Stranger in a Strange Land

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100097677
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483068916
Narrator/s: Christopher Hurt
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Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with "psi" powers-telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, teleportation, pyrolysis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others-and complete innocence regarding the mores of man. After his tutelage under a surrogate father figure, Valentine begins his transformation into a kind of messiah. His exceptional abilities lead him to become many things to many people: freak, scam artist, media commodity, searcher, free love pioneer, neon evangelist, and martyr. Heinlein won his second Hugo Award for this novel, sometimes called his "divine comedy" and often called his masterpiece. This Blackstone audiobook is the "as published" version, read from an Ace paperback published in 1987. The full, uncut text was not made available until 1991.

Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein
Genre: Sci Fi, Classics
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2009

All formats/editions

Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein
Product Number EB00383553
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ace
ISBN: #9781101208960

Professional reviews

"Heinlein's cult classic about a man raised by Martians who teaches humanity to make love, not war, doesn't read aloud very well. The narrative is heavy, the dialogue contrived and unnatural. The tone is dated. Competent, but no miracle worker, Christopher Hurt tries gamely to keep things moving and believable. His performance will satisfy the nostalgic and uncritical but won't win new converts. J.N. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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