The Rolling Stones

  • by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of Heinlein's best-loved works, The Rolling Stones follows the rollicking adventures of the Stone family as they tour the solar system.
It doesn't seem likely for twins to have the same middle name. Even so, it's clear that Castor and Pollux Stone both have "Trouble" written in that spot on their birth certificates. Of course, anyone who's met their grandmother Hazel would know they came by it honestly.
Join the Stone twins as they connive, cajole, and bamboozle their way across the solar system in the company of the most high-spirited and hilarious family in all of science fiction.... It all starts when the twins decide that life on the lunar colony is too dull and buy their own spaceship to go into business for themselves. Before long they are headed for the furthest reaches of the stars, with stops on Mars, some asteroids, Titan, and beyond.
This lighthearted tale has some of Heinlein's sassiest dialogue - not to mention the famous flat cats incident. Oddly enough, it's also a true example of real family values, for when you're a Stone, your family is your highest priority.


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Good story well told

This was a fun listen as I drove between appointments. A story of a family who buys a star ship and the adventures they find.... I just wish there was more to the story.
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- Frank "Ok,so I had the best intentions.I started listening for work, but now I'm re-discovering the classic sci-fi books that I read as a kid."

I still love this book!

Heinlein first released The Rolling Stones 63 years ago in 1952 when I was nine years old. My grandchildren are now reading this and other novels in Robert Heinlein's juveniles (now called YA) series. This novels was intended for children in the 9 to 15 age range. It is a great science fiction story about the Stone family as they travel in their own space ship within our solar system. Like all Heinlein novels there are some funny situations and lines as well as some wise and thoughtful ones. I'm a bit outside the target age range, but I enjoyed The Rolling Stones!
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.