Jenny (Reading Envy)'s Reviews > Tunnel in the Sky

Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
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Oct 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, sci-fi-fantasy, sff-audio, read2011, ya
Read from October 22 to 28, 2011

Survival stories are frequent in YA literature, and Tunnel in the Sky was probably one of the first, originally published in 1955. It is referred to as one of "Heinlein's Juveniles," and is a great tale of adventure with a life-threatening scenario. Rather than making a statement, as some of Heinlein's works attempt to do, this book is just danger and kids using what they have learned to create a new society and survive on an alien planet. Anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games or Ender's Game would probably also enjoy this story, as it has similar themes. The time period of its original publication is evident in a few moments, but not to the extent I am used to when reading Heinlein.

I'd probably say 3.5 stars, but that rounds up to 4.

See my longer review on SFF Audio, including information on the audiobook by Full Cast Audio.
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10/27/2011 "Listening to the full cast audio version. Think Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies, not that I've ever read Lord of the Flies...."

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