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Publisher's Summary

Dan Davis, an electronics engineer, had finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot that could do almost anything. Wild success was within reach, but then Dan's life was ruined. In a plot to steal his business, his greedy partner and greedier fiancée tricked him into taking the "long sleep": suspended animation for 30 years.
When he awoke in the far different world of A.D. 2000, he made an amazing discovery. And suddenly Dan had the means to travel back in time and get his revenge.
Once again, the author of Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers displays his genius. The Door into Summer proves why Robert Heinlein's books have sold more than 50 million copies while winning countless awards and earning him the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction.
Don't miss our other Robert Heinlein audiobooks.
©2003 the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust; 1956 Fantasy House; 1957, 1984 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"[Heinlein is] one of the grandmasters of science fiction." ( Wall Street Journal)
"Heinlein...has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time." ( Philadelphia Inquirer)
"[Heinlein is] not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world. He remains today as a sort of trademark for all that is finest in American imaginative fiction." (Stephen King)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Greg on 04-05-09

classic

This is a classic Heinlein story of temporal displacement, speculative technology, opinionated exposition, and cat appreciation. I loved the premise of a cutting-edge engineer/inventor in "futuristic" 1970 experiencing future shock in 2001.

I really enjoyed Heinlein's take (in 1956!) on garage engineering, intellectual property, and information technology (which didn't even really exist yet). While some predictions for the future were naturally way-off, others were strikingly close to the mark.

The narration was perfect, and the reader is well-cast for the voice of the main character.

Plus it's just a fun story with a refreshingly positive outlook on the future.

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5 out of 5 stars
By K. Lange on 12-03-09

One of Heinlein's Best

Let's see... we got a protaganist we can really root for, an evil female gunning for him, time travel, and a ginger ale drinking tom cat. What more could you ask for from one of SF's masters?

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By Christopher on 08-13-10

Beautiful

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Its a classic Heinlein story, clever with interesting characters and a wonderful warmth about it. Kind of has a message about the naturalness of life and love too and its simple beauty, how that trancends times and places.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 07-10-10

Classic Heinlein

Love this book. I have read it many times and it is just as good in audio format. Some very clever twists in the tale. The way Heinlein describes the hero's relationship with his cat (Pete) is very funny and the story of Pete's battle made me laugh out loud. Well worth listening to.

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