But Jim's devotion to the little creature will soon lead him and his pal Frank into a death-defying trek across Mars.
©1949 Robert A Heinlein; (P)2008 Full Cast Audio
Probable not. I read and enjoyed the book as a boy but I did not remember it being so politically heavy handed espec ially for book writen for young adults. The story also moves slower than I remembered.
The journey from the boarding school back to the colony.
The tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants even on Mars.
I realized that this was kid fiction when I purchased it. I did not realize that it was going to have such over-the-top dramatic reading by a cast of readers who were not good. Since narration is subjective to the listenner, I would recommend listening to the sample before purchase. I tried for about an hour and gave up. It is too bad too since I really enjoy Heilein's kid fiction and the non-traditional concepts he puts across.
This book is performed by an ensemble cast. The performer who does Frank's voice sounds exactly like Butthead ... heh heh heh. I think Heinlein is, like, really cool and stuff, but this book is way too juvenile for me, even with Butthead reading. The Martian music between chapters sucks, too. I was looking for a little 1950s SF nostalgia, but this story blows. Even "Rocket Ship Galileo" was more engaging. The ensemble cast is not bad, just the music and the story.
A childishly dramatic reading. I couldn't get more than 10 minutes in before giving up, despite being a Heinlein fan.
I am typically a big fan of Heinlein, and for some reason I had never read this book growing up - I made it halfway through listening to this book and then didn't even finish it. The plot was overly predictable, The characters not engaging enough, the evil new headmaster of the boys school was too much like a Harry Potter book (yes, I know Harry Potter was written much later). Overall, this is the most dissappointed I have ever been in a Heinlein novel.
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