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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,482 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Barrett Whitene Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds. When they are recruited by the Long Range Foundation, the twins find out that they can, indeed, peer into each other’s thoughts. Along with other telepathic duos, they are enlisted to be the human transmitters and receivers that will keep the ships in contact with Earth. But there’s a catch: one of the twins has to stay behind—and that one will grow old—while the other explores the depths of space and returns still a young man.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “He showed us where the future is.”

    Tom Clancy

  • “One of the superb Heinlein stories that has excitement, urbanity, humanity, rationality, pace, understanding, and is a joy to read.”

    New York Times

  • “Rarely has Heinlein pushed his imagination further…A vivid, stirring experience.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Robert A. Heinlein may have been the all-time most important writer of genre SF.”

    Science Fiction Encyclopedia

  • “The word that comes to mind for him is essential. As a writer—eloquent, impassioned, technically innovative—he reshaped science fiction in a way that defined it for every writer who followed him…He was the most significant science fiction writer since H. G. Wells.”

    Robert Silverberg

  • Seven-time winner of the Hugo Award
  • Winner of the SFWA Grand Master Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Todd | 2/16/2014

    " If I could only ever read one book, this would probably be it. Not because it's great but because it's uplifting, forward-thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe Osborne | 2/7/2014

    " Entertaining Heinlein juvenile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yougo | 2/2/2014

    " An interesting story about the nature of relationships, of friendship and intriguing scientific principles. What happens when you can communicate over infinite distances using telapathy, without any delays? Now what happens when you are traveling nearly the speed of light and time's relativity is different between the two communicators? A very interesting and well written book, I quite enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynn Hallbrooks | 1/5/2014

    " It was one of if not the first science fiction book that I have read. I haven't really read many science fiction books but this one has stuck with me since I read it...I believe I was a teenager at the time. So it has been many moons and books ago. "

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