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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (140,414 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Christopher Hurt Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with “psi” powers—telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, teleportation, pyrolysis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others—and complete innocence regarding the mores of man.

After his tutelage under a surrogate father figure, Valentine begins his transformation into a kind of messiah. His exceptional abilities lead him to become many things to many people: freak, scam artist, media commodity, searcher, free love pioneer, neon evangelist, and martyr.

Heinlein won his second Hugo Award for this novel, sometimes called his “divine comedy” and often called his masterpiece. This Blackstone audiobook is the “as published” version, read from an Ace paperback published in 1987. The full, uncut text was not made available until 1991.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wonderfully humanizing.”

    Kurt Vonnegut

  • “A brilliant mind-bender, a thought-provoking book.”

    New York Times

  • “Disturbing, shocking and entertaining…It sparkles and crackles and produces goose bumps of apprehension and dissatisfaction with the human race…The best of his many books.”

    Washington Post

  • “The book was destined to become a bestseller, shaping the sensibilities of a generation.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Stranger in a Strange Land is one of the master’s best entertainments, provocative as he always loved to be.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[A] landmark in more ways than one…A truly masterful SF story…Christopher Hurt reads with authority, nicely drawing the characters via barely perceptible changes in intonation, harshness, and pacing. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the Hugo Award in 1962 for Best Novel
  • One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pedro | 2/20/2014

    " grokked it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave Duquette | 2/15/2014

    " great book, a little dated (air cars but no cell phones)but fun with good characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brandon Westlake | 2/14/2014

    " overrated and drawn out "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stu Webbb | 2/7/2014

    " My idea of ultimately satisfying science fiction work. "

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