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Dale

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  • Methuselah's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (212)
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    After the fall of the American Ayatollahs as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land and chronicled in Revolt in 2100, the United States of America at last fulfills the promise inherent in its first Revolution: for the first time in human history there is a nation with Liberty and Justice for All. No one may seize or harm the person or property of another, or invade his privacy, or force him to do his bidding. Americans are fiercely proud of their re-won liberties and the blood it cost them; nothing could make them forswear those truths they hold self-evident. Nothing except the promise of immortality…

    Rey says: "Another brilliant work by RAH"
    "Classic RAH"
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    Where does Methuselah's Children rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I bought this to add to my Robert A. Heinlein stash of audiobooks. This is the first unabridged recording I have come across, at least that was worth listening to. There was one done as a book for the blind years and years ago, but the woman reading was *horrible*. Is this a good book? Yes, absolutely. Is it a *great* book, no, but I didn't feel cheated listening to it. Much of the "eh" factor was the somewhat 2-dimensional characters, but knowing who Lazarus Long would become in later books helped. The only downside to the audio version is I THINK -- and this may be my faulty memory -- that there was a brief little intro in the printed version describing the beginnings of the Howard Familiies that isn't on the audiobook. I don't have a printed copy to check, so I may easily be wrong.If you're a Heinlein fan, by all means get this. If this is your first Heinlein book, I would recommend Have Space Suit Will Travel or The Rolling Stones above Methuselah's Children as a first read. If you're a fan of Lazarus Long, read Time Enough For Love.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Sadly, the most interesting part of the book was the depiction of how easily society in general -- so-called "normal people" -- can turn from being your friendly neighbors into a mindless mob when they don't get something they want, even if that something doesn't exist!


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Andrews' performance was adequate if not inspired. I've heard better readers but I've certainly heard worse. I'd want to hear more examples of his work before I write him off completely.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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