Stranger in A Strange Land

Stranger in A Strange Land

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with "psi" powers—telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, teleportation, pyrolysis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others—and complete innocence regarding the mores of man. After his tutelage under a surrogate-father figure, Valentine begins his transformation into a kind of messiah. His exceptional abilities lead Valentine to become many things to many people: freak, scam artist, media commodity, searcher, free-love pioneer, neon evangelist, and martyr. Heinlein won his second Hugo Award for this novel, sometimes called his "divine comedy" and often called his masterpiece.
Publisher: Blackstone Audio,� 2011
ISBN: 9781441710505
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: OverDrive MP3 & WMA Audiobook
Additional Contributors: Hurt, Christopher 1959-

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Dec 27, 2011

This book had some interesting content, but to me the author ruined a good initial concept. Starts out OK, then gets dopey. The writing style was not to my liking either. I soldiered through the entire book, but I found it to be increasingly difficult to read. Wish I hadn't wasted my time. Can't recommend this book.

Jul 04, 2011

For those of you not agnostic, or atheist, but have a firm well held conviction and a supreme judgmental viewpoint with Christ in your heart, probably want to steer clear of this book, it has heretical viewpoint that opposes Mainstream Christianity. I doubt you will enjoy this book, you will be to busy asking for forgiveness from your creator to actually use this philosophy to open your heart and your mind. As a recovering Pentecostal Charismatic (born and raised) and now feel I posses a spirituality rather than a religion, I felt in tune with the character Jubal Harshaw, his no-nonsense approach really touched me, Also give me a way of explaining my change of belief to my family, who remain fervent believers of the good ol King James Bible. I'm going to let this book settle in a bit and continue to think on it. Then read it again. I wish I had a more eloquent way of fully expressing the impact this book had on me.

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