Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Service on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself determined to make it as a cap trooper. In boot camp he will learn how to become a soldier, but when he graduates and war comes (as it always does for soldiers), he will learn why
he is a soldier. Many consider this Hugo Award winner to be Robert Heinlein's finest work, and with good reason. Forget the battle scenes and high-tech weapons (though this novel has them)--this is Heinlein at the top of his game talking people and politics.
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''Lloyd James is terrific as the narrator, able to infuse his voice with the wide-eyed innocence of Rico and the gruffness of Sgt. Zim. James' is a voice you can count on, and this is an absolutely fabulous audiobook--to my ears, the definitive version.'' --SFFAudio.com
''A book that continues to resonate and influence to this day, one whose popularity and luster hasn't been dimmed despite decades of imitations.'' --SF Reviews
''A classic . . . If you want a great military adventure, this one's for you.'' --All SciFi