Double Star

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert A. Heinlein

Narrated By: Lloyd James

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2007

Duration: 6 hours 17 minutes


One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was, as usual, in a bar, drinking away his troubles while watching his career circle the drain. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars. Smythe suddenly found himself agreeing to the most difficult role of his career: impersonating an important politician who had been kidnapped. Peace with the Martians was 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.


  • JK

    This is a great SF novel. The story doesn't break any new ground (is there any?) but the characterisation of Lorenzo carries you all the way to the end of this. The contrast of a very artistic personality in a futuristic SF story works very well.

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