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Methuselah's Children | [Robert A. Heinlein]

Methuselah's Children

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…
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Publisher's Summary

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…

©1958 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Mark Shryock 01-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very interesting premise."

    One of Robert A. Heinlein's best. I was fascinated from the start. It highlights the distrust between human beings that are different and the lengths posing will go through for equality.

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    Wim 12-24-14
    Wim 12-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "It's not heinlein's best by a long shot"

    Too often very large decisions are made without any real thought or debate. The concept behind the book is good, and the opening chapters promising, but things fall apart soon after

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    Nomad Central PA 08-02-14
    Nomad Central PA 08-02-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Classic story"
    What did you love best about Methuselah's Children?

    Heinlein creates memorable characters. He tells a great story. This is one of his best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Methuselah's Children?

    Lazarus Long's interactions with people are terrific. Chutzpa should be his middle name rather than Wilson.

    Andrew Libby is also a terrific character. I don't understand why Heinlein changed him into a woman in one of his later books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CatBookMom 07-08-14
    CatBookMom 07-08-14
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    "This old favorite holds up pretty well"

    I don't know that an audio edition really adds much to this book, a long-time favorite. But this was better, in the sense that it didn't seem as silly/outdated, than *The Number of the Beast*, which was my first RAH audiobook attempt (returned that mess to Audible).

    The narrator used more of a corn-pone/hick sort of accent for Lazarus than I would have preferred, but overall he did a good job.

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    Sheila Rooks Charlotte, NC 07-22-13
    Sheila Rooks Charlotte, NC 07-22-13

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    "Heinlein Classic"
    Would you listen to Methuselah's Children again? Why?

    Methuselah's Children is the prequel to the classic Time Enough for Love, which then spawned The Number of the Beast, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond Sunset. This novella introduces a host of characters and the all important Howard Project.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration was clear and crisp. With a mild hearing loss, this is much appreciated.


    Any additional comments?

    As one of the "Big Three" authors of science fiction's puberty, this is well worth the investment and time listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    derrick aynor, South Carolina, United States 11-06-12
    derrick aynor, South Carolina, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great"

    Both book and audio book are great. Themes are timeless.
    listen to all Heinein books.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DAVID P. NOFZIGER SARASOTA, FLORIDA, US 11-20-12
    DAVID P. NOFZIGER SARASOTA, FLORIDA, US 11-20-12
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    "Very hard reading."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Methuselah's Children to be better than the print version?

    I would have not read the printed version.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert A. Heinlein again?

    ??????????????????


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I expected it to have more action, therefore I was not impressed.


    0 of 9 people found this review helpful
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