Battlefield Earth Paperback – Oct 1 1996
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From Library Journal
This title is now better remembered for being transformed into one of the worst B-movies in history. Don't blame the book, however, which is well regarded in sf circles. This 20th-anniversary edition offers the full text of the original. Galaxy Press, which launched this July, will reprint a number of Hubbard's books. If your existing copy looks as if it has been on the battlefield, this quality hardcover will make a nice replacement.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Think of the Star Wars sagas and Raiders of the Lost Ark, mix in the triumph of Rocky I, Rocky II and Rocky III and you have captured the exuberance, style and glory of Battlefield Earth." -Baltimore Evening Sun --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Am I a science-fiction fan? I can't say no to that one.
I've been listening to this audiobook and every time I sit down to listen, it is capturing. The fact that every character is played by a different actor puts into your mind a very clear picture as the story goes along. There are all sorts of sound effects that are not in usual audiobooks. This work on audio is a tour-de-force in presentation, professionalism, with a cast of voice talents like no other.
The good guys always win, the bad guys always lose. This theme becomes so prevelent and predictable that the battles are literally the most boring parts of the book. All the bad guys get mowed down, one good guy gets shot in the arm, hooray for humanity, repeat for every fight. It's like every Stallone/Van Damme/Chuck Norris movie all rolled into one rather cheesy book. He did a lot of this in his Mission Earth books as well, but there it was intentional and funny, in Battlefield Earth it's serious to the point of just creating a ridiculous story.
Maybe 1 star isn't being completely fair overall, but this one aspect was enough to make me stop reading, so I figure it's justified.
If you are looking for great sci fi to read check out books by Frank Herbert, Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Robert Heinlein, Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Robert Anton Wilson, Piers Anthony and Greg Bear.
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