Today the moon - tomorrow the stars.
The Man Who Sold the Moon: A landmark volume in Heinlein's magnificent Future History series.
D. D. Harriman is a billionaire with a dream: the dream of Space for All Mankind. The method? Anything that works. Maybe, in fact, Harriman goes too far. But he will give us the stars....
©1950, 1977 Robert A. Heinlein, ©2003 by The Robert A. & Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. "The Best Things in Life Are Free" © 1927 by Crawford Music Corporation, New York, NY. Used by permission.
Full of 1950s era sexism and racism that jars somewhat to the modern ear.
Nevertheless a series of classic tales, including many with a political and social engineering bent re the implications of development - so traditional sci-fi
"A Science Fiction Classic!"
Heinlein's Future History...
These stories have "aged" surprisingly well. I find myself just as excited by the audiobook version as I was on my first reading of the book, now many years ago.
The voicing made the book stand out as even more memorable than my first experience reading it.
"Requiem" very nearly brought me to tears.
Rated PG 13 for mild profanity. (Single instance.)
Buck Schirner perfectly captures the 1950s speech patterns of the characters. Theybsoumd just like I imagined they would when I first read this book.
"Great story but..."
Claims to be unabridged. Is both abridged and censored. Good narrator, but I just can't get past the censorship and the "unabridged" lie. Try to be a little more honest next time Audible. had I known, I wouldn't have wasted my money and stuck with the George Guidell version. Gives me doubts as to how censored the rest of my library is.
"The Man Who Sold The Moon"
"The Man Who ..." may be RAH's most intriguing short story before he fell into the novella and adult length genres. Incredible attention to details and twists and turns. Joe 2015
"Hey it's Heinlien"
Old school sci fi but worth the listen. But definitely dated now. The performance was very good.
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