Stranger in a Strange Land

Written by:
Robert A. Heinlein
Narrated by:
Christopher Hurt

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 1996
16 hours 17 minutes
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.
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Jensi H.

Probably one of the best books I’ve ever read, all the characters are great and the story is completely weird.

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Ryan M.

You wont be disapointed amazing story and narrating.

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Michael M.

I've been reading and re-reading this boom for 40 years. It is only today that I grok a wrongness. In the chapter where Mike and Jill leave the carny life and stay in Las Vegas for a while, they discuss the vagaries of inter and intra personal relationships utilizing Duke's objectification of women as a focus. During this discussion Jill says "nine times out of ten if a girl gets raped it's partly her fault". The story is steeped in a patriarchal worldview and needs to be viewed in this way in order to see how far we've come, or not, in our sense of equality. Heinlein is a great storyteller and this book reveals the dominant ideology of the time and much more about his personal view and how it supports patriarchy, informing us, in many ways how misogyny found its way into government and thrived.

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Sarah M.

fantastic read! week worth my credit. And I want to point you a review. If you haven't read Gman's review of the book, it says much more eloquently and humorously that which I would like to say here. best part " you got to get it to groc it" if you haven't heard it yet you'll get a kick out of this in the late beginning of the book. the fun changes who develop growth throughout are what amazed me most about this book.

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Lynn M.

I had no idea about anything regaurdi g this book. It took a chapter or two and I was hooked. I loved the story the characters and the ideas of us as people as told by the story are in harmony with the way I think.

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Nicolas Valle

I loved this book when I first read it many years ago. Now I wonder why. It's dated. remarkably sexist and terribly homophobic. Its a future where people talk like World War two just ended. Such nonsense.

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Scott Hubert

phenomenally good book, I've read it three times and it's great to have a 'voice' put to Jubal Harshaw.

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This book was very slow and it never improved. Not a pageturner.

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