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Time Enough for Love Audiobook

Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long

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Publisher's Summary

Time Enough for Love is the capstone and crowning achievement of Heinlein's famous Future History series.

Lazarus Long is so in love with life that he simply refuses to die. Born in the early 1900s, he lives through multiple centuries, his love for time ultimately causing him to become his own ancestor. Time Enough for Loveis his lovingly detailed account of his journey through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Using the voice of Lazarus, Heinlein expounds his own philosophies, including his radical ideas on sexual freedom. His use of slang, technical jargon, sharp wit, and clever understatement lend this story a texture and authority that seems the very tone of things to come.

©2014 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Donald Krueger 03-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful yarn"

    Terrific story about a 4,000 year old man. Fascinating, bawdy, funny, the tale focuses on Lazarus Long, a crusty guy who, due to genetic luck, has lived a long long life. He's had countless wives, children, and lovers. He's fought wars, been an intergalactic businessman, and a time traveler. His morals are modern 61st century- quite more liberal than 20th century. He is surrounded by beautiful women, a few handsome men, and universally strong libidos.

    I read the book about forty years ago. I appreciate the tale more now than I did before my decades of life experiences.

    Tom Weiner is a sensational narrator. Kudos to him to bringing all the characters- male and female- to life.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    FA1SGL Modesto, Ca 10-18-15
    FA1SGL Modesto, Ca 10-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of Heinlein's best "

    Thoroughly. enjoyed reading this as a youngster and it has not lost anything in the intervening decades.

    You might not like his ideas but even his most critical readers must admit he is thought provoking.

    I can most readily recommended this work to anyone who enjoys a solid read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Zappy42 Maine 09-14-15
    Zappy42 Maine 09-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "you'll never read any book better than this."

    I am seriously in love with this book, in fact I don't think RAH has ever written anything I didn't like reading. (The Dora story have me all of the feels)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 02-28-14
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    "Classic Heinlein!"

    I read this story as a young woman during my first Science Fiction phase. Robert Heinlein's books are readable always, with a strong plot line. This particular book tells the story of a near-immortal family and its members as they march through a history that can only be created by Heinlein.

    Loved it the umpteenth time around.

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    Candis Glen Ellyn, IL, US 08-27-16
    Candis Glen Ellyn, IL, US 08-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Age changes perspective"

    When I was a 17-year-old I absolutely loved the story. I loved the references to sex. I loved the references to alternative lifestyles. I loved everything about it. OK so I was a horny 17-year-old. I recently reread the book using Audible and some of the story absolutely disturbed me. Incest and its consequences is something I didn't think of it all except having sex when I was 17. Now I understand that it can and does have lasting emotional impacts.

    This story would not in my opinion begin to pass the political correctness tests of today and I am pretty sure it did not pass the PC tests when it was written. Art? Is it ever PC?

    That being said, the story does a good job of exploring some of the "what if" questions of longevity and some of its implications.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brocruit 04-14-16
    Brocruit 04-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful"

    There is so much... life. Heinlein understands humanity like so few humans do. Great ending, but still shocking when I found there wasn't more to learn of Woodrow Wilson Smith.

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    Kathleen M. Joyce Pound Ridge, United States 07-30-15
    Kathleen M. Joyce Pound Ridge, United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "second time even better the first"

    read it years ago. now, 2+ decades later listened and loved it even more. Heinlein is one of my favorites.

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    christopher futscher 03-23-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Gratuitous sex ruins the story"

    Anyone familiar with Heinlein will expect a degree of hedonism in his stories. This story lays it on thick. It is basically the story of a Man breaking every heterosexual taboo over 2000 years. It is interesting at first, but it gets to be too much by the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Monterey, CA, United States 03-02-17
    Jessica Monterey, CA, United States 03-02-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed with book. Impressed with narrator."

    I've enjoyed other Heinlein books but was disappointed with this one. I'm sure my critique will not be shared by all, but I found that a large percentage of the text was focused on copulation. Not somethingI personally want to read.

    I will say the narrator did an excellent job and I'd be interested in listening to more of his work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elle M Boukhtin Illinois 12-15-16
    Elle M Boukhtin Illinois 12-15-16
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    "wonderful!"

    the narration was diverse and excellent. story kept my attention the whole time. this is definitely a story I could read again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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