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  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (3158)
    Performance
    (1955)
    Story
    (1978)

    In what is considered one of Heinlein's most hair-raising, thought-provoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world. It is 21st-century Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But that's the problem with the inevitable: it always happens.

    Gerald says: "Very Good Interpretation"
    "Optomistic writing of a bygone era"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book overall. The narration worked for me, with different voices mostly distinguishable - and some memorable characters, if a little idealistic.

    The technology side of the writing is clearly dated and this was a distraction. The cultural predictions of the story were difficult for me to untangle from my guesses at the cultural norms of the era when the book was written.

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