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Starship Troopers

Lu par : Lloyd James
Durée : 9 h et 52 min
4 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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Description

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.
©1959 by Robert A. Heinlein (P)1998 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Critiques

  • Hugo Award, 1960

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting social analysis / WTF narration ?

Interesting albeit disturbing social essay.
What's not to love in tis techy SF full of manly humor and morals.
But GOD ! What happened with the narration ? At random, the voice changes completely.
My best guess was that the initial tape got damaged and another narrator had to path up the lost sequences.
That is extremely distracting and always snaps you back to reality.
This SF classic deserves much better.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Michael
  • 28/06/2006

My favorite book ever

This is my favorite fiction book ever, and the only book that comes in a close second is Ender's Game. I loved "Starship Troopers" the first time that I read it at 13 years old, and I really loved listening to the audio recording 14 years later at 27. I drove around and wasted exhorbitant amounts of gas just so I could continue listening to it. It was nice. I reccommend this book to any person 13 years of age or above.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Cather
  • 18/11/2005

A Science Fiction Classic

As other people have pointed out, the movie "based on" this book really wasn't. A few of the concepts made it into the movie, but only in passing. The real problem is that if you see the movie, you're expecting a sci-fi action movie of bugs and guns, and that's not what this book is.

This is a Heinlein novel, and he's doing here what he does best: take a concept, and explore it through fiction. Many people have assumed that Heinlein is a fascist because of the world he created here, but I don't think they got the point. Unlike many Heinlein novels, this is a book for adults, and it requires thinking about what's being said.

This only gets four stars because of the reading. I think Lloyd James does a pretty good job here, but the long pauses get annoying. I kept thinking I'd bumped my iPod. Still, I recommend it.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Geoff
  • 13/08/2016

Book is awesome. Narration was MIND-NUMBING

This story is Heinlein's finest. The story that is written, is unlike the horrible Hollywood production. The book is so good. The movie not so much.
I wanted to love listening to it, HOWEVER, the narrator was one of the worst I've heard one audible. He has no emotion whatsoever in his reading. He pauses where there shouldn't be a pause. When there are moments you know it would be intense, he still just dribbles on in his boring-nonemotional-monotone voice. I had to shut it off because its basically unlistenable. If I could get a refund for this audio book I would.
So with that said, buy the book and read it yourself, don't get this audio version.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Michael
  • 20/08/2008

Well Aged Heinlein

I had not read Starship Troopers in many years. Many of Heinlein's books have not aged very well, but this has aged quite well. This book has quite a lot of moral philosophy and social commentary, and a bit of humor, science fiction and action adventure. The main character is well developed, and the events interesting and fun. I enjoyed this listen quite a bit. This has little in common with the very bad movie.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • B. Cox
  • 12/10/2013

Bad overdubs

Any additional comments?

Recording was mostly good, except for occasional sentences or paragraphs that were overdubbed and sounded awful - muffled, and possibly even a different narrator.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • The Kindler
  • 15/05/2015

My favorite Heilein Book

Any additional comments?

This is just a great book. There are a lot of interesting points of view given and even if you don't agree with them they are still thought provoking ideas.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ms Letty
  • 06/12/2004

Wonderful, but hold your fire on the narrator

I heartily agree with most of the comments above, but I'd disagree with the negative comments about the narrator. I've heard him read several things and he adapts himself - he's no raw youngster like Johnny Rico the supposed narrator, though he sounds exactly like one on this recording. So good was his reading of the book in this character that I really thought he was around 22. It was only when I heard him read other works that I realised how carefully he'd played the part, and that he is actually considerably older.

As for the book itself: wonderful. And the other comments are, IMHO, absolutely right - ie it knocks the film into a cocked hat. A very shallow cocked hat.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Gerald
  • 25/10/2008

5 Star Story 1 Star Interpretation. 3 Overall

I love the story. It's well worth reading the actual book. But I cannot recommend the narrator for this one. And I was especially disappointed because the same narrator did such a GREAT job reading The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. But for this book he had a very flat, unemotional voice. And he kept hesitating and pausing in the middle of reading when it was obviously uncalled for. It was almost like he was unsure of himself and kept pausing to figure out how to read the next part. It was very annoying. Read the book - it's full of great ideas. But don't listen to this one.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Robert
  • 30/03/2008

Freedom, Power=Responsibility

A well written space war story told with realistic characters and plot. This is a story of a young man who discovers himself and his place in a free society during an alien race war. Great action and character development with moral lessons that still hit home in the present. Questions like: Should everyone vote even if they don't care? What is the price of freedom? Is our way to handle youth violence based on any reasonable philosophy? Read this to enjoy a good tale or read it to think about human societies? It's good both ways.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Lisa
  • 16/02/2003

DON'T see the movie, listen to this instead!

One of the crimes of this past century is the movie that was based on this classic novel. Someone ought to go to jail over that.

But this Blackstone audio production does real justice to this interesting novel. Don't get too caught up in the military aspect of it's plot. It's really a coming-of-age story. It's also a remarkably adult story. And of course, Heinlein gets on his soap box and finds space to put forward his rather unique conservative political positions. Agree with him or not, at least he will get you thinking.

If you are looking to share an audio book with a teenage son, this might be a good one. My 15 year old loved it, and it made for some interesting conversations.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • W
  • 03/04/2010

Buch gut, Aufnahme altbacken, Aufnahmequalität schlecht

Das Buch selbst ist gut, nur leider ist das hier vorliegene Hörbuch insgesamt von schlechter Qualität. Darüberhinaus liegt die Aufnahme nur im "4" Dateiformat vor.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dr. Bobo
  • 31/10/2018

I'd always liked the movie, but...

I can now safely assert that the book is way superior. Now I'm actually somewhat angry at the people who made the movie for turning it into a goofy parody of this amazing work.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dominik Guse
  • 30/08/2019

Non perfect recording

There are some recorded parts which do not fit into it, it's pretty irritating sometimes.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 30/04/2019

Spannende Geschichte

Gute Geschichte und angenehmer Sprecher. Leider habe ich nicht gewusst das das ganze auf Englisch ist. Aber mann kann es verstehen. Der Roman hat wenig mit dem Film zu tun. Was es aber spannender macht. Gutes Buch.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sinistral Snail
  • 22/07/2018

Better than I thought it would be!

I had heard that this book was a struggle to read, as almost the entire cast of the movie couldn't get through it, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The narrator is okay, but nothing special, and the narration sometimes changes tone, as if certain parts were later added/replaced in a different recording studio. It's a bit distracting but infrequent enough to not be a major issue.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Daniel
  • 19/06/2018

Gutes Buch, Aufnahme mit kleinen Mankos

Äußerst interessante Geschichte und gute Vertonung - hat Stellen an denen in der ersten Aufnahme fehlende Passagen eingefügt wurden.

Für Personen die bisher nur den Film kennen: Das Buch ist deutlich mehr auf Charakterentwicklung und die Gesellschaftsstruktur der Förderation ausgerichtet und weniger auf das (zugegebenermaßen sehr unterhaltsame) Gemetzel zwischen Menschen und Bugs.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Peter Ritter
  • 17/12/2017

my favorite

the speaker is a bit odd at the beginning but you get used to it. The book itself is in my opinion the best Science Fiction novel ever written.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Buranbai
  • 26/06/2015

Teils generische Stimme

Gibt es irgendetwas, das Sie an diesem Hörbuch ändern würden?

Die Qualität der Aufnahme.

Könnten Sie sich Starship Troopers als Film oder TV-Serie vorstellen? Welche Stars sollten unbedingt mitspielen?

Nun es gibt einen Starship Troopers Film. Buch gibt eine tieferen Einblick in die Gesellschaft. Wem der Film wegen Verhoevens Formel aus Action, Gewalt, Sex und Drama angesprochen hat, wird dies hier nicht finden.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Die Origanalstimme ist zum teil durch eine generische überschrieben. Es ist zunächst verwirrend: Später zerstört es einem immer wieder die Stimmung.

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