Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein audiobook

Glory Road

By Robert A. Heinlein
Read by Bronson Pinchot

Blackstone Publishing 9780765312228

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455153688

  • ISBN: 9781455153671

  • ISBN: 9781455153695

  • ISBN: 9781455153718

Runtime: 9.57 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 1964 Hugo Award for Best Novel

E. C. “Scar” Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn’t given up his habit of scanning the personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: 

Are you a coward? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English with some French, proficient with all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, 17 rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D.

How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to describe you perfectly? Well, except maybe for the “handsome” part, but that was in the eye of the beholder anyway. So he went to that apartment and was greeted by the most beautiful woman he’d ever met. She seemed to have many names but agreed he could call her Star. A pretty appropriate name, as it turned out, for the empress of twenty universes. And she sends him on the adventure of a lifetime.

Robert A. Heinlein’s one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules, and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny, and tremendously readable—a favorite of all who have read it. Glory Road is a masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typically Heinleinian sting in its tail. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A triumph.” Chicago Tribune
“Glory Road maintains a delicacy, a bravura, and a joy that not only are notable, but clearly consign it to his heptology of major SF novels.” Samuel R. Delany, American author and literary critic
“Fairy-tale spinning in space for the young in heart and years by the two-time winner of the Hugo Award.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

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. 

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 9.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English