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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Only if my friend was a huge fan of Heinlein and they wanted to hear one of his earliest works.
What could Robert A Heinlein have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Well, ANY kind of plot before the last 1/8th of the book
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
Yes, but that isn't really a good thing. The story was slowly paced with little actually going on. The voice actors often came off as bored.
Was Space Cadet worth the listening time?
Only from a historical perspective.
Any additional comments?
I wouldn't recommend this as an example of Heinlein's or Full Cast Audio's work. It is flat and relatively lifeless.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This is not a long book and the science is very dated. But what Heinlein could envision is amazing. Reaction mass ships who require some mass purpose stop wars. They do these by having only under their control in set orbits, the Atom Bombs (that is right, Atom Bombs).
They are a military protection patrol. They are not an Army of any state. They keep the peace for the entire solar system.
They also control an elite and invincible Space Marine division. The book uses something like 15 voices and do a voice actions. If you pay cash (it is cheaper by cash than a token) it is fabulous entertainment.
Some Sci-Fi readers who will not find this book worth much because it is dated. But if you love a terrific Sci-Fi that is represented of an very well respected Master of the Genre, you might do as I just did.
I listened to the book in one sitting. What a Reat!
I gave "the story" only 3 stars is because of the dated Sci-Fi. Acknowledge thank it is a listen from a pen of a Master Sci-Fi writer it is written and you will find them
4 of 5 people found this review helpful