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Starship Troopers Audiobook

Starship Troopers

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Publisher's Summary

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

©1959 by Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1998 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • Hugo Award, 1960

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    George 01-22-17
    George 01-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "first reread and even better"

    I read this book when I was young. it was better now that I am older and a soldier myself. its a wonderful read for soldiers and civilians alike. On The Bounce!

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    Polly L. Mccall Ottawa, KS USA 01-22-17
    Polly L. Mccall Ottawa, KS USA 01-22-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Great book- some technical issues"

    Long-time favorite book - even if I don't agree with every word. It has always been a thought-provoking story in the area of what it means to be a citizen and what it means to be in the military.

    The performance is competent - it neither detracts nor enhances the experience of the book. However, there are many instances where the editing is obvious, because the volume and sound quality changes noticeably for a sentence or phrase.

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    Arjen 01-19-17
    Arjen 01-19-17

    NaknAKNaKNaK

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    "Narrator ruins it.."

    Uuuuuhmm.. Why so incredibly monotone? Do you not know this is a classic. Show some f'ing respect!

    This narrator is horrible. I have listened to over 300 books and Lloyd James is the absolute worst. His unending monotone sucks every drop of life out of this fantastic classic. I am pissed for now I have to remember the name of this useless "professional" (?!) so I can avoid any book narrated by him. He doesn"t even differentiate between dialog and plain text. No intonation. Not even a slight pitch change between sexes. Let alone personalised voices.

    Unlistenable..

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    Constant_Scott 01-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic book, audio issues."

    The audio issues were occasional and may have been on my end. Occasionally the high end would drop off. It would almost sound like it was under water. Everything else about this book was fantastic. If you have just watched that B movie loosely based on it you are missing out.

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    David Dickson 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Do it."

    Highly recommend a listen, even though the narration is sub-par. Vastly different from the movie, it's amazing this was written in 1960. After the first hour or so you will get over how average the narration is, with numerous muffled edits every half hour or so, just as a warning. But. Definitely still do it, this was an excellent novel.

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    WhittlessB 01-15-17
    WhittlessB 01-15-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Timeless"

    Written before I was born, read as a teen, and now again many years later. Definitely worth it. Was inspired when learned a reboot of the film was in planning. I had always hoped they would reboot a version which followed the book.

    Heinlein is a masterful writer. The book blends great story with his views on military, society, and citizenship. Some may find it off putting or offensive, but I think it is thought provoking and oft times on target. It was eerie when he writes of "the decline" as society began rewarding without merit. It sounded as if he was writing this for today's "everybody gets a trophy" generation.

    Highly recommended. "To the everlasting glory of the infantry"

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    Jordan W. 01-14-17
    Jordan W. 01-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Solid book, worth the read."

    I love it, loved the movie, so I decided to read the book, no regrets.

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    Derek 01-12-17
    Derek 01-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Way better than the movie!"

    It made me look forward to my commute. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend it.

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    Derek 01-12-17
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    "boring."

    I thought the performance was fine but the story was boring. The characters have that 50s style dialogue and I found it distracting. I couldn't get into it. " That's my best gal ya see? Had a real swell time ya see. gonna give those bugs their lumps ya see?"

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    Amazon Customer CLAREMORE, OK, United States 01-10-17
    Amazon Customer CLAREMORE, OK, United States 01-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "What the heck! ! !"

    This was one of my favorite books to listen to. But seems some sort of update has been done since my last listening. It now has changes to the narrator and even duplicated lines when it seems like text had been inserted in a different voice.

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