrayal of voices would have been expected. It almost turned everything into a monotone. Regardless, it is a great book and well worth revisiting and I will probably revisit more times before I move on to the next level.