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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While i love this book, I find the audio version somewhat lacking.
My favorite book ruined.
This is my favorite book of all time. I've used it as a textbook for classes I've taught. Lloyd James narrates the book as if this is his first time reading it. He misreads names, lines, and he fails miserably when trying to do different voices for the characters. If you can get through the narration, this isn't so bad.
Inconsistent sound quality in chapters
For whatever reason the producers mixed the recording with at least two different tracks. In about chapter 4, the reader suddenly changes pitch and sounds like he is talking in a pillow. This continues throughout the rest of the book and nearly ruins it.