Assignment in Eternity

Robert A. Heinlein

Bronson Pinchot (Narrator)

04-12-12

8hrs 41min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

As low as $0.00
Play Audio Sample

04-12-12

8hrs 41min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

Description

“Like most of Heinlein’s writing, Assignment in Eternity is immediately engaging. Various sci-fi stories of the distant and near future reflect his classic blend of individualism and futurism. Bronson Pinchot infuses the stories with a Golden Age Radio sensibility, using both broad drama and subtle nuances in accent to develop the future settings. Pinchot’s deep voice is perfectly suited to Heinlein’s generally masculine themes. His female voices are rough but adequate. Even Heinlein’s invented language, “Speedtalk,” proves little challenge. Although understanding the brief exchanges is unnecessary, Pinchot makes the strange syllables sound entirely natural.” AudioFile

Two short novels

Robert A. Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. Here are two of his greatest short novels:

Gulf

In which the greatest superspy of them all is revealed as the leader of a league of supermen and women who can't quite decide what to do with the rest of us.

Lost Legacy

In which it is proved that we are all members of that league—or would be, if we but had eyes to see.

Plus two great stories

A pair of the Master's finest: one on the nature of Being, the other on what it means to be a man.


Praise

“Like most of Heinlein’s writing, Assignment in Eternity is immediately engaging. Various sci-fi stories of the distant and near future reflect his classic blend of individualism and futurism. Bronson Pinchot infuses the stories with a Golden Age Radio sensibility, using both broad drama and subtle nuances in accent to develop the future settings. Pinchot’s deep voice is perfectly suited to Heinlein’s generally masculine themes. His female voices are rough but adequate. Even Heinlein’s invented language, “Speedtalk,” proves little challenge. Although understanding the brief exchanges is unnecessary, Pinchot makes the strange syllables sound entirely natural.” AudioFile

Details
More Information
Language English
Release Day Apr 11, 2012
Release Date April 12, 2012
Release Date Machine 1334188800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera, Anthologies & Short Stories, Most Popular, Science Fiction, Most Popular, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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. 

Narrator Bio
Bronson Pinchot

Bronson Pinchot, Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, has won Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audible’s Book of the Year Award, and Audie Awards for several audiobooks, including Matterhorn, Wise Blood, Occupied City, and The Learners. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale, he is an Emmy- and People’s Choice-nominated veteran of movies, television, and Broadway and West End shows. His performance of Malvolio in Twelfth Night was named the highlight of the entire two-year Kennedy Center Shakespeare Festival by the Washington Post. He attended the acting programs at Shakespeare & Company and Circle-in-the-Square, logged in well over 200 episodes of television, starred or costarred in a bouquet of films, plays, musicals, and Shakespeare on Broadway and in London, and developed a passion for Greek revival architecture.

Overview

Two short novels

Robert A. Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. Here are two of his greatest short novels:

Gulf

In which the greatest superspy of them all is revealed as the leader of a league of supermen and women who can't quite decide what to do with the rest of us.

Lost Legacy

In which it is proved that we are all members of that league—or would be, if we but had eyes to see.

Plus two great stories

A pair of the Master's finest: one on the nature of Being, the other on what it means to be a man.


Reviews

Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account