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Between Planets Audiobook

Between Planets

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Don Harvey is a citizen of the Interplanetary Federation - yet no single planet can claim him as its own. His mother was born on Venus and his father on Earth, and Don himself was born on a spaceship in trajectory between planets. When his parents abruptly summon him away from school on Earth to join them on Mars, he has no idea he's about to be plunged into deadly interplanetary intrigue. But the ship Don is traveling on is unexpectedly diverted to Venus, where the colony has launched a revolution against Earth's control. What's more, Earth troops have landed on Venus and are looking for him. Flat broke and homeless, Don will have to muster all his resources to stay alive.

A riveting coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of a war between planets, this classic Heinlein novel crackles with action, adventure, politics, wit, and brilliant speculation about the world to come.

©1951 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    C. Dustin Leopold Anaheim, CA United States 09-10-17
    C. Dustin Leopold Anaheim, CA United States 09-10-17 Member Since 2015

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    "good book, too short.. ended prematurely"

    I liked it. good characters and story however, it was too short and left more to be desired in plot, antagonists, and character dynamic growth/change.. it just seemed like a good start but overall incomplete.

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    MikeFarr San Rafael, CA 03-28-17
    MikeFarr San Rafael, CA 03-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    Where does Between Planets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. Note that this is a Heinlein juvenile, that is, fiction for teenagers. As such, it deals with thoughts and emotions of a teenager, albeit a smart, well educated one. There are no gory fight scenes, no sex scenes yet there is intrigue, and because it's Heinlein there is a definite take on freedom, personal liberty, honor and responsibility. Though more than 50 years old it is amazing how H. got the science right. Except of course that neither Mars nor Venus have native life. If that bothers you then just think of it as a different system which mankind got to by FTL (which makes it easier to accept if actually even less likely!)


    What other book might you compare Between Planets to and why?

    It's space opera.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the ones in which the young protagonist is trying to figure out what to do next or what's going on. Unlike many authors, Heinlein knows how to lead the reader to anticipate conclusions without having to dumb it down so much it's infuriating for the reasonably intelligent.


    Any additional comments?

    Despite being immediately post WWII, the authors who emerged in this period wrote kinder, gentler stories that were just as interesting if not more so.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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