Have Space Suit - Will Travel

  • by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by Mark Turetsky
  • 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the mind of the storyteller who has captured the imagination of readers from around the worldand across generations comes this classic work of science fiction.
First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authenticspace suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell wonit, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own tothe stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard - and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate's ship. The whole thing seems like a bad dream until he discovers he's not theonly prisoner on board. Kip - along with the daughter of a world-renownedscientist and a beautiful creature from another planet - has been kidnapped by amonstrous extraterrestrial, and they are heading straight for what could be Kip's final destination.

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Customer Reviews

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Classic tale, One of Heinlein's best.

Would you listen to Have Space Suit - Will Travel again? Why?

Yes I would listen to it again, it is one if not the best of Heinlein's tales.


Who was your favorite character and why?

It is a toss up between Kip and PeeWee. Both are very strong characters.


What three words best describe Mark Turetsky’s voice?

Just misses the mark.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The title of course, Have Space Suit - Will Travel


Any additional comments?

The tale was one of my favorites, The narrator M Turetsky some how just misses the tone of the book. Granted I read this tale many, well many many years ago for the first time, as a boy. Given the characters, Kip is just graduating High School and PeeWee at 11, it calls for a voice that can capture that flavor. At one time Audible offered the same book by Whole Cast Audio which fit the book perfectly. But while the narration wasn't as I would like it the tale is still very much worth hearing.

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- SGL

A Light Hearted Space Fantasy, Just a fun Read

What did you love best about Have Space Suit - Will Travel?

A great fantasy about a young man you works hard to get what he wants and along the way has a great adventure. Truly loved the the way the story came together from beginning to end.


What did you like best about this story?

The amazing thing about this book is the space suit takes on a personality of it's own. The type and function of the suite plays a key role. Detail where needed but not too much to slow the book down.


Have you listened to any of Mark Turetsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not but his performance was excellent.


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

I listened to this entire book while brewing a batch of beer listened to it from beginning to end in on shot.


Any additional comments?

This is a great juvenile fiction book which has an appeal for adults as well. If you looking for a good book for your teenagers this is a good choice. One thing I enjoy is it does not have the violence of modern teenage books like Hunger Games or even Divergent. This big is a good listen for a family on a car trip a great fantasy that every one would love to be a part of.

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- Brad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.