©1955 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2011 Full Cast Audio
Thirty-four years ago, a 16-year old boy set out on a 4-day bus trip to spend the summer with his uncle. Four hours into the trip, he was bored as bored can be. There were no smart phones or game boys to keep his interested, so when the bus stopped for a 15-minute break, the young boy went looking for a Mad magazine to read.
He didn't find one. What he did was a rotating metal rack with paperback novels in it. Quickly scanning the rack, he noticed the cover of one book and it somewhat grabbed his attention.
This surprise him, as he was never one to read a book and rebuffed his father's attempts to get him interested in reading.
Looking on the back, he quickly read what the novel was about. "It was a test. It was only a test." This grabbed his attention, so he bought the novel.
Thirty-four years later, he's a voracious reader of (mainly) Science Fiction and it all started with A Tunnel In The Sky.
Even at the age I am now, I love to read this novel every four or five years. It's truly a classic that grabs the imagination. It's more than science fiction - that's merely the backdrop to this novel. It's actually more a study of human behaviour ... it's akin to "Lord of the Flies".
Great read. Very well narrated by David Barker and the gang.
This book is classic Heinlein. Yes, it is marketed as a young adult novel but it never feels juvenile. Great adventure story. This is early Heinlein which I consider better than a lot of his later works.
The actors made the story come to life and the story was a good mix of action and interesting thougts. The people and characters are timeless and seem familar.Once you start it you will not be able to stop listening.This book is a classic .It well deserves a good listen.
The possiblities the story brought to life.
All his characters each take on a seprate and a believeable life of their own.
As a teen I read this book and fell in love with the sci- fi gender .
Get this book you will not be sorry.
Tunnel in the Sky is an enjoyable YA adventure story.
I am not much of a SciFi reader, but this was more like a survival-adventure story.The story never seemed to lag, nor did it go on too long.
Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.
This was one of Hienlein's Scribners Junvinal's well read pioneering story.
Highly recommended for young teens and any Heinlien fan.
Author of The Zochtil, Read by Nick Sullivan
I love this book! This is one of my favorite books by the Grandmaster. I have been waiting for this to be made into audio for years! I am disappointed that it's full cast audio ... but you can't have everything! Now all we are missing is Space Cadet and all of the Grandmaster's best books will be in audio format.
Heinlein wrote a number of "juvenile" SF in his early years. These books read/listen just fine for adults. "Tunnel in the Sky" and "Citizen of the Galaxy" are two of his best. I don't like the full cast audio format but that doesn't detract from the story. Whether you're 16 or 60, this is worth the credit.
Yes I would as its a great story of the will to over come all odds and survive.
The moment I liked best ie where Helen and the Deacon come through the gate to talk with Rod and try to convince him to come back while trying to be very easy with him.
No I Don't think I have heard him before but I found that he was a very great reader.
Survival in the Outlands. Watch how the youth who traveled through the gate and are temporally lost due to a super nova!
Yes because the book keeps you interested to the very last word
The first night on the planet
The beach of bones
Keep you on edge
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