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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Will McAuliffe and the Full Cast Family Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A journey of 167,000 lights years begins with...a bar of soap? Fasten your zero gravity restraints for Robert Heinlein's novel of intergalactic adventure, a story that carries teenager Clifford Kip Russell from his job as soda jerk to space-suit winner to alien abductee! Along the way Kip is joined by a pint-sized genius named Peewee and an empathetic alien creature known as the Mother Thing. The story of how this strange trio battles alien gangsters only to end up on trial in an intergalactic court trillions of miles from Earth features all the wicked humor, brilliant detail, and g-force drama that made Robert Heinlein the world's favorite science fiction writer.

First published in 1958 as one of Heinlein's boy's books, Have Space Suit, Will Travel soon found an adult audience as well, and has become one of the most beloved of all his novels. Now listeners can experience it as never before as the Full Cast Family of readers bring the characters to vivid new life in this scintillating recording.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by rachel Hensler | 2/18/2014

    " The first sci-fi book I ever read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sare | 1/24/2014

    " A bit dated, but a fun read. Something I would like to read with my kids some day. Except I probably won't be having any of those, so that was kind of a pointless comment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ed | 12/30/2013

    " The first Heinlein I ever read. I think it was the 5th or 6th grade. I found it in the small library of the Holy Rosary Catholic school in Cedar, MI. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom Burkhalter | 12/29/2013

    " Nowadays this would be tagged "young adult" fare, but I read it in 5th grade. It was, actually, the first book I ever ordered through a book store. I didn't realize at the time that RAH was writing about "alien abduction" -- not sure that I knew, in 1965, what a "UFO" was anyway. But RAH was always his own man as a writer, and this book is well-crafted and well-grounded in science and technology. I learned some of my first physics (the use of the formula s=(1/2)at-squared) from this book, as well as the fact that Pluto's orbit is an average of 39.36 astronomical units from the Sun. Something we tend to forget is what an intellectual feast so-called hard science fiction can be when it is well written, and this book is all of that. Kip, the protagonist, wants to be an engineer, but although he is intelligent (no thanks to his local high school, and modern readers might do well to consider RAH's critique of "modern" education!) he has no money. He wins a used, stripped space suit in a contest and decides to refurbish it -- and along the way the reader learns a lot about what one needs to survive in a vacuum environment. Then, as Kip is talking one last hike in his space suit, simulating a trip across the Lunar surface, there is an unexpected reply to his radio message, "Junebug calling Peewee" ... and the game, as Sherlock Holmes might note, is afoot! "

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