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Downloadable Audiobook - 2006 | Unabridged
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At his death in 1988, Robert A. Heinlein left an unfinished manuscript. The Heinlein estate then authorized award-winning author Spider Robinson to expand the outline into a novel. The result is vintage Heinlein, a story of two young lovers driven apart by pride, power, and the vastness of space.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2006
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Spider
hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781433239229
1433239221

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unbalancedbutfair Aug 14, 2013

I was unsure how I would like it. Heinlein's masterpieces like stranger in a strange land, the moon is harsh mistress, and starship troopers are some of my favorite books. The idea of someone else writing for him, even if following an extensive outline, filled me with trepidation.

I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly and deeply surprised. In fact, I would say that it was better than Heinlein in his latest years would have been. This work feels like the Heinlein in his prime.

And for the audio book it is the author who actually provides the narration. This is a nice touch that you don't see often enough. It ensures the intended effect of punctuation and emphasis. Worth the listen. Good sci fi, from the recent past, I was all but convinced such a thing was an urban myth.

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bosatsu
Aug 24, 2011

A totally, completely, absolutely awesome read. I love Heinlein, and I loved this book.

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