From the mind of the storyteller who has captured the imagination of readers from around the worldand across generations comes this classic work of science fiction.
First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authenticspace suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell wonit, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own tothe stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard - and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate's ship. The whole thing seems like a bad dream until he discovers he's not theonly prisoner on board. Kip - along with the daughter of a world-renownedscientist and a beautiful creature from another planet - has been kidnapped by amonstrous extraterrestrial, and they are heading straight for what could be Kip's final destination.
©2005 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
Yes I would listen to it again, it is one if not the best of Heinlein's tales.
It is a toss up between Kip and PeeWee. Both are very strong characters.
Just misses the mark.
The title of course, Have Space Suit - Will Travel
The tale was one of my favorites, The narrator M Turetsky some how just misses the tone of the book. Granted I read this tale many, well many many years ago for the first time, as a boy. Given the characters, Kip is just graduating High School and PeeWee at 11, it calls for a voice that can capture that flavor. At one time Audible offered the same book by Whole Cast Audio which fit the book perfectly. But while the narration wasn't as I would like it the tale is still very much worth hearing.
I am a web site developer and SEO specialist who likes to listen to books while brewing beer. Crazy I know.
A great fantasy about a young man you works hard to get what he wants and along the way has a great adventure. Truly loved the the way the story came together from beginning to end.
The amazing thing about this book is the space suit takes on a personality of it's own. The type and function of the suite plays a key role. Detail where needed but not too much to slow the book down.
I have not but his performance was excellent.
I listened to this entire book while brewing a batch of beer listened to it from beginning to end in on shot.
This is a great juvenile fiction book which has an appeal for adults as well. If you looking for a good book for your teenagers this is a good choice. One thing I enjoy is it does not have the violence of modern teenage books like Hunger Games or even Divergent. This big is a good listen for a family on a car trip a great fantasy that every one would love to be a part of.
No B.S. reviews. I'll never soft-pedal bad writing or inept narration.
This is my favorite Heinlein book since I first read it in the 1960's. A fun and entertaining story with the kind of snide humor that only first-person telling can capture.
The narration, however, is just not professional quality. Mark Turetsky's voice has an adolescent twang, which is fine, considering the age of the main character, but his inability to read fluently totally trashes some of the best and funniest lines in the book. The narration starts out okay, but seems to become more and more distracted as the book nears the end, demolishing the imagery as it goes.
I guessed all this before purchasing the book, but went ahead anyway. Many parts of it are read just fine, and I can't express any real regret at listening to it—only the regret that they couldn't find a more competent narrator.
A likely story.
This is the first review I've ever left here. I've listened to so many audiobooks and not all narrators have been great, but I've been able to shake it off and listen, but not with this. The inflection in the narrators voice made me think the narrator was a 10 year old boy instead of a high school senior and that was the least of it. If I could go back, I would have read this one instead of listening. I hope that I can revisit this book again to really experience Heinlein's story. Such a shame. This was a great disservice to the author.
This was a must have for me! This is the first book I remember reading entirely on my own and by my own choice. Because of this story, I gained a lifelong fascination with reading fiction. How fun to have found it again nearly 40 years later!
I'll start by saying I agree with the others that the narrator made the central character sounded more like a 10 or 12 year old than a 17 or 18 year old high school grad, but I don't think that's a make-or-break issue - I still found the narration good and the story good fun. It's an adventure story that begins with an accidental kidnapping into space, and runs from there.....with adventures of trying to help newfound friends, get back home, and save the world. What more could a kid want in his summer before heading off to college?
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
So I'm a bit of a fan . . .
This is really a YA read that is suitable for all.
I don't give many five-star reviews anymore and I admit to bias but this book takes one back to the high values, morals, and pride of advancement in the sciences of the 1950s.
Earths humankind is on trial before a galactic tribunal--and the outcome . . . 😱
The genuine nature and bravery of Kip.
It's hard not to like Kip, his adventure tested his resolve and he made unselfish, brave decisions all over the galaxy.
It had a few funny moments, definitely showed its age.
Feel good sci-fi is hard to come by, this is a great quick listen even for the non-sci-fi junkies.
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