I really enjoyed listening to this story! Stewart wrote a timeless tale about what would happen just a few generations after the fall of civilization that focuses on the nature of man and our conditioning as much as what will happen to what we've made. One man's journey to an end that isn't a blaze of glory but the everyday end that so many of us will relate too.
I probably should write reviews so soon after listening, but sometimes a story just moves us and we have to speak. This is one of those stories.
I really enjoyed the parts of the dialogue (external and internal) of the main characters where the aphasia comes into play. The words Mr. King uses to give the feeling of how it is to have this issue are sometimes quite unexpected but also well chosen. I can feel the meaning of what the character wants to say, but can also see an underlining meaning. I love the layers to the book in general and the dialogues in particular.
I quite enjoyed his performance. Mr. Slattery often delivers his reading with much of the same rhythms and cadences Mr. King does when he reads his own work.
Although I will probably listen to this again, as I usually listen to my Heinlein often, it won't be any time soon. Having four narrators was probably the best way to present the four different viewpoints, but the narrator for DeeTee sounded too much like a little girl and didn't pull off the male voices as well as the other female narrator.
If you like Heinlein, you'll enjoy this. I'm glad that the estate is releasing more and more of his stories on audio!
Although I haven't even finished the first half, I can already tell this wasn't the best choice for me. The author has a definate conservative and (christian) religious bent. As a liberal non-christian, I'm just glad that he's not as preachy as LeHaye.
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