Atwood, KS | Listener Since 2009
The BOOK is OK!
Other productions of Heinlein, by FCA, which are FUN-TASTIC are: THE STAR BEAST, THE ROLLING STONES, FARMER IN THE SKY, PODKAYNE OF MARS and THE RED PLANET.
The FCA team just did not seem as "enthused" about this book as they were in The Star Beast and The Rolling Stones, for example. In TSB and TRS, the narration make the books come alive! In SC, the narration seemed, to me, dull...kinda like they were just "reading the book"!
None! The BOOK is great! My Son and I have read Space Cadet probably 50 times during my life!
In Full Cast Audio's productions of The Star Beast and The Rolling Stones, Podkayne of Mars, The Red Planet and Farmer in The Sky (all by Robert Heinlein), the cast made those books become more alive than any Hollywood movie ever could! However, in SC (which I was chomping at the proverbial bit awaiting FCA's release) the cast just did not seem quite "right" for the book, in my opinion. Perhaps it is because my son and I don't watch TV, and listen to audiobooks instead (we listen together! I like them as much as he does!), and the fact that we have listened to The Star Beast, The Rolling Stones, Farmer in the Sky, The Red Planet and Podkayne of Mars so often that we were just expecting the quality of those productions from Full Cast Audio...or...maybe we have just listed to those too much! We WILL listen to Space Cadet again and again, I am sure! My son and I will spend many more hours together istening to the FCA stuff, from Heinlein and others...overall, Full Cast Audio cannot be beat!
First, I do own a television, nor do I care to blindly sit in front of the idiot box and allow my mind to turn to spittle!
That said...this book is great! On a cool fall night, I love to bring a cup of tea into my warm nest, and listen with my mind's eye to a great adventure...Citizen of the Galaxy is a tale I will listen to again and again!
The evolution of Thorby from slave boy to the most powerful guy in the solar system!
When Thorby would not sign the deceptive releases by the shyster, Uncle Jack!
Audiobook stories allow one's mind to expand and grow! Heinlein has caused my mind to expand alot with this one!
The narrator brings the words TO LIFE!
Another fantastic book by Patrick is TO THE DEATH. Wonderful story...full of details that make the story come alive!
I suffer from chronic pain (from a spinal injury) and from chronic atypical migraine headaches (both from an auto accident). Consequently, I have a lot of "down time", where I have to retreat to a cold, dark room for up to 5 days at a time. Thank the Lord, I can still listen to music or books, and audiobooks have provided many hundreds of hours of diversion for me. The narrator, Charles Leggett, has a God-given ability to take the words, and the intent of the words by the author, and make those words COME ALIVE, and turn those into an "audio masterpiece"! I don't watch TV, choosing to listen to radio, music and audiobooks instead. I wll certainly listen to more of Mr Leggett's narration...if the source material interests me, that is!
Too many to list!
The perfect narrator for this book by Patrick Robinson!
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