Rocket Ship Galileo

Robert A. Heinlein

Spider Robinson (Narrator)

01-01-06

5hrs 29min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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01-01-06

5hrs 29min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

Description

“Rocket Ship Galileo is a good, entertaining novel. It’s a classic for the right reasons.” SciFi.com

From the grand master of science fiction comes this classic story about pioneers at the dawn of space exploration.

Ross Jenkins, Art Mueller, and Morris Abrams are not your average high schools students. While other kids are cruising around in their cars or playing ball, this trio, known as the Galileo Club, is experimenting with rocket fuels, preparing for their future education at technical colleges.

Art's uncle, the nuclear physicist Dr. Donald Cargraves, offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to construct and crew a rocket that will take them to the moon. Cargraves believes their combined ingenuity and enthusiasm can actually make this dream come true—but there are those who don't share their dream and who will stop at nothing to keep their rocket grounded.

Praise

“Rocket Ship Galileo is a good, entertaining novel. It’s a classic for the right reasons.” SciFi.com

“A nice piece of science fantasy by an author well known for his science fiction.” Kirkus Reviews

“Spider is a gifted narrator with a flair for voice characterizations. His natural narrator’s voice…conveys ease, and his pacing is unhurried.” SFFAudio.com

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, 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
Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson is renowned for his Callahan’s Place series of bestselling novels. With his late wife, Jeanne, he wrote the award-winning Stardance series. As an audiobook reader of his own and others’ work, he has won the Earphones Award and been a finalist for the Audie Awards. In 2008, he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award for Lifetime Excellence in Literature.

Overview

From the grand master of science fiction comes this classic story about pioneers at the dawn of space exploration.

Ross Jenkins, Art Mueller, and Morris Abrams are not your average high schools students. While other kids are cruising around in their cars or playing ball, this trio, known as the Galileo Club, is experimenting with rocket fuels, preparing for their future education at technical colleges.

Art's uncle, the nuclear physicist Dr. Donald Cargraves, offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to construct and crew a rocket that will take them to the moon. Cargraves believes their combined ingenuity and enthusiasm can actually make this dream come true—but there are those who don't share their dream and who will stop at nothing to keep their rocket grounded.

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