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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,295 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to fans of the New York Times bestseller The Cat Who Walks through Walls. The man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead.

So begins Robert A. Heinlein’s To Sail beyond the Sunset. Filled with the master’s most beloved characters, this compelling work broadens and enriches his epic vision of time and space, life and death, love and desire. It is also an autobiographical masterpiece—and a wondrous return to the alternate universes that all Heinlein fans have come to know and love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Admirably successful…The autobiographical material is consistently superb. The alternate universes are equally well done…The sexuality shows the lusty pleasure in smashing taboos familiar to readers of Stranger in a Strange Land.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “A family reunion for Heinlein’s characters…a well-attended gathering.”

    Houston Post

  • “A tour de force…In a strange and moving way, To Sail beyond the Sunset may be the finest work in the dean’s lengthy career!”

    Kansas City Star

  • “Exuberant and spirited…unquestionably one of the major, defining works of Robert A. Heinlein’s long and successful career.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “Thought-provoking…Considerable wit and energy!”

    Newsday

  • “Absorbing and involving!”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “In To Sail beyond the Sunset, Heinlein continues to assemble most, if not all, the characters he has ever created…Heinlein’s voice and his prose are stronger and fresher than they have been in some time…He remains the master!”

    Locus

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/14/2014

    " Reread - great, as always! Not for everyone, but right now, I needed to remind myself of Mama Mo'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deodand | 2/13/2014

    " This book divides readers, as most of Heinlein's work does. Yes, it chaps my ass a bit when Heinlein writes a female character because he kinda sucked at it. But I always come back to this one as one of my favourite Heinlein novels because the plot is really interesting. Reading "Stranger in a Strange Land" helps readers to understand the subtleties of this book, but it's not required, as you will get the gist - I was about to say grok it as you go. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by James Christie | 2/11/2014

    " What a load of twaddle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brandie | 1/27/2014

    " Gotta love Heinlein--this is another of his that you get to love the characters, they are just so real. "

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