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Jim McClarty

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  • Stranger in a Strange Land

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2472)
    Performance
    (1056)
    Story
    (1068)

    Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, who arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, and finally, a messiah.

    Harris says: "A Parable for the Ages"
    "Too long, too stuck in 1960's America."
    Overall

    I read the reviews and the listened to the book, and the reviewers were right. This book is packed with meaning and loaded with politcal and religios commentary. I apreciated the Author's critique of relgion, though I did not see the alternative ofered as workable or worth attempting. I was most displeased with the barbeic view of women that was put forth througout the book. I was forced to remember that this book as witten in the late fifties, when women and dark-skinned people received even less equal treatment. Overall the book was an intersting story, but perhaps an abridged version would be a better choice. The long winded explanations were unnecessary to the flow of the story.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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