Rocket Ship Galileo

By Robert A. Heinlein
Read by Spider Robinson

5.47 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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From the grand master of science fiction comes this classic story about pioneers at the dawn of space exploration. Ross Jenkins, Art Mueller, and Morris Abrams are not your average high schools students. While other kids are cruising around in their cars or playing ball, this trio, known as the Galileo Club, is experimenting with rocket fuels, preparing for their future education at technical colleges. Art’s uncle, the nuclear physicist Dr. Donald Cargraves, offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to construct and crew a rocket that will take them to the moon. Cargraves believes their combined ingenuity and enthusiasm can actually make this dream come true—but there are those who don’t share their dream and who will stop at nothing to keep their rocket grounded.

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Summary

Summary

From the grand master of science fiction comes this classic story about pioneers at the dawn of space exploration.

Ross Jenkins, Art Mueller, and Morris Abrams are not your average high schools students. While other kids are cruising around in their cars or playing ball, this trio, known as the Galileo Club, is experimenting with rocket fuels, preparing for their future education at technical colleges.

Art’s uncle, the nuclear physicist Dr. Donald Cargraves, offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to construct and crew a rocket that will take them to the moon. Cargraves believes their combined ingenuity and enthusiasm can actually make this dream come true—but there are those who don’t share their dream and who will stop at nothing to keep their rocket grounded.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rocket Ship Galileo is a good, entertaining novel. It’s a classic for the right reasons.” SciFi.com
“A nice piece of science fantasy by an author well known for his science fiction.” Kirkus Reviews
“Spider is a gifted narrator with a flair for voice characterizations. His natural narrator’s voice…conveys ease, and his pacing is unhurried.” SFFAudio.com

Reviews

Reviews

by sanwizard 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Excellent as usual

The narration was very good. The story line was excellent as usual for Heinlein. I should have read this a long time ago, but was glad I waited to listen to this story as it was told.

Two thumbs up.

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: 5.47
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English