Starship Troopers

By Robert A. Heinlein
Read by Lloyd James

9.88 Hours 01/01/1997 unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A book that continues to resonate and influence to this day, one whose popularity and luster hasn’t been dimmed despite decades of imitations.” SF Reviews
“A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one’s for you.” All SciFi
“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.” SF Site
“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.” SFFAudio.com

Reviews

Reviews

by Downpour.com 9/13/2017

Hi James, Thanks for letting us know about the issue with the audio quality. It has been reported to the publisher.
by Mark 9/13/2017
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One of the best books I have read.

There 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.
by James W. 9/13/2017
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Every few minutes, the voice is muffled, with less clarity..

It 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..

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: 9.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English