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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,779 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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First came the news that a flying saucer had landed in Iowa. Then came the announcement that the whole thing was a hoax. End of story. Case closed.

Except that two agents of the most secret intelligence agency in the US government were on the scene and disappeared without reporting in, as did four other agents who were sent in. As a result, the head of the agency and his two top agents went in, and they managed to get out with their discovery: the earth is being invaded by slug-like aliens who can completely control the mind of any human they touch. What the humans know, they know. What the aliens want, no matter what, the human will do. And most of Iowa is already under their control.

Sam Cavanaugh was one of the agents who discovered the truth. Unfortunately, that was just before he was taken over by one of the aliens and began working for the invaders, with no will of his own. And he has just learned that a high official in the Treasury Department is now under control of the aliens. Since the Treasury Department includes the Secret Service, which safeguards the president of the United States, control of the entire nation is near at hand. Can-do intelligence officer Cavanaugh is the only man who can stop the invaders.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lori | 1/31/2014

    " Awkwardly written and a bit unbelievable at points.. Operation Sun Tan (weird!). I just saw the movie with Donald Sutherland playing the old man. It was a pretty good rendition...glad they left out some of the sillier aspects of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stefan Vucak | 1/31/2014

    " Vintage Heinlein. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corinne | 1/17/2014

    " Typical Heinlein fodder. I liked it, but his books are kinda always about a guy with a gun shootin' up the enemy and beating the arrogant scientists and smug pen-pushers and getting the girl (who is always just as tough, muscular and no-nonsense as him, until they get married five minutes after meeting, at which point she becomes a giggling squealing bunny who says "Yes dear" a lot). Not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phebe | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting premise, but difficult to stay engaged beyond the first hundred pages. Heinlein escalates the plot too early, and then doesn't give enough ebb and flow; the war simply keeps dragging on with little progress. The interactions between the two lead protagonists are entertaining, but about halfway through the book the female becomes painfully two-dimensional. "

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