Winner of the 1967 Hugo award, this novel marked Heinlein's partial return to his best form. He draws many historical parallels with the War of Independence, and clearly shows his own libertarian political views.
©1965 Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1999 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"Adrenalizing, mind-stretching, conviction-testing...unmatched by any contemporary!" (Theodore Sturgeon)
This book is essentially a how-to guide on overthrowing an authority, from sleeper cells to establishing a new government. Not very interesting, if you ask me. There was some minor character development, but the book mostly was just long monologues on various theories about gender equity, economy, and government. I plowed through it because it's Heinlein, but I definitely would not recommend it to a friend. Oh, and the reader's russian accent for the main character definitely took some time to get used to. I almost immediately stopped listening because of it. Perhaps I should have...
It works well with the overall story line.
This book is quarky, the characters entertaining, and the narration well done.
Remarkably similar to the political situation today. Technology a little dated. A computer named Mike, thankfully not like Hal.
I guess you have to read Heinlein to enjoy him. The reader made this the longest and most boring listen. The voices of the robots with the accents etc. were monotone and were not original. The story justs drones on and on forever.
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