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.
I'm so glad most of Heinlein's juvies are available on audio. I hope they record the rest of them soon.
Psychic links across time and space allowing interstellar exploration! What a great idea! I just had to look past Heinlein's wacko views about women and his recurring incest theme, and then the book was actually very enjoyable and memorable.