Job: A Comedy of Justice

By Robert A. Heinlein
Read by Paul Michael Garcia

14.15 Hours 05/06/2009 unabridged
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After firewalking in Polynesia, fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer never saw the world the same. Now called Alec Graham, he is in the middle of an affair with his stewardess, Margrethe, when natural disasters begin plaguing them. First, there is an impossible iceberg that wrecks the ship in the tropics; then, after being rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they are hit by a double earthquake. To Alex, the signs are clear: Armageddon and the Day of Judgment are near. Somehow, he has to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, for heaven would be no paradise without her. But time is growing short. And, while he is at it, there has to be a way to save the rest of the world.

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Summary

Summary

 A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 1985 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

A 1985 Hugo Award Nominee

A 1984 Nebula Award Nominee

After firewalking in Polynesia, fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer never saw the world the same. Now called Alec Graham, he is in the middle of an affair with his stewardess, Margrethe, when natural disasters begin plaguing them. First, there is an impossible iceberg that wrecks the ship in the tropics; then, after being rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they are hit by a double earthquake. To Alex, the signs are clear: Armageddon and the Day of Judgment are near. Somehow, he has to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, for heaven would be no paradise without her. But time is growing short. And, while he is at it, there has to be a way to save the rest of the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Job is funny, exciting, and thought-provoking…Read it!” Isaac Asimov
“Heinlein’s done it again…Job is the best thing he’s written for years!” Arthur C. Clarke
“I couldn’t put Job down…It is a gripping novel, one of the best.” Larry Niven, New York Times bestselling author
“In my opinion, this is the simply the finest Heinlein I have ever read!” Robert Bloch, author of Psycho
“Job is an exhilarating romp through the author’s mental universe.” New York Times Book Review
“The author’s willingness to push his assumptions to their limits is clearly in evidence here…it may, in fact, be his strongest work in nearly two decades.” Newsday
“Fire-and-brimstone religion is not a topic one expects to find in a science fiction novel, but, heck, why not? It’s a treat to trot along with Heinlein as he creates with a madman’s glee—and a master’s expertise.” USA Today
“Funny, philosophical, sometimes scary, always gentle, the book is as inventive as anything Heinlein has written.” Seattle Times
“Heinlein’s latest novel pits human faith against cosmic whim. Displaying both his crusty, irreverent humor and his genuine respect for the fate of his characters, this novel will please Heinlein’s legion of readers.” Library Journal
“Heinlein’s back in form, with a most refreshing and satisfying blend of ideas and storytelling…A limber, complex, and economical novel that disarms and often compels—with Heinlein’ best theology-shaded fantasy since Stranger in a Strange Land.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 14.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English