"Classic Heinlein Story". Robert Heinlein's "juvenile novels" were a gateway to interesting teens about science fiction. When I first read the book when I was 14 years old, I was hooked - Heinlein has been my favorite author my entire life!
I enjoyed the view point from the teen characters when I was growing up - now that I'm 50 years old I enjoyed guessing the subterfuge going on in the background!
The description of what it would be like to be on a space voyage contrasted with what it was like on another planet is always eye opening and fun!
The narration was done well. Not award winning, but it didn't get in the way of the story. I always prefer multiple actors voices.
Yes! :) I usually listen to it on the way to and from work.
Highly recommended for anyone wanting to read great classic science fiction or to interest their children in reading sci-fi.
I believe this audio version is as good as the print version of Podkayne of Mars. Emily Janice Card captured the character essence of Podkayne, her brother, and the other characters, something that I thought could only be done well by reading the book! Thanks, Ms. Card for doing an excellent job!
The duality of Podkayne's view of what was happening with just enough context for someone to note that there was a LOT going on that Podkayne couldn't see. The clues in what she noticed but did not fully understand gives the reader a chance to look beyond Podkayne's view and anticipate what might happen next.
This is my first Emily Janice Card performance - in fact I didn't even know she did audible books before I downloaded this book. As soon as I heard her name, I suspected that she was related to Orson Scott Card and I knew I was in for a treat! Sci-Fi runs in the family!
I empathized with Podkayne's capture and her fear for her future. I think Emily Janice Card really captured the essence of Robert Heinlein's characterization.
I've read every single Robert Heinlein novel between my age of 15 and 49. I've been pleased to listen to the Audibles - they form a backdrop to my morning and evening commutes. I've been pleasantly surprised by the rediscovery of the books; and like Podkayne, my maturity has allowed me to see the undercurrents and political views of Mr. Heinlein in a broader context. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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