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Starship Troopers Audiobook

Starship Troopers

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award, 1960

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    John Davis 02-28-16
    John Davis 02-28-16
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    "Love it!"

    I have loved this book from the first time I read it. This audio book makes it so much easier to enjoy again and again.

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    Micah Manning 02-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The performance of Lloyd James was fine..."

    ...but the retakes at the top of chapters were terribly jarring and took me out of the story. I will likely never listen to this recording again. It is important that I point out the fact that it was the editing, and not the reader at fault here. If this is Blackstone's idea of a product that is "ready for public release" I may be wary of them in the future.

    This is one of my favorites from my childhood. I have always appreciated the socially charged nature of Heinlein. If you like sci-fi, I would recommend this, or any other of his books for that matter.

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    William McBride 02-23-16
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    "Excellent science fiction classic"

    Starship Troopers is the genre defining epic of military science fiction. The reader does a decent job, though I would've preferred more variety in accents and tone inflection in action scenes.

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    Aaron Gasbarro 02-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "exceptional"

    a must read IMO. gritty story with great character development. Enjoyed it as much at 32 as I did at 16.

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    joe matazzoni 02-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst performance I've ever heard"
    What did you like best about Starship Troopers? What did you like least?

    The narrator's voice is thin and flat. He doesn't differentiate characters at all. And he has zero sense of drama. I genuinely can't tell if this is a good story (though I have to say it's decidedly dated), because the narrator is so bad he is ruining the book.


    Would you recommend Starship Troopers to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not this recording.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Start over because this narrator, Lloyd James, is hopeless. Truly, his performance and the mere existence of this recording a disservice to the Heinlein estate and this book, which no small reputation.


    Was Starship Troopers worth the listening time?

    I couldn't finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    I paid three dollars for this download, and it turns out that was too much.

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    Christian 01-20-16
    Christian 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good story bad narrator"

    the narrator out little emotion into this book. his sound quality would occasionally drop substantially as well.good book though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Grimes 01-19-16
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    "Great story"

    This is one of my favorite stories. I read it first as a teenager, and it was key in shaping my own philosophy of life. The narrator was good, but the variation in sound quality was annoying at times.

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    qigongdoc 01-19-16
    qigongdoc 01-19-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    I loved the story, but I do have to say it didn't really go anywhere in the end. Don't expect to hear the movie, this is done better.

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    Ronald M. Sullivan Jr. 01-11-16
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    "Heinlein Rocks!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and plan on listening again! Well worth it! The narrator was great! Read Starship Troopers as an early Teen, and decided to listen as an adult after finding out about Heinlein's proto-libertarian views.

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    John C Gragg 12-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "better than the movies"

    Some obvious revisions/edits to the voice recording, but not really distracting. I love the story and it clearly shows where video games HALO and ODST got dinner of their inspiration.

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