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Starship Troopers Audiobook

Starship Troopers

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.
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Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

©1959 by Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1998 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • Hugo Award, 1960

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    trevor august IRVINE, CA, US 07-25-15
    trevor august IRVINE, CA, US 07-25-15
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    "Manifesto for Totalitarian Government"

    This book was amazing, its a very well written context, painting totalitarianism in a positive light.

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    Kristy 07-14-15
    Kristy 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    Great read! I'm not into science fiction but this book was very interesting and loved the correlation between military and future times.

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    Zachary Hubert 07-12-15
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    "Audio reading not so good"

    The reading isn't very good with frequent muffled voice and odd pauses. Story is solid.

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    Bejon 07-08-15
    Bejon 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An interesting narration of life in the MI."

    This was a quite enjoyable story. I watched the movie before partaking of the novel and am thrilled to report they bear minimal resemblance beyond names. This story was very rich in morality, military life and politics.

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    David 07-08-15
    David 07-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Story"

    This book is as good and as engaging in 2015 as it was in 1990.

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    Kormander 06-28-15
    Kormander 06-28-15 Member Since 2013

    Tell me about hard sci fi books!

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    "The spirit of bug-hate"
    Where does Starship Troopers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to a lot of audiobooks, I think it ranks pretty far down, because of the narrator quality.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rico, he is the main character, the one we see the most of


    What aspect of Lloyd James’s performance would you have changed?

    He seemed to have recorded the audiobook in a studio. He then went back and recorded edits to fix mistakes - that must have been recorded in an airport bathroom.

    His performance was fine, but it was really obvious what parts were re-recorded.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Well, there was a movie about this book.

    I am pretty sure the tag line would be - "Very dissimilar to the books"


    Any additional comments?

    Let's squash those bugs!

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    robert a parks Kokomo, indiana United States 06-27-15
    robert a parks Kokomo, indiana United States 06-27-15
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    "Enjoy the movie wanted to check out the book"

    Good book. Enjoyed it. Very different than the movie though I enjoyed both. Off to see if there's more these

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    John Stults 06-26-15
    John Stults 06-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome story"

    A true classic, follows the story of Johnny Rico from high school graduate to boot camp to OCS to platoon leader. Not so much "battle action" as a story with dialogue philosophy think a Russian novel. Interesting RAH take on some items as we see the results in the military today. I don't think he would be surprised but sad.

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    Mark Pedersen 06-20-15
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    "I love the story"

    Simply love it. The performance is by no means bad, but not excellent either. I need more words here as fillers until I reach 20

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    Amazon Customer 06-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, horrible narration"

    The book is a classic for the military concepts and perspective for good reason. Heinlein is an imperfect story teller, but can still keep you engaged.
    The narration is the worst I've heard, with many patches over mistakes and sometimes the emotional expression out of sync with the novel.

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