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Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9781483057194
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Robert A. Heinlein has written some of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time, including the beloved classic Stranger in a Strange Land. Now, in The Cat Who Walks through Walls, he creates his most compelling character ever: Dr. Richard Ames, ex-military man, sometime writer, and unfortunate victim of mistaken identity.

When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his dinner table, Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions where Lazarus Long still thrives, where Jubal Harshaw lives surrounded by beautiful women, and where a daring plot to rescue the sentient computer called Mike can change the direction of all human history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dialogue as witty as Oscar Wilde’s, action as rollicking as Edgar Rice Burroughs’, and satire as spicy as Jonathan Swift’s.”

    New York Times

  • “Entertaining…plenty of fast action…vivid and believable.”

    Chicago Sun

  • “[Heinlein] is, if possible, a greater genius than ever before…this time by giving us a thinking man’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Irresistible…The Cat Who Walked through Walls has a force that cannot be denied.”


  • “While he probably can’t walk through walls, narrator Tom Weiner’s extraordinary ability is to take the dozens of distinct characters in Heinlein’s philosophical space adventure and give each a unique and instantly recognizable style. Weiner’s performance is particularly strong with the two main characters…Spoken by Weiner, their banter becomes clever enough to challenge even Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert to a literary duel.”


  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doc | 5/7/2011

    " This book absolutely rocked... right up until the last chapter. He completely lost me with the end. I wish RAH was still alive so I could ask him what he was intending with this ending.

    90% of this book is a fantastic story.

    Doc "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marybeth | 5/6/2011

    " LOVED this book! He's one of my favourite SciFi authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Troy | 4/29/2011

    " Not one of my favorite Heinlein books, but still interesting. I was really into this one until the major plot twist with about 100 pages to go. Heinlein always creates characters that I find intriguing and likable, but the ending just didn't do anything for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julee | 3/13/2011

    " This was one he wrote when he was having med. probs. main complaint was that you couldn't tell which character was talking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aluminas | 2/11/2011

    " Pretty good, Stranger in a Strange Land was better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/7/2011

    " One of my favorite Heinlein's. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brian | 1/24/2011

    " Oh God! Fun story, I guess, but the most insipid damn characters ever. As much as Heinlein seems to thing about women, he certainly can't write them. On the good side, there are some interesting ideas in the book, but they are most often developed in long, preachy monologues. Meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lady | 1/20/2011

    " So powerful. Like the rest of his books, simply... mindblowing. (I use that word a lot.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 1/19/2011

    " Ok. Fun play on contemporary stuff and literary characters. Male-female relations typical of Heinlein.
    Theme of time travel and changing past events to make future better. "

About the Author

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.