The Number of the Beast

  • by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, Sean Runnette, Paul Michael Garcia, Tom Weiner
  • 21 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The wickedest, most wonderful science-fiction story ever created in our - or any - time. Anything can begin at a party in California - and everything does in this bold masterwork by a grand master of science fiction.
When four supremely sensual and unspeakably cerebral humans - two male, two female - find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies - and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller-coaster ride of adventure, danger, ecstasy, and peril.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988) was the dominant science-fiction writer of the modern era, a writer whose influence on the field was immense. He won science fiction's Hugo Award for best novel four times.

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What the Critics Say

“One of the grand masters of science fiction.” ( Wall Street Journal)
“The most influential science fiction writer of all time!” ( Locus)
“[A story] about two men and two women in a time-machine safari through this and other universes. But describing  The Number of the Beast thus is like saying  Moby-Dick is about a one-legged guy trying to catch a fish.” ( National Review)

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Customer Reviews

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A bit too clever

I found all the calculations to pilot Gaye Deceiver too distracting and the final chapter annoying.
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- Sue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-05-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.