Hailed as one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, Robert A. Heinlein pens fast-moving, action-packed tales. In this thrilling best-seller, he fast forwards to a controversial future world where law and order are harshly enforced, and only the ex-military can gain citizenship. Right out of high school, Johnny Rico enlists in the elite fraternity of the Mobile Infantry of planet Terra, once known as Earth. After weeks of the dangerously rugged bootcamp, Johnny is looking forward to some rest and relaxation. But when horrifying communist aliens attack Terran colonies, the entire human race becomes engaged in a terrifying struggle for survival. Starship Troopers is acclaimed as a science-fiction classic and has been made into a popular motion picture. Intergalactic war and daring invasions explode from the pages with narrator George Wilson's dramatic performance.
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by Robert A. Heinlein
by Robert Lawson
by Robert Cormier
by Bill McLain
by Louis Sachar
by Janet Foxley
by William Steig
by Laurence Yep
by Jean Marie Stine
by Cynthia Rylant
"This book shows Heinlein's transition from superb young-adult science fiction to flawed but wildly popular adult science fiction. Primarily a political tract, the story follows the career of a vapid, rich high school graduate now in the Mobile Infantry of planet Terra. Narrator George Wilson affects a breezy, document-ary style, avoiding characterization in pursuit of the smooth flow of the story. He doesn't sound anything like our hero, Juan Rico from Buenos Aires, probably would, for example. But he's an articulate and effective reader, and, in general, his presentation succeeds. (The recent movie version was rated R; the book is a PG.) D.R.W. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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