The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Revolution is brewing on twenty-first-century Luna, a moon-based penal colony where oppressed "Loonies" are being exploited by a harsh Authority that controls it from Earth. Against all odds, a ragtag collection of dissidents has banded together in revolt, including a young female radical, an elderly academic, a one-armed computer jock, and a nearly omnipotent supercomputer named Mike, whose sentience is known only to this inner circle and who is committed to the revolution for reasons of his own. Drawing many historical parallels with the War of Independence, Heinlein's fourth Hugo Award–winning novel is a gripping tale bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom. Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, winning the Hugo Award for best novel a record four times. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was the last of these Hugo-winning novels and is widely considered his finest work.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781483064567
Characteristics: 1 online resource (15 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: James, Lloyd


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Aug 09, 2016

A brilliant exploration of a libertarian utopia created by the harsh environment of the Moon.

May 13, 2011

The reader's Russian accent is annoying at first, but you get used to it. Don't give up. This is a great book.

Dec 08, 2010

This story makes me grin every time I read it, and this audiobook recording really adds something. The accents are delicious, the characters distinct. There's a good reason why this one's a classic. Enjoyed it fully.


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