Revolution is brewing on twenty-first-century Luna, a moon-based penal colony where oppressed “Loonies” are being exploited by a harsh Authority that controls it from Earth. Against all odds, a ragtag collection of dissidents has banded together in revolt, including a young female radical, an elderly academic, a one-armed computer jock, and a nearly omnipotent supercomputer named Mike, whose sentience is known only to this inner circle and who is committed to the revolution for reasons of his own.
Drawing many historical parallels with the War of Independence, Heinlein’s fourth Hugo Award–winning novel is a gripping tale bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.
Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, winning the Hugo Award for best novel a record four times. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was the last of these Hugo-winning novels and is widely considered his finest work.
Narrator hampered by Russian protagonist
As a Heinlein fan since I was 13, this book is classic GREAT Heinlein. The Narrator does a tremdous job, but the main character is Russian, so the majority of the book is read with a Russian accent. His Russian-speak is a little Boris&Natasha, but dont let that get in the way of enjoying a very good story by a fabulous author. He otherwise does a good job and makes the book quite enjoyable. He also narrates "Double Star" and does a WOUNDERFUL job. You must download it!
My fist sci-fi read.
My best choice.
I’ve read this as a printed book, and listened as an audiobook, several times over the years. It is always well worth the time. One of the all time best.