Heinlein wrote a number of "juvenile" SF in his early years. These books read/listen just fine for adults. "Tunnel in the Sky" and "Citizen of the Galaxy" are two of his best. I don't like the full cast audio format but that doesn't detract from the story. Whether you're 16 or 60, this is worth the credit.
Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.
This was one of Hienlein's Scribners Junvinal's well read pioneering story.
Highly recommended for young teens and any Heinlien fan.
I enjoyed them both the voice for rod walker was to young sounding to me
Jimmy was my favorite cause he always had something smart to say
certain parts did both or at least want to
this is a great book for a young teen
Absolutely, Heinlein's juvenile series should be required reading for junior & senior high school kids. I wish I had known about this series when I was a kid. All of the books including this book give real lessons on how to get things done, science and math and, in my opinion, builds interest in science and engineering.
Rod Walker. The story shows him growing into the role as leader. It also shows how a good education will help you through tough situations. In Heinlein's juvenile books he shows cultural differences without making them an issue between characters. That sets a good example.
Excellent. Good voices and personalities.
Teamwork, Friendship & loyalty will get you through most any situation.
Parents and teachers should give the Heinlein books a serious look as an educational tool and reading for english courses. If you did not read them as a youth they are a good read.
I have read this on paper 4 or 5 times. The full cast performance was enjoyable. The story was as good this time as the first.
Looking for a good first Heinlein? This is a great way to start.
If you enjoy Starship Troopers, you will enjoy this story.
I will listen to it again. The characters voices come alive and are not just a casual read of the story. Well done!
After having read the book 10+ times over the years, it was an unexpected pleasure to find it in audio, and even more enjoyable that the performances were so true to the book and what I felt they should have been.
A great listen for teens starting to get into sci-fi of Heinlein's youth based works and for his fans in general.
I would try to make the book feel more sci-fi. As it stands it falls into a very common survival story. If some more science fiction elements could have been added it would have been preferable. But as it stood it was group survival on another planet. The book as a whole sounded like a counter to Lord Of The Flies as to what people would do in a survival setting. While there isn't anything wrong with that, its not exciting because we know the characters have been trained for this sort of thing.
My next listen will be Shattered by Kevin Hearne
David Baker did a good job on this performance. He is one of the readers that tries to differentiate between male and female voices and overall he does a really good job of it. Each character sounded unique. Emotions were conveyed properly.
Tunnel is the Sky is worth listening too if you enjoy survival stories and social commentary.
Listen to it if you like Heinlein stuff so you can say you have. Otherwise only do it if you like survival stories heavy on the social commentary.
Yes I would as its a great story of the will to over come all odds and survive.
The moment I liked best ie where Helen and the Deacon come through the gate to talk with Rod and try to convince him to come back while trying to be very easy with him.
No I Don't think I have heard him before but I found that he was a very great reader.
Survival in the Outlands. Watch how the youth who traveled through the gate and are temporally lost due to a super nova!
This was my first Heinlein and always my favorite. The story opened my eyes to new worlds of adventure and new ways of thinking.
The full cast reading was a bit disappointing, good readers are rare enough but trying to find 8-10 for one story, impossible.