The Moon is A Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein
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The Moon is A Harsh Mistress

Narrator: Lloyd James

Unabridged: 14 hr 12 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 01/01/2006


Winner of the 1967 Hugo award, this novel marked Heinleins partial return to his best form. He draws many historical parallels with the War of Independence and clearly shows his own libertarian political views. In what is considered one of his most hairraising, thoughtprovoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world, twentyfirstcentury Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But the problem with the inevitable is that it always happens.


AudiobooksNow review by Dutch on 2013-06-03 17:56:15

Moon is Harsh is a fascinating look back 40 years at the ***umptions of technological progress and social change that existed as the Viet Nam war was ending so disgust and contempt for government was growing towards the attitudes widely held today. Heinlein was a hard core libertarian and that really comes through here. But aside from the revealing sentiments of his characters, Heinlein has constructed a fun, suspensful action story. Lloyd James does a competitent if uninspired job of reading the story and providing most of the characters with distinct and appropriate voices.