The idea of a post WWII world where the US lost the war was so intriguing that I thought I just had to give this one a listen.... I nearly shut it off several times! I can deal with the silly accents any reader tries in performing a reading, if the story is good. This one fell far short of "good". It was the kind of story that just starts becoming rich and interesting then dries out. Tries again at interesting then dies out again. Finally leaving you at the end of the book wondering why you wasted your time with it at all. All along the way I kept wondering where the story was going only to realize at the end it had no destination, conclusion or even a cogent thought. It was a dismal entertainment failure and the only thought it provoked was should I continue this audio torture or shut it off and count it a loss. I chose the torture! Do yourself a favor, don't choose torture....
From beginning to end this one was a fantastic story! It is interesting, moving, intriguing and thought provoking. And certainly story which is quite relevant for today’s times, especially if you have kids. I found it a fantastic read which drew me closer to God while it touched my heart and made me think. It will give you strong reassurances about God's love for you, how He relates to us His children, who the Holy Spirit is, why Jesus had to die for you and ultimately what God's purpose for you is. It is a fast paced, entertaining read that will be totally worth your time. I absolutely loved it and will listen to it again again!
I enjoyed the book. It was a fast read and kept my interest well. Not quite as good as the movie. The ending was different and I thought the movie tied things up better and made it more exciting. If this is truly a factual story, it has killed my desire to try my luck at the cassino. Not all together a bad thing!
This one was a great read! It didn't follow the typical boy is an idiot, boy discovers he has amazing powers, boy winds up winning the girl, the fame and the world, bla, bla, bla... that so many scifi/fantasy stories do. For an older book, it seemed up to date enough to me to hold my interest. In fact, I found myself impressed that Heinlein wrote such a contemporary story so long ago. I enjoyed it very much and will look into more Heinlein books.
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