The Rolling Stones by Robert A. Heinlein audiobook

The Rolling Stones

By Robert A. Heinlein
Read by Tom Weiner

Blackstone Publishing
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One of Heinlein's best-loved works, The Rolling Stones follows the rollicking adventures of the Stone family as they tour the solar system. It doesn't seem likely for twins to have the same middle name. Even so, it's clear that Castor and Pollux Stone both have "Trouble" written in that spot on their birth certificates. Of course, anyone who's met their grandmother Hazel would know they came by it honestly. Join the Stone twins 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. It all starts when the twins decide that life on the lunar colony is too dull and buy their own spaceship to go into business for themselves. Before long they are headed for the furthest reaches of the stars, with stops on Mars, some asteroids, Titan, and beyond. This lighthearted tale has some of Heinlein's sassiest dialogue—not to mention the famous flatcats incident. Oddly enough, it's also a true example of real family values, for when you're a Stone, your family is your highest priority.

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Finalist for the 1989 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

An Audible.com bestseller

One of Heinlein's best-loved works, The Rolling Stones follows the rollicking adventures of the Stone family as they tour the solar system.

It doesn't seem likely for twins to have the same middle name. Even so, it's clear that Castor and Pollux Stone both have "Trouble" written in that spot on their birth certificates. Of course, anyone who's met their grandmother Hazel would know they came by it honestly.

Join the Stone twins 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. It all starts when the twins decide that life on the lunar colony is too dull and buy their own spaceship to go into business for themselves. Before long they are headed for the furthest reaches of the stars, with stops on Mars, some asteroids, Titan, and beyond.

This lighthearted tale has some of Heinlein's sassiest dialogue—not to mention the famous flatcats incident. Oddly enough, it's also a true example of real family values, for when you're a Stone, your family is your highest priority.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An interesting and fast-moving chronicle of life in the future. And it is told in a manner that makes it seem as though it could happen next week.” New York Times
“Mr. Heinlein—wonder of wonders—has turned out a wholesome book on outer space. Booksellers and librarians can suggest this one with an easy conscience, even for the timid.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Heinlein’s juveniles remain a good all-ages introduction to rollicking sf escapades, and The Rolling Stones is one of his best…Originally published in 1952, this story is very much a product of its time, but the science is good for a pre-Sputnik title, and the plot will still inspire and amuse. Keep an eye out for Castor and Pollux, twins who will remind Harry Potter enthusiasts of the Weasleys, and the flat cats, the inspiration for Star Trek’s famous Tribbles. Heinlein was a prolific fictional explorer of Mars—Red Planet, Podkayne of Mars, and Stranger in a Strange Land are also worth a perusal.” Library Journal
“Long before interplanetary exploration and a certain rock group, Robert A. Heinlein wrote this science fiction classic…This humorous family adventure…will be most welcome by science fiction fans in elementary, middle school, and public libraries.” School Library Journal
“Science fiction fans will be amused by the author’s description of life on other planets.” Children’s Literature
“A thoroughly delightful job.” Groff Conklin, science fiction anthologist, author, and book critic

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Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.03
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English