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From the 40's to the 60's RH was the face of Science Fiction. At that time he wrote many future novels in which the main characters worked hard, studied hard and stayed true to their morals. These characters were able to accomplish their dreams using these. Rarely is luck the leading force. This is considered a juvenile novel, but in 1953 what was considered juvenile would not fall in that category today, I believe. This is one of my favorites of Heinlein. If you liked Have Space Suit--Will Travel or Rocket Ship Galileo, then you will like Starman Jones. My only complaint is that I feel RH cheated by giving this character a photo graphic memory.
59 of 59 people found this review helpful
As a fan of Heinlein's "Juveniles" I particularly enjoyed this book - it's one of my favorites.
It is one of his space ship stories (rather than being planet based). If you are a fellow fan, then you should enjoy this book too.
If you're not a big fan, then you need to know that it does have his usual level of meticulous and copious scientific and mathematic detail, which may annoy some. It also has one of his willful female characters whom I, as a woman, found mildly irritating.
The narrator is adequate. I didn't find that he either improved or detracted from the story. Those who are very sensitive to the narrator should definitely listen to the whole sample before deciding.
62 of 65 people found this review helpful
Both myself and my husband really enjoyed this audiobook, its well read and a great story.
The only reason we didn't give this book 5 stars was because as much as its unabridged so it will be long we felt that sometimes the way it was narated made it feel a bit of a drag at points but it was however still very enjoyable. Also we feel this book is suitable not only for kids but others also so the bit added by Audible with "Audible Kids" mentioned was a little annoying.
As I said though, its a great book and the narator is good. We will definately listen to it again and have enjoyed it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Fantastic story. I read this book 25 years ago and had forgotten the plot , but enjoyed every minute.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful