Starman Jones

  • by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was a desperate time, when one's next meal and the comforts of home couldn't be taken for granted. Max Jones, a practical, hard-working young man, found his escape in his beloved astronomy books. But when reality comes crashing in and his troubled home life forces him out on the road, Max finds himself adrift in a downtrodden land - until an unexpected, ultimate adventure carries him away as a stowaway aboard an intergalactic spaceship.But to where? And when? And how can he ever get back? With the ship's pilot dead and his charts and tables all destroyed, Max must call upon all of his untested knowledge and skills in order to survive.

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A typical Heinlein Juvenile

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.
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- Got My Book

Excellent Space Adventure...

Starman Jones! I loved this book when I was a young boy back in the 60's! I found this book in a public library as I needed to write a book report. I was not much of a reader then, but I was totally engrossed by this book at the time.

Until now, I did not remember that it was written by Robert A. Heinlein who is such a famous and prolific science fiction writer. Other books: "Have Space Suite, Will Travel", "Strangers in a Strange Land", "Starship Troopers"... and many, many more.

Having re-read it after 40+ years, I sill enjoyed it (with the understanding, that this book was written for teenagers).


For more information on "Heinlein juveniles" genre books that you may also like (and find at Audible). Do a Google search on "Heinlein juveniles".
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- Andrew Stone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.