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  • Stranger in a Strange Land

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Martin McDougall
  • Length: 23 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Epic, entertaining, blasphemous, this is the most influential and controversial of Science Fiction novels. Stranger in a Strange Land caused uproar when it was first published as it savaged conventional religious, sexual, and social ideals. Many years in the future, Valentine Michael Smith's upbringing is exceptional. Orphan child to two astronauts killed in space, he is raised on Mars. Twenty-five years later he is "rescued" and brought back to Earth. The initial enthusiasm of the administration in Smith's safe return is soon dampened by the realisation that they cannot control him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bloated, Self-Indulgent Waffle saved only in part by great narration

  • By mcfrood on 14-11-2017

Not for me

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Reviewed: 16-01-2019

Cool story and a nice view of 1960s america (albeit sexist view of women) ruined by lots of pointless conversations about people "grokking" things.