To Sail beyond the Sunset : The Life and Loves of Maureen Johnson (Being the Memoirs of a Somewhat Irregular Lady)

Robert A. Heinlein

Bernadette Dunne (Narrator)

09-15-11

17hrs 17min

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09-15-11

17hrs 17min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Admirably successful…The autobiographical material is consistently superb. The alternate universes are equally well done…The sexuality shows the lusty pleasure in smashing taboos familiar to readers of Stranger in a Strange Land.” Chicago Sun-Times

Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to fans of the New York Times bestseller The Cat Who Walks through Walls. The man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead.

So begins Robert A. Heinlein’s To Sail beyond the Sunset. Filled with the master’s most beloved characters, this compelling work broadens and enriches his epic vision of time and space, life and death, love and desire. It is also an autobiographical masterpiece—and a wondrous return to the alternate universes that all Heinlein fans have come to know and love.

Praise

“Admirably successful…The autobiographical material is consistently superb. The alternate universes are equally well done…The sexuality shows the lusty pleasure in smashing taboos familiar to readers of Stranger in a Strange Land.” Chicago Sun-Times

“A family reunion for Heinlein’s characters…a well-attended gathering.” Houston Post

“A tour de force…In a strange and moving way, To Sail beyond the Sunset may be the finest work in the dean’s lengthy career!” Kansas City Star

“Exuberant and spirited…unquestionably one of the major, defining works of Robert A. Heinlein’s long and successful career.” San Jose Mercury News

“Thought-provoking…Considerable wit and energy!” Newsday

“Absorbing and involving!” Kirkus Reviews

“In To Sail beyond the Sunset, Heinlein continues to assemble most, if not all, the characters he has ever created…Heinlein’s voice and his prose are stronger and fresher than they have been in some time…He remains the master!” Locus

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Language English
Release Day Sep 14, 2011
Release Date September 15, 2011
Release Date Machine 1316044800
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
Bernadette Dunne

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway.

Overview

Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to fans of the New York Times bestseller The Cat Who Walks through Walls. The man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead.

So begins Robert A. Heinlein’s To Sail beyond the Sunset. Filled with the master’s most beloved characters, this compelling work broadens and enriches his epic vision of time and space, life and death, love and desire. It is also an autobiographical masterpiece—and a wondrous return to the alternate universes that all Heinlein fans have come to know and love.

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