I had read another of Heinlein's books about the same characters (Time Enough for Love) where he was writing about Lazerus Long as he looked back on a v-e-r-y long life. So when I found this one I had to have it. It was a delight as I listened to the beginning of the history of the Howard Family and their fight to survive against their short-lived kin and incidentally became the first people to voyage to the stars. There was some overlap in the two storylines but the details were more fleshed out in Children.
If I had this book in paperback it would probably be in a definitely worn condition because I would want to read it again and again.
Just 4 minutes in, the story disintergrated to gibberish. Repeated itself and sounds that had absolutely nothing to do with the story intruded. Called audible.com on 5/28/12. They said would take off my account, give refund, and would e-mail when fixed. 6/15/12 still waiting for credit and email. 6/15/12 was once again promised credit and this time promised $10 gift certificate (got that). Will give another review when I get a chance to listen to story.
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