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
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.
Tell me about hard sci fi books!
I have listened to a lot of audiobooks, I think it ranks pretty far down, because of the narrator quality.
Rico, he is the main character, the one we see the most of
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.
Well, there was a movie about this book.
I am pretty sure the tag line would be - "Very dissimilar to the books"
Let's squash those bugs!
Good book. Enjoyed it. Very different than the movie though I enjoyed both. Off to see if there's more these
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.
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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