One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.
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I just had to know who the other actor was who was considered competent to play
a role which called for my unique talents . " This other one ? Who is he ? " Dak
looked me over ; I could see him hesitate . " Mmmfellow by the name of Orson ...
But — what a role ! I had once played the lead in L ' Aiglon and I had played
Caesar in the only two plays about him worthy of the name . But to play such a
role in life - well , it is enough to make one understand how a man could go to the
But I suppose that it was an inevitable concomitant of the role - I rather think I
would learn to like Jack the Ripper if I studied for the part . Look at it this way : to
learn a role truly , you must for a time become that chararter . And a man either
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Review: Double StarUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
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Review: Double StarUser Review - Luís - Goodreads
One of my favorite Heinlein books. I gave it one extra star for the narration and I recommend this one in audio-book format. Read full review