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Starship Troopers Audiobook
Starship Troopers
Written by: 
Robert A. Heinlein
Narrated by: 
Lloyd James
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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    Jason 08-21-15
    Jason 08-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great"



    Happy to say I have read this several times now. and will again sometime

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    Amazon Customer Pocono Summit, PA United States 08-10-15
    Amazon Customer Pocono Summit, PA United States 08-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Best military novel ever."

    Robert Heinlein knew how to plot out a story.
    Still the seminal military novel. As usual, these ideas never get old.

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    Ed 08-07-15
    Ed 08-07-15 Member Since 2010
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    "thought provoking adventures"

    Narrative left something to be desired, spoke clearly enough just wrong personality for this story

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    Kindle Customer 08-07-15
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    "Good Story, mediocre reader"

    The story is very good, but the reader is a bit bland and hesitates in odd places

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    Douglas 08-05-15
    Douglas 08-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent political statement couched in an exciting story."

    Great story. The recording had many dubs that sounded different and were distracting but the reader was very good.


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    Glen S. Wiley 08-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nothing Like the Movie"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Starship Troopers to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist, Johnie, was well constructed. I appreciated the view through his eyes, could identify with him, he felt believable.


    What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    SMooth and clear narration - made the book easy to get into.


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

    Probably much better than the original movie.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Justin M. West 08-03-15
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    "Odd voice edits, but well done."

    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.

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    Andrew 08-02-15
    Andrew 08-02-15
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    "Luckily I bought this for the story, not the narration..."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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