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.


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.