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.
Some sections were so well written that I was compelled to keep going, others sections were simply arduous. The underlying sexism was appalling and reminded me of Barbarella, another "gem" from the sixties.