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The Man Who Sold the Moon

Narrated by: Buck Schirner
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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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.

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Classic Foretelling..

I really enjoyed this typically sound work by Heinlein.. The four parts fit together nicely and carry the story line over four periods of time quite brilliantly..

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  • Wyoming, Australia
  • 12-09-2014

A nostalgic look at the future

For Heinlein fans this is not too bad a listen, filling in gaps to his other stories. It isn't an example of his best work, though.

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  • Gabriel
  • 30-03-2017

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.

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  • wolfspyder
  • 07-02-2014

A Science Fiction Classic!

If you could sum up The Man Who Sold the Moon in three words, what would they be?

Heinlein's Future History...

What did you like best about this story?

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.

What does Buck Schirner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The voicing made the book stand out as even more memorable than my first experience reading it.

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

"Requiem" very nearly brought me to tears.

Any additional comments?

Rated PG 13 for mild profanity. (Single instance.)

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  • Morticroo
  • 23-04-2017

Superb performance!

Buck Schirner perfectly captures the 1950s speech patterns of the characters. They sound just like I imagined they would when I first read this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-2018

Great performance

Great performance. Been a Heinlein fan for forty years and really enjoyed having it read to me.

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  • earl
  • 09-09-2017

Another wonderful collection of the Masters work.

well read and easy to listen to. would recommend to any new reader of Heinleins work.

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  • Joe H Rowland Jr
  • 21-09-2015

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

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  • L5Rick
  • 23-10-2018

The most memorable part is the title.

It was better when I read it 50 years ago. It was better 30 years ago.

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  • Seth D.Yockey
  • 06-06-2018

Titular novella is pretty good...

...the rest of the collection isn't.

Sorry, Bob.

The minimum number of words for a review is fifteen.

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  • Brian Keith Moon
  • 13-06-2015

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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  • Paul Hamer
  • 16-11-2016

Of its time

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