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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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    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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    Patricia Fontana 12-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "He made it a downer"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story itself is a great if dated war story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This gentleman did not want to narrate this book and he made it VERY plain. I loved this book as a child he spoiled it.


    Was Starship Troopers worth the listening time?

    yes and no I knew the story but the narrator needs to find a diffrent job if he does not want the one he has just saying......


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    Roey Benamotz Georgia, USA 12-01-15
    Roey Benamotz Georgia, USA 12-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awful performance"

    The story is classic Heinlein - boy learn skills and uses them and in between we get lots of cheap sociology and psychology. Not the strongest Heinlein of this kind but not the weakest. Lots of fun if you like this style.
    The problem is the performance - the book is read in a monotonic tone, almost text-to-speech.
    Also, you can really hear the editing. It seems like corrections and touch up and were done by different narrator or maybe the same one with very different recording equipment. This is annoying.

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    da 12-01-15
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    "abridged turned unabridged"

    great book. the narration needs work. it almost seems like it was read as an abridged version then gone back through and with a different microphone or possibly a different narrator the unabridged parts were rerecorded and edited in. very distracting. but the story does make up for it.

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    Amazon Customer 11-28-15
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    "A classic that although dated well worth reading"

    I enjoy the military science fiction genre and this book was ahead of its time especially with the introduction of technology copied by so many other authors.

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    Quinn Radford 10-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, poor production"

    The story is great. The author was confident enough in the characters and story to avoid unnecessary details about the actual fighting just to make it seem more exciting.

    unfortunately the editing was very poor, almost every chapter has random clips of clearly unprocessed audio and long pauses. The reading itself was fine enough.

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    Matthew 10-17-15
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    "Loved the movie had to check this out"
    What did you love best about Starship Troopers?

    I came into this from originally watching the movie and thought it was cool allot of the characters were in it that were in the movie, but was really interested in how they were in the book compared to the movie and was very surprised of the differences but really liked it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like Johnny Rico the main character since that's who you follow, and I just like how he is in the book better, But I think Zim is my favorite He's a cool character, I liked him in the movie but really liked him in the book. You really got to know him a bit better here and made me like him allot more.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    -SPOILER-

    (If you don't care much about spoilers whatever)

    THIS HAPPENS JUST ABOUT AT THE END OF THE BOOK.

    I really did like The part where he was about to enter his original ship and rejoin the Roughnecks, it put a smile to my face when he said, "I'm going home."


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    -SPOILER-

    (If you don't care much about spoilers whatever)

    THIS IS A BIG SPOILER THAT WILL HONESTLY RUIN IT IF YOU READ THIS BUT I LOVED IT SO MUCH.

    I loved when he met up with his father, I had an idea they might meet again but how they did really surprised me, and it was a moment thought caught me off guard but was really an emotional moment.


    Any additional comments?

    If you've seen the movie I HIGHLY recommend going through this. It's a much more different view than the movie. The movie follows the book OK but in this you get a better idea who Rico is and what he really went through to rank up as he did and how he really felt about the war. As I've said I love the movie now I've gone through the book I love it and made me love the story in both even more.

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