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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (40,621 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Revolution is brewing on twenty-first-century Luna, a moon-based penal colony where oppressed “Loonies” are being exploited by a harsh Authority that controls it from Earth. Against all odds, a ragtag collection of dissidents has banded together in revolt, including a young female radical, an elderly academic, a one-armed computer jock, and a nearly omnipotent supercomputer named Mike, whose sentience is known only to this inner circle and who is committed to the revolution for reasons of his own.

Drawing many historical parallels with the War of Independence, Heinlein’s fourth Hugo Award–winning novel is a gripping tale bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.

Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, winning the Hugo Award for best novel a record four times. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was the last of these Hugo-winning novels and is widely considered his finest work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "We proceed down the path marked by his ideas. He shows us where the future is."

    Tom Clancy

  • “Adrenalizing, mind-stretching, conviction-testing…unmatched by any contemporary!” 

    Theodore Sturgeon

  • “[Heinlein] gives you action and adventure, but as you read the novel, you’re forced to consider, in this new world, new ways of thinking about old problems.”

    SF Reviews

  • Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967
  • A 1966Nebula Award Nominee
  • One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century
  • Winner of the 1983Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy Wallquist | 2/20/2014

    " This is one of my top 10 favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chad Yost | 2/16/2014

    " Awesome book with lots of libertarian overtones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ivy | 2/15/2014

    " Definitely another great Heinlein story, although I don't think this one is my favorite as it is for many of the people I have talked to. In fact, this one has largely made me paranoid that all of my computers are secretly plotting against me. The mode of speech in this took me a little to get used to, but what I think I like most about this and other Heinlein works that I have read so far is that you get the sense of his love of science and the possibilities of the future. That love can be felt as an undercurrent to each of the books no matter the difference in plot and theme and I respond well when I can feel that the author is really passionate about his subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 2/12/2014

    " A great sci-fi novel, complete with quasi-futuristic technology and an exploration of norms different from our own. Heinlein does a great job building a convincing society on the moon and submerging the reader into a gripping plot. I enjoyed the examinations of government and family structure particularly. "

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