Winner of the 1960Hugo Award for Best Novel
One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century
In one of Heinlein’s most controversial bestsellers, a recruit in a future world is sent through the toughest boot camp in the Universe to join the Terran Mobile Infantry in battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy.
Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Reserve on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself determined to make it as a cap trooper. In boot camp he learns how to become a soldier, but it is in war that he will learn why.
Many consider this Hugo Award–winning book to be Heinlein’s best. Forget the battle scenes and the high-tech weapons; this is Heinlein in his element, talking people and politics.
© 1959 by Robert A. Heinlein
“A book that continues to resonate and influence to this day, one whose popularity and luster hasn’t been dimmed despite decades of imitations.”
“A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one’s for you.”
“Heinlein’s genius is at its height in this timeless classic that is as meaningful today as when it was written...a fast-paced novel that never gets preachy. This is a definite must-have, must-read book.”
“Lloyd James is terrific as the narrator, able to infuse his voice with the wide-eyed innocence of Rico and the gruffness of Sgt. Zim. James’ is a voice you can count on, and this is an absolutely fabulous audiobook, and to my ears, the definitive version.”
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One of the best books I have read.January 24, 2015There are only a few books that I, personally, have thought were worth reading more than once. Atlas Shrugged, Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and Starship Troopers.
I only had the movie to guide me, and WOW, did they totally pull that script out of thin air. Starship Troopers also has a decent ending. I have listened to a lot of Robert A. Heinlein books, and they all end abruptly, like he got bored, and just wanted to end the book.
Starship Troopers is about life, becoming an adult, and understanding your place in the greater scheme of the universe. Understanding your history, and how we as a civilization, have gotten to where we are - good or bad as it is. Although this book was written in the 1950's, I am astonished at how accurately Heinlein predicted what is now present day, America.
Every few minutes, the voice is muffled, with less clarity..January 23, 2015It seems like they forgot to read every 8th or 9th page, & came back later to an inferior studio to read them, & digitally edited back in place.
So far the story is excellent. Don't even bother comparing it to the 1997 Paul Verhoeven movie. Familiarity is there, but lots of differences..
Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.
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- Publisher: Blackstone Audio
- Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
- ISBN-13: 9781455173655