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Have Space Suit - Will Travel Audiobook

Have Space Suit - Will Travel

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Publisher's Summary

From the mind of the storyteller who has captured the imagination of readers from around the worldand across generations comes this classic work of science fiction.

First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authenticspace suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell wonit, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own tothe stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard - and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate's ship. The whole thing seems like a bad dream until he discovers he's not theonly prisoner on board. Kip - along with the daughter of a world-renownedscientist and a beautiful creature from another planet - has been kidnapped by amonstrous extraterrestrial, and they are heading straight for what could be Kip's final destination.

©2005 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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  • SGL
    California
    20/03/14
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    "Classic tale, One of Heinlein's best."
    Would you listen to Have Space Suit - Will Travel again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again, it is one if not the best of Heinlein's tales.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is a toss up between Kip and PeeWee. Both are very strong characters.


    What three words best describe Mark Turetsky’s voice?

    Just misses the mark.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The title of course, Have Space Suit - Will Travel


    Any additional comments?

    The tale was one of my favorites, The narrator M Turetsky some how just misses the tone of the book. Granted I read this tale many, well many many years ago for the first time, as a boy. Given the characters, Kip is just graduating High School and PeeWee at 11, it calls for a voice that can capture that flavor. At one time Audible offered the same book by Whole Cast Audio which fit the book perfectly. But while the narration wasn't as I would like it the tale is still very much worth hearing.

    33 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Brad
    AURORA, CO, United States
    02/03/14
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    "A Light Hearted Space Fantasy, Just a fun Read"
    What did you love best about Have Space Suit - Will Travel?

    A great fantasy about a young man you works hard to get what he wants and along the way has a great adventure. Truly loved the the way the story came together from beginning to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The amazing thing about this book is the space suit takes on a personality of it's own. The type and function of the suite plays a key role. Detail where needed but not too much to slow the book down.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Turetsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but his performance was excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this entire book while brewing a batch of beer listened to it from beginning to end in on shot.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great juvenile fiction book which has an appeal for adults as well. If you looking for a good book for your teenagers this is a good choice. One thing I enjoy is it does not have the violence of modern teenage books like Hunger Games or even Divergent. This big is a good listen for a family on a car trip a great fantasy that every one would love to be a part of.

    31 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    Santa Clara, CA, United States
    10/07/14
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    "Wry humor obliterated by inept reading"

    This is my favorite Heinlein book since I first read it in the 1960's. A fun and entertaining story with the kind of snide humor that only first-person telling can capture.
    The narration, however, is just not professional quality. Mark Turetsky's voice has an adolescent twang, which is fine, considering the age of the main character, but his inability to read fluently totally trashes some of the best and funniest lines in the book. The narration starts out okay, but seems to become more and more distracted as the book nears the end, demolishing the imagery as it goes.
    I guessed all this before purchasing the book, but went ahead anyway. Many parts of it are read just fine, and I can't express any real regret at listening to it—only the regret that they couldn't find a more competent narrator.

    49 of 53 people found this review helpful
  • morphiaflow
    Boston, Ma United States
    25/02/15
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    "Read this one or wait for another narrator"
    How could the performance have been better?

    This is the first review I've ever left here. I've listened to so many audiobooks and not all narrators have been great, but I've been able to shake it off and listen, but not with this. The inflection in the narrators voice made me think the narrator was a 10 year old boy instead of a high school senior and that was the least of it. If I could go back, I would have read this one instead of listening. I hope that I can revisit this book again to really experience Heinlein's story. Such a shame. This was a great disservice to the author.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • KJ
    TUSTIN, CA, United States
    20/11/14
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    "Had to have this one!"

    This was a must have for me! This is the first book I remember reading entirely on my own and by my own choice. Because of this story, I gained a lifelong fascination with reading fiction. How fun to have found it again nearly 40 years later!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • João
    United States
    06/01/15
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    "Great book!"

    Space adventure of the highest caliber, one of Heinlein's best. The performance was great. I highly recommend to fans of classic sci-fi.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Calliope
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    01/05/16
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    "Enjoyable YA adventure - even for adults"

    I'll start by saying I agree with the others that the narrator made the central character sounded more like a 10 or 12 year old than a 17 or 18 year old high school grad, but I don't think that's a make-or-break issue - I still found the narration good and the story good fun. It's an adventure story that begins with an accidental kidnapping into space, and runs from there.....with adventures of trying to help newfound friends, get back home, and save the world. What more could a kid want in his summer before heading off to college?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Quin
    25/03/16
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    "Great story for young and old."

    First read this book when I was 10. Enjoyed it just as much at 53. Great car trip audio book for parents and kids.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David D. Schneider
    Albuquerque, USA
    09/03/16
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    "Grew Up Reading Every Heinlein! 😱"

    So I'm a bit of a fan . . .
    This is really a YA read that is suitable for all.
    I don't give many five-star reviews anymore and I admit to bias but this book takes one back to the high values, morals, and pride of advancement in the sciences of the 1950s.
    ________________________________________
    Earths humankind is on trial before a galactic tribunal--and the outcome . . . 😱

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Richmond, VA
    26/05/15
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    "Dated, but a feel-good sci-fi story"
    What did you love best about Have Space Suit - Will Travel?

    The genuine nature and bravery of Kip.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard not to like Kip, his adventure tested his resolve and he made unselfish, brave decisions all over the galaxy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It had a few funny moments, definitely showed its age.


    Any additional comments?

    Feel good sci-fi is hard to come by, this is a great quick listen even for the non-sci-fi junkies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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