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
Robert Heinlein knew how to plot out a story.
Still the seminal military novel. As usual, these ideas never get old.
Great story. The recording had many dubs that sounded different and were distracting but the reader was very good.
I haven't read the print version
The protagonist, Johnie, was well constructed. I appreciated the view through his eyes, could identify with him, he felt believable.
SMooth and clear narration - made the book easy to get into.
Probably much better than the original movie.
This book is much better than the movie - the stories are almost entirely unrelated. I recommend reading the book if you want a well written bit of light weight fiction centered around a strong but believable protagonist.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. it seems that at some points the narrator went back and re-recorded some parts over again, as if they didn't get a good enough take the first time. I have not investigated to see if there's an explanation as to why, and it was somewhat distracting at points, but in no way to get to track from the overall quality of this narration, or this book.
I was surprised at how much the movie changed/left out! I really enjoyed the story and now I understand more about the Starship Troopers Universe. If you are looking for the movie version of this story, this isn't it.
The narrator was not very enthusiastic. "Come on you apes! Do you want to live forever?" The Sgt yelled - The narrator had no emotion in lines like this, just the same emotionless reading all throughout the story. No yelling, no difference in character voices, just the same guy with a seemingly uneventful story to tell for 10hrs.
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