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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

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award, 1960

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    Onoku Cyberspace 10-23-17
    Onoku Cyberspace 10-23-17
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    "Excellent book"

    Great book. Much more serious and insightful than the movies. The narrator’s annunciation made him easy to understand although at the same time a bit unrealistic.

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    Nicholas G. 10-19-17
    Nicholas G. 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Story, average performance"

    As one of my favorite books, I really wish that this had better narration than it does.

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    Robert 10-10-17
    Robert 10-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome scifi classic"

    So very ahead of it's time, S-T gives you the dilemma and the pride of what every man goes through in his life, the desire to be an integral part of something bigger than himself and the challenges that come with it. Narrator was great, unfortunately the recording was a little faded in a few spots and could have benefit from a good editor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garrod L Ray birmingham, al United States 10-09-17
    Garrod L Ray birmingham, al United States 10-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great story"

    Very easy listening format. Makes a great story very easy to visualize. Entertaining and lively narration .

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    edward curtin 10-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great story. recording issues"

    for some reason there were a good number of parts in this reading where the audio was screwed up.

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    Matt 10-07-17
    Matt 10-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator needs Narration school "

    Would of been a lot more fun if the narrator would have read the story with some enthusiasm, emotional commitment and generally cared about the characters in the story,. As others have mentioned, the dubbing was extremely sloppy. It’s a shame because the story seemed interesting.

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    Sigurdur 10-02-17
    Sigurdur 10-02-17
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    "Love the story, unimpressed with the narration"
    Where does Starship Troopers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It rates last due to the narration.


    What other book might you compare Starship Troopers to and why?

    Hight school math book.


    What didn’t you like about Lloyd James’s performance?

    To flat and boring.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could not listen to it in one sitting. Got irritated with the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dalton 09-30-17
    dalton 09-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book"

    so much better than the movies a must read if you like the movies. great book

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    Amazon Customer 09-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great story, horrible narrator"

    I loved the book. the narrator was the worst, just did the book no justice. he needs to find a new job.

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    Cameron 09-25-17
    Cameron 09-25-17
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    "So much better than the movie"

    Reader is good, but there's another guy who comes in from time to time to add dialogue, it's weird.

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  • Jason
    Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    8/24/08
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    "A great take on a classic novel!"

    This has always been one of my favourite stories from my youth, and Lloyd James has managed to present it perfectly *very much in the style of the original narrative*. Don't go expecting the movie - this is a far simpler story of a young soldier, in a futuristic setting, from his point of view. Heinlein had a lot to say about the society we are living in, and where we might be going. Listen with an open mind - and enjoy.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • roger
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    4/4/12
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    "An insight into discipline"

    Having seem the film I wanted to read this book to see what the film missed. The film is very loosely based on the book and you can see why when you listen to it. I loved this book, even though the reader lacked expression the story made it all worth while. I think it is more about ideology than attacking bugs and I can see why it caused a stir when it was released. This book makes you consider how we bring up our children and why we do what we do. Very thought provoking.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/13/08
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    "Great Book"

    Had always meant to pick up this book, after seeing the film a few years ago. I disagree with some of the other reviews, in terms of the narration. I enjoyed listening to this.
    The story is great, and thought provoking in terms of the concepts presented.
    Great book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/16/06
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    "A truly terrible reading!"

    I can't review the story because the reading is so unspeakably bad that I gave up on it after an hour and have no intention of putting myself through the rest of it. Lloyd James reads like he has never seen the words infront of him in his life before. He reads every sentence with EXACTLY THE SAME pattern and vocal inflections. He takes long pauses between mid sentence words and generally sounds like a total amateur. And most unforgivebly of all - you can hear rustling pages. BBC audio books this ain't! Please avoid this terrible reading.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    9/24/07
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed!"

    I agree that the narration is certainly not the best you will find on Audible. The story, however, shines through! I completely enjoyed this book and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.

    The book melds an enjoyable sci-fi story with a very interesting political essay on government and society in general.

    In short, enjoyable Sci-Fi!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Andi
    6/3/15
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    "Epic!"

    Starship Troopers is a true classic, an enjoyable, epic read or listen.
    Highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Russell
    Bloxwich, Britain
    7/2/14
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    "Once more in the breach and damm those torpedoes"
    If you could sum up Starship Troopers in three words, what would they be?

    Damm good book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The training of the Mobile Infantry.


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

    When John Rico went over the hump, both physically and mentally.


    Any additional comments?

    It was hard going to read the book years ago but when John Rico went of the hump, both physically and mentally in his training I felt good as the main character felt. The way the military was treated and respected in the book is better than the military is treated today and I would disagree with anyone who say this book is rubbish for any reason.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    3/12/13
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    "top sci fi story"

    the book is great and i have read it a number of times, great characters in a well put together and interesting universe. the audio books is well read no down sides at all. please please download it and give it a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jernau Gurgeh
    Leeds UK
    12/6/07
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    "Ruined by a terible reader"

    Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein is one of the classics of Science Fiction. It is the forerunner of most if not all military sci-fi novels and I would recommend that anyone read it. Sadly I cannot recommend that anyone listen to this audiobook version. The reader manages to ruin a great book by droning steadily through everything; quiet times, training, the white heat of action.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Walter
    OsloNorway
    10/26/07
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    "Great story poor politics"

    The book describes a society with two classes. The 'citicens' who have served their term in the military and therefore have privileges, and the 'rest'. The author left me wondering if he really thinks this is a good solution or if he meant it as a warning.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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