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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

What Members Say

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    Paul B. 02-27-16
    Paul B. 02-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic."

    A really great story by a Master. Narration is excellent, as well.
    "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and "Citizen of The Galaxy" are other favorites.

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    C. McGregor 01-25-16
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    "Great Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to my friends because it's a great book.


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

    Way to many books to write them all out.


    What about Christopher Hurt’s performance did you like?

    He read the book well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Valentine Michael Smith was found.


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    Matthew Nelson Ogden, UT USA 01-15-16
    Matthew Nelson Ogden, UT USA 01-15-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good story for its time"

    Overall, I enjoyed the story, but it was difficult getting past all of the sexism. The comment about 9 out of 10 women being responsible for the own rape was way to much.

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    drb 12-31-15
    drb 12-31-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic story that still resonates today"

    There is plenty to enjoy about this story and the narration is terrific. This book kept me enthralled on drives to work and I even found myself sitting in the parking lot until I reached the end of a chapter. Give it a try!

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    Mark 12-11-15
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    "Very very preachy and over all to much religion re"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think if you don't mind being preached at this book is for you. I felt that the main goal was to get readers into some type of wacky religion.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something science fiction and not by this author


    What about Christopher Hurt’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job


    What character would you cut from Stranger in a Strange Land?

    The main character


    Any additional comments?

    IMO I thought it was just way to out there and the ending really sucked, I was expecting something a lot better. It's like the author didn't have anything more in them for a good ending.

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    John McCampbell 12-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Best story by RAH"

    This story was ground breaking when it was written in 1961, and is just as powerful today.

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    Amazon Customer Newark, NJ USA 10-27-15
    Amazon Customer Newark, NJ USA 10-27-15 Listener Since 2000

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    "Very interesting story! I highly recommend it."

    The narrator did a great job. It was easy to distinguish and imagine the different characters.

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    J. Finkel 10-11-15
    J. Finkel 10-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A wonderful performance of a great classic"
    What did you love best about Stranger in a Strange Land?

    This is classic Heinlein: brilliant, funny, and strange. The fact that it is a bit dated should not deter anyone from listening to Christopher Hurt's wonderful performance. He does Heinlein proud.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jubal Harshaw; and anyone who knows the book will agree.


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

    He gives a wonderful performance.


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

    Actually, there are so many scenes in the book that would make memorable movie scenes. I have no idea what the tag line would be,


    Any additional comments?

    Whether you read it or listen to it, you will enjoy this classic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bobbye McKinney Texas 10-02-15
    Bobbye McKinney Texas 10-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Always a favorite Rule 62 reading"

    Rule 62: Don't take yourself too seriously.

    I love the commitment RAH took in celebrating our humanity. He offers every opportunity to disregard taboo and really consider the living art before me.

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    "fabulous, even the second time around"

    listened to this a few years ago. ended up listening again cause I wasnt sure if I had. kept listening cause it's just that good. narration is excellent. I really believed the voices and characters

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