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Sure, there's time enough for love...but who has time enough to get through 281/2 hours of a novel as dull as this? It opens 22 centuries in the future, when the ruler of a remote colony planet tries to keep 2000-year-old Lazarus Long from committing suicide before he passes on what he has learned. What follows is a very talky book, comprised mostly of Long's reminiscences. Curious about his possible blood ties to almost everyone he encounters, Long talks at length about genetics, but what he says now seems absurdly out-of-date, thanks to recent developments in DNA fingerprinting. When this book first appeared in 1973, it was hailed as one of Heinlein's masterworks the capstone to his future history cycle. Now it creaks with age, leaving listeners to marvel at how quickly the future can grow stale. Lloyd James's reading injects some life into the story but not enough to make it a worthwhile acquisition to any but well-funded sf collections. R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As read by James, each tiny emotional nuance is delicately shaded with insight and understanding, bringing the text into an art form verging on theater. --Booklist
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. . . . James's talent for dialogue will make a Heinlein fan of anyone. --AudioFile
As read by James, each tiny emotional nuance is delicately shaded with insight and understanding, bringing the text into an art form verging on theater. --Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This review is specifically for the Kindle edition I purchased in September, 2015. The novel itself is one of my all-time favorites. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is perfect Heinlein. Past the Boy's Life books (which I also love), but not the overly sexy books (which are fun, too). This is Heinlein at his best.Published 10 days ago by Pamela J Cartney
Heinlein is not only a great sci-fi writer, he is a great writer. His prose, his characters, even his plot is superb.Published 17 days ago by Kindle Customer
Five stars is not enough for Heinlein. I've been reading his books for well over 40 years. I've worn out a lot of them. And replaced many. Read morePublished 22 days ago by theunmobilestudio@yahoo
I've read everything Heinlein has written starting 60 years ago. It's fun to meet up with old friends! Great books are worth rereading again and again... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joel Smith
I already own a couple of paperback copies of TTFL but when I saw it available on Kindle I went ahead and bought it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JOHN HARRIS
My favorite author! With all the stuff that is on Amazon written by people who might be good writers some day but need a lot more development, it is nice to read something that is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by english teacher