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Starman Jones Audiobook

Starman Jones

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It was a desperate time, when one's next meal and the comforts of home couldn't be taken for granted. Max Jones, a practical, hard-working young man, found his escape in his beloved astronomy books. But when reality comes crashing in and his troubled home life forces him out on the road, Max finds himself adrift in a downtrodden land - until an unexpected, ultimate adventure carries him away as a stowaway aboard an intergalactic spaceship.

But to where? And when? And how can he ever get back? With the ship's pilot dead and his charts and tables all destroyed, Max must call upon all of his untested knowledge and skills in order to survive.

©2003 The Robert A. & Victoria Heinlein Prize Trust; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Amy Malabar, Australia 03-11-12
    Amy Malabar, Australia 03-11-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Unexpected Gem"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Starman Jones to be better than the print version?

    This story was gem. I loved the character, the 'future' that was created in the story. My only problem was the story ended just as it was getting really interesting.
    Well worth a listen.


    What does Paul Michael Garcia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked that his voice was stiff and formal as I picture the main character.


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    michael simmers 04-19-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Fast Pace and Entertaining"

    Heinlein is a great story teller. This book is very entertaining and it keeps a steady pace.

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    Nick RoystonUnited Kingdom 02-09-17
    Nick RoystonUnited Kingdom 02-09-17
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    "One of the best of Heinlein's series"

    First read this when I was 14 or so. Several decades later it's still a good yarn. This one has more plausibility than star beast and others. More hard (fictional) science. Guess this sort of book got be to be a physicist!
    Excellently read.

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    Bruce F. 02-02-17
    Bruce F. 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Starman Jones"

    Avery well written sci-fi story. A classic that spurrs the imagination and speaks to the heart. Highly recommend it.

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    Stephen Hickman 12-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "STARMAN JONES--- by Robert A. Heinlein"

    Classic science fiction by a master storyteller, with Heinlein's vivid characters---I was surprised at how well the story held up, and how entertaining it was, even after all the years since it was written.

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    Michael Jacobi Michigan 11-27-16
    Michael Jacobi Michigan 11-27-16 Member Since 2010

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    "A Look Back At Classic Science Fiction"

    Fun to revisit the scene of my first love of science fiction at the feet of the Grand Master. Heinlein's "juvenile" science fiction still reads as well today as it did back in the day. This one was written long before the computer came into general use though and the concomitant need for reference books and hand programming of astronomic data to lay a course between the stars forms the nugget at the center of the story. Our hero's unique talent is that he never forgets anything he has read. Thus while the Astrogator's Guild fiercely guards their bound volumes of course data, the hero having once read them, had them readily available in his head. Anyway, it was a fun read as an 8 year old and its fun to hear it again. Narration is top notch and it is a fun way to pass an otherwise boring trip to and from work for awhile. I strongly recommend it both as a look back and as a way to interest other young minds in this wonderful literary field.

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    "Another great story"

    Loved the characters and the journey they were put on. Always fun, now looking for the next Heinlein book to read.

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    Besendorfer Books LLC 09-30-16 Member Since 2010

    I can be summed up in one word. Handsome, intelligent, honest, humble, brave, exciting, fun, kind, trustworthy, sexy! All these words work.

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    "Great story"

    This is one of my favorite Heinlein young readers books. If you like Heinlein you will like this!

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    John Las Vegas, NV, USA 08-02-16
    John Las Vegas, NV, USA 08-02-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Classic YA Science Fiction that still resonates"

    This story stuck with me from my first read 35 years ago. it was fun to listen to again from a much different perspective.

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    Luci El Segundo, CA United States 09-20-15
    Luci El Segundo, CA United States 09-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Nice enjoyable read."

    Good story of Heinlein's especially for younger readers and those like me who enjoy a good yarn with technology and science involved.

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