Job

  • by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia
  • 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After firewalking in Polynesia, fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer never saw the world the same. Now called Alec Graham, he was in the middle of an affair with his stewardess, Margrethe, and natural disasters kept following them. First, there was an impossible iceberg that wrecked the ship in the tropics; then, after being rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they were hit by a double earthquake.To Alex, the signs were clear that Armageddon and the Day of Judgment were near. Somehow, he had to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, for heaven would be no paradise without her. But time was growing short. And, while he was at it, there had to be a way to save the rest of the world.

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What the Critics Say

"Heinlein's back in form, with a most refreshing and satisfying blend of ideas and storytelling....a limber, complex, and economical novel that disarms and often compels - with Heinlein's best theology-shaded fantasy since Stranger in a Strange Land." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I'm going back on what I said

Would you listen to Job again? Why?

Yes - it's fab.


What did you like best about this story?

It's a delightful romp.


Any additional comments?

I find that I cannot edit my previous review which I headed "Drone, drone, drone", so I'm adding a second review. I revisited this recording, simply because it's a book I enjoy so much and needed something to listen to in the background.

What a different impression a second hearing made. I cannot think what made me find the reader monotonous previously. This time, I'm finding the reading light and enjoyable.

Maybe my taste has varied over time, maybe my tolerance for American narrators has increased, maybe I just didn't give this one enough of a chance before. Anyway, I'm glad I came back to it and am thoroughly enjoying it at the moment.

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- Miss

Drone, drone, drone

Lawdy. Had to abandon this one after only a short time. I couldn't bear the abuse Heinlein was getting.

I am a big fan of Heinlein, and love the book (which gets 5 stars from me in written form), but the reader seems to have completely missed Heinlein's light humour and sarcasm. It was just DULL. There is also a balance between reading in an unhurried manner, and reading too slowly. This falls the wrong side of the balance. Definitely too slow, particularly dialogue.

My opinion: Avoid this recording, go buy the book, and spend some happy hours enjoying it!
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- Danya

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-05-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.