Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein audiobook

Double Star

By Robert A. Heinlein
Read by Tom Weiner

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Every stand-in dreamed of the starring role—but what actor would risk his life for the chance? One minute, down-and-out actor Lorenzo Smythe is, as usual, in a bar, drinking away his troubles while watching his career circle the drain. Then a space pilot buys him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knows, he’s shanghaied to Mars. Smythe suddenly finds himself agreeing to the most difficult role of his career: impersonating an important politician who has been kidnapped. Peace with the Martians is at stake, and failure to pull off the act could result in interplanetary war. Smythe knows nothing of the issues concerning free interplanetary trade and equal rights for aliens and cares even less, but the handsome compensation is impossible to refuse. He soon realizes, however, that he faces a lifetime masquerade if the real politician never shows up.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1956 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Every stand-in dreamed of the starring role—but what actor would risk his life for the chance?

One minute, down-and-out actor Lorenzo Smythe is, as usual, in a bar, drinking away his troubles while watching his career circle the drain. Then a space pilot buys him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knows, he’s shanghaied to Mars. Smythe suddenly finds himself agreeing to the most difficult role of his career: impersonating an important politician who has been kidnapped. Peace with the Martians is at stake, and failure to pull off the act could result in interplanetary war.

Smythe knows nothing of the issues concerning free interplanetary trade and equal rights for aliens and cares even less, but the handsome compensation is impossible to refuse. He soon realizes, however, that he faces a lifetime masquerade if the real politician never shows up.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this intricately plotted novel of interplanetary intrigue, Heinlein is at his best.” St. Louis Post Dispatch
“The story moves at a sharp pace, helped along by Heinlein’s slick prose and the kind of wry good humor demonstrated when he describes the multiconsonant names he has ascribed to his Martians as sounding like ‘a leaking faucet.’” Guardian (London) 
“In Double Star you can smell and feel and practically taste the future.” Chicago Tribune
“Lorenzo Smythe, an actor, is persuaded to impersonate the Chief Minister, Bonfort…After an intense briefing for his new post, Smythe is still not above detection—by the Emperor, and an attempted exposure by a newspaperman. But he is able to carry on and carry it off, so that when it is learned that Bonforte will never return—he is ready to keep his identity...Not too far flung nor far fetched.”               Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 5.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English