Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2001
CS ISBN $133.90 Nineteen cassettes
After living through 23 centuries, Lazarus Long (the hero of many of Heinlein's stories) decides to call it quits. Then he is "kidnapped" from his deathbed and rejuvenated against his will by a distant grandson whose only wish is to record his wisdom. They strike a deal: The grandson will get 1,001 days of Lazarus's time in return for "something [he] has never done before." Written as a memoir and narrated with gusto, this saga is both delightful and entertaining. Lloyd James breathes life into Heinlein's characters with an arsenal of onomatopoeia and vocal ranges from machismo to sultry. Though his timing is inconsistent, his diction is refreshing. James's talent for dialogue will make a Heinlein fan of anyone. S.B.P. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
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