While this is a story I enjoyed as a young adult, the audio version I found had issues.
The voice of the narrator did not fit the image that the author created of the character she was portraying. Hillary Huber had the voice of someone who spent most of her life (40 or more year) screaming ending with a gravelly voice, not that of a young perfectly engineered woman.
The second issues was that 3 or 4 times in the narration phrase or sentences were repeated, which appear to be the result of poor editing.
While I gave this audio book 4 stars for the story the Overall rating was hurt by the choice of narrator and the quality of the editing.
The narrator did a great job, but for my preconceptions. I have read this book many, many times. So I have a very distinct image of Friday in my head. Hillary Huber's narrative is very well executed, but her voice is just so not the voice I imagine Friday to have. It was a distraction to me. To be fair, that is really not Hillary's fault. To someone who had not formed such a strong "voice" for Friday, I think they would just get absorbed in the excellent story.
I first read this book years ago. Listening is even better as I can get other things done since my hands are free. Awesome story line. Never gets old. Practically know it by heart, I've heard it so many times.
I am a grower. A tangle of vines weaving round myrtle branch fences. Rusty metal, soft stone, and worn wood. Unkempt curls and knees covered in clay. I listen.
Yes, I think that this is to date one of my favorite Heinlein books. I think Friday is a really interesting character. Of course in classic Heinlein style he make the heavy subject of personhood light and witty.
I can't exactly think of a book to compare it to, but if you are a Heinlein fan you will enjoy this book. Also if you like Cyberpunk and female protagonists.
Good solid naration
Yes, I listened over two days
An interesting look at what the future could look like. Heinlein imbues Friday with an enjoyably believable woman's perspective. Strong, well done, women of action are refreshing even today. As always, RAH's world building is first rate.
Hillary Huber's performance is first rate, well worth listening to.
Work in IT for a county office of education. love scifi and alternative history
Yes! Growing up, the genetics and sciences fascinated me because of this book, and now that I am older, I find other things that I can reflect on.
Yes, but sadly, my commute is too short to :(
Average story, better than average performance
Baldwin's demise and the conclusion.
Somewhat preachy, but several honest and caring scenes. The viewpoint is different from many of his books.