Definitely not - I love the book, I'd better re-read it again. It is fortunate that I already knew the book, otherwise I would have dropped it. Bronson Pinchot is a very good narrator - just not for female voices and not for Heinlein.
All of them as it is a very well told story that maintains an ideal balance of characters, plot, humor and sheer joy of life.
Actually I did not particularly like it. His Oscar is very good. But others... Why use a funny accent for Rufo? - after the hero learned the languages, there is no reason to assume that Rufo talks with some ridiculous kind of accent (and those irritating hissing "sheeeeee"s are horrible). The gorgeous proud, smart and funny empress comes across more often than not as a simpering sniveling little maiden in distress - nothing could be farther from Heinlein's heroine.Heinlein himself practically never used funny accents or dialects - his heroes usually speak clear concise English and his humor is dry.
I love the duel with Cyrano de Bergerac in the Dark Tower.
I do hope not to hear a narrator to imitate crying in a book again ))) LOL that was so over the top I nearly switched it off for good.
Disappointed. Tons of sex with by default willing women and brilliant tactical solutions out of the hero's hat. No conflict, no struggle, except the very end.
Good narrator, bullshit of a text, disgrace to Heinlein's name.
I am a soldier. born with the soul of a hero. I do not get to exercise it hardly. but dear god I want to walk that road again.
I think I read the book twice and enjoyed revisiting it via audiobook. This is one that I have remembered and replayed pieces of in my head over they years. The good ones become part of you. This one is one of those
I loved them all
Bronson Pinchot is very talented. He uses different voices and different mannerisms for each character which gives an experience much different and better than just reading the book. Glory Road has long been one of my favorite books by my favorite author, and Pinchot made it just that much better.
I enjoy listening to books while I'm driving, which I do a lot of in my work. I like Sci-Fi, Thrillers, and Horror. Happy Reading!!! :)
Bronson Pinchot brings Glory Road and its characters to life in a way that pulls you into the story and keeps you there from start to finish. The story is excellent, and the narrator is as well. I will definitely be listening to this book again and again.
Definitely not my favorite heinlein book, seemed like a cheap attempt at Edgar rice Burroughs princess of Mars, also it just dragged on and on, I found myself bored and just trying to get to the end so I could at least say I finished it. If it weren't in audio form it would have read like a bible.....with even less sex
I enjoyed The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and I usually like fantasy more than sci-fi, so I thought I'd try Glory Road. The story is moderately interesting in the beginning when it's set on earth. But as soon as the fantasy elements show up, it gets bland. It's as if Heinlein thought that by writing fantasy instead of science fiction, he never had to think very hard about why anything happened.
As I read on, the sexism became harder and harder tolerate, and eventually I had to give up. The casual racism also makes the book hard to read. I know the book is a product of its time, but there are plenty of books from the same era that are much less problematic.