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Stranger in a Strange Land Audiobook

Stranger in a Strange Land

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Publisher's Summary

Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. On his new planet, Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, a sexual pioneer, a neon evangelist, a martyr, and, finally, a messiah. Stranger in a Strange Land is the most famous science fiction novel ever written. It became the bible of the "love generation" and transcended the genre to achieve the status of a modern classic.

©1961 by Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award, 1962

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    Semperanto 07-16-15
    Semperanto 07-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Epic!"

    Just fantastic across the board. Classic. Amazing this was written over 50 years ago as the social satire is still super relevant.

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    Rebecca 07-15-15
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    "old but great."

    Love how well the character voices were done thru out the story .

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    scott Columbia, Moldova, Republic of 07-11-15
    scott Columbia, Moldova, Republic of 07-11-15 Member Since 2015

    I live in Columbia Maryland not Columbia Moldova! I haven't turned into a Groucho Marx character yet.

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    "Just Right"

    Profound insights garbed in an entertaining, interesting story. No need to deconstruct. A bit patriarchal but reflects time period.

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    Tristan 07-10-15
    Tristan 07-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Share water!"

    This story is a goodness. When you groc it's fullness you will cherish it. May you never thirst my brother, thou art god.

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    jenny 07-05-15
    jenny 07-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Most unusual"

    It was read well. Written well.avery unusual book. I can tell it was written in the 60's

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    Kormander 06-28-15
    Kormander 06-28-15 Member Since 2013

    Tell me about hard sci fi books!

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    "Thou art god?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, it is entertaining, interesting, and historically important.


    What other book might you compare Stranger in a Strange Land to and why?

    Wow, I don't really know. I have not gone through enough Heinlein to compare it to his other works.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Hurt – was your favorite?

    Jubal Harshaw - he really steps into that character, great performance.


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

    Not suitable for children


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    PK 06-27-15
    PK 06-27-15
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    "Disjointed storyline"

    While I liked the idea of this story, it introduced several intriguing themes, but dropped them to move to another set of characters without fully developing any of them. When the book dropped into the cult/sexual intrigues, I gave up on the book altogether. I rarely fail to finish a book, but this one failed to keep my interest.

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    Corey Davis 06-10-15
    Corey Davis 06-10-15 Listener Since 2006
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    "Sounds a bit like Scientology"


    If you want to start a religion using mind control and telekinesis then this book is for you!

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    james newport news, va, United States 06-06-15
    james newport news, va, United States 06-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "could we live w/out the 7 deadly sins?"
    What made the experience of listening to Stranger in a Strange Land the most enjoyable?

    Sometimes the wisest thing to do is die when wisdom is replaced with the understanding that only the organic is lost. . .


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    Carl 06-03-15
    Carl 06-03-15
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    "Best. Heinlein. Book. Ever."

    seriously, what are you waiting for? Listen to this right now, and grok that thou art god.

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