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
Misogynists, swingers, people who like awful smug characters.
Eh, he was okay. He had some vocal fry, but nothing that would have killed a book that was actually good.
No. Well, the first hour of it *seemed* like it would have some kind of plot. So if you want to listen to just that and then just make the rest up on your own, you'll be happier.
No, I've spent enough time on this(and I use the term loosely) book.
The author literally writes himself into the story as Hugh Hefner mixed with Tony Stark as the world's creepiest Mary Sue. The whole thing is the self-important swinger's communist manifesto with a THIN layer of plot casually sprayed on top.
this book was fantastic. some of those old Sci fi authors were like prophets. they really had a deep insight into human nature, human potential, and how society would evolve.
Heinlen, man you could spin a tale. Thou art God, thank you water brother, good story. Some reviews say the female characters are, sexistly formed. Heinlen knew, more about the human condition than amazon reviewer. If you ever served listen to starship troopers, the book not the movie.
It is an amazing story. In my opinion it has some faults. Besides the sexism zeitgeist, which is to be expected, it is only at the conclusion of the book when you are able to grasp the fulness of the story. It is complex once you know where it will end. It keeps you engaged but merely out of stubbornness. If read twice, it is a masterpiece.
seriously just ok..
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I can literally listen to this book several times a year and still find new levels and meaning in it. The characters are rich, the story is engaging, the mirror this story provides us with which to look at our own perversions and insanities and brilliances still sharp after more than fifty years. The performer is amazing as well. This is a classic recording of a classic sci-fi story, one that does what all truly great science fiction does - it beautifully paints a tapestry of the human condition.
This is the most famous Science Fiction novel ever written for a reason. It is superb! Eminently satisfying it left me hungry for a sequel. At least we will see Jubal appear again in later stories featuring Lazarus Long. Mr Hurt delivered a talented performance with rich characterization of the players. I look foreard to hearing his next story.
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