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ISBN13: 9781933322315
ISBN10: 1933322314
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Though it doesnt seem likely for twins to have the same middle name, its clear that Castor and Pollux Stone both have “Trouble” in that spot on their birth certificates. But anyone whos met their grandmother Hazel will know they came by it honestly.Join the Stone twins for a laugh-filled ride as they connive, cajole, and bamboozle their way across the Solar System in the company of the most high-spirited and hilarious family in all of science fiction. This light-hearted tale has some of Heinleins sassiest dialogue. Oddly enough, its also a true example of family values—for when youre a Stone, your family is your highest priority.

About the Author

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN (1907-1988) was the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. A four-time Hugo Award winner, he is best remembered for the sensational bestseller Stranger in Strange Land.

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slooo1, July 28, 2006 (view all comments by slooo1)
This is a minor book by a major author of science fiction in the 20th Century. Robert A. Heinlein (RAH) who was a wily intellect, rogue, and self-styled autocrat, created a collection of novels for juveniles. This one came out in the middle of the pack; and is virtually an advertisement for space travel.

The Rolling Stones, ostensibly about the Stone family of Luna, is a hopeful guide to inter-planetary travel during the colonization phase of Heinlein's grand future scheme. The voice talent for this Full Cast Recording is, as usual, top notch. Each voice is well modulated, and distictive, even among those voiced by the same actor.

The thing sounds like a well-constructed radio program from the golden age. (A real compliment, if you must know.) The program has musical interludes, and avoids using sound effects, though you'd be hard pressed to notice.

The book itself introduces us to the entire Stone clan. As a whole, they are modestly drawn. The twins, Castor and Pollux, are quite central, but it is their paternal Grandmother - Hazel Stone - who most folks will remember most fondly (she appears in several other RAH books, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, most notably). Caroline Fitzgerald gives Hazel more life, and more depth than even RAH gave her.

I didn't have the pleasure of reading this book when I was younger. I suppose it had been stolen from my local library. But I wish I'd known the plot, as there is a long space were one of the characters is left without oxygen in hard vacuum with a wailing child nearby. I hate crying on mass transit. But there I was, sobbing quietly, as the bus rolled down the road.

Other than that, there are a few funny passages; a couple of tense moments involving a space ship with a deadly plague; and a whole lot of very optomistic 'hard' science fiction postulations.

Very diverting, and entertaining. Not very taxing, or realistic. But still a whole lot of fun.

Stongly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933322315
Publisher:
Full Cast Audio
Subject:
Family - General
Read by:
Baker, David
Read:
Baker, David
Read:
The Full Cast Family
Narrated by:
Baker, David
Narrated:
Baker, David
Author:
Heinlein, Robert A.
Author:
Baker, David
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Audiobooks collection.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Interplanetary voyages
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Publication Date:
20050201
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.36x6.82x1.01 in. .60 lbs.
Media Run Time:
008
Age Level:
13-17

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