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  • Friday

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (239)

    Friday, a secret courier, is thrown into an assignment under the command of her employer, a man she knows only as "Boss." She operates from and over a near-future Earth in North America, a vulgar and chaotic land comprised of dozens of independent states. In America's disunion, Friday keeps her balance nimbly with quick, expeditious solutions as she conquers one calamity and scrape after another.

    Eivind says: "Worth the credit"
    "wow, wow, WOW!"
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    Where does Friday rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    number 1


    What did you like best about this story?

    what not too like? oh maybe I could kvetch about the neat&tidy ending a smidgen, but that would rather be a bit of hair-splitting on my part.


    What does Hillary Huber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. Huber does not bring anything to the story that I would not attain by reading a print version on my own; EXCEPT that her voice is so engaging as to be on par with the Sirens of Odysseus that I desired to not put the book to my own detriment many a night.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Phraque yes!


    Any additional comments?

    A fantastic story read by a fantastic voice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Farmer in the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    Farmer In The Sky is a 1953 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a teenage boy who emigrates with his family to Jupiter's moon Ganymede, which is in the process of being terraformed. A condensed version of the novel was published in serial form in 1950 in Boys' Life magazine (August, September, October, November), under the title "Satellite Scout".

    Katherine says: "A Heinlein Juvenile"
    "The worst of Heinlein's "juveniles" is still A+"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Farmer in the Sky to be better than the print version?

    Well no, I would not; it is equal to the print version but has the bonus of a great voice reading it to you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The protagonist's adherence to TANSTAAFL and working himself to his limits to make something for and of himself.


    What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice makes you want to listen to every word and not skip the "boring" parts....which are rare in this book anyhow.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, but decidedly kept me entertained going across the Atlantic by air (ATL-CDG & return) for when I was not asleep.


    Any additional comments?

    This is, imho, the worst of RAH's "juveniles", but is still a fantastic read that should not be missed as it is better than 90% of the other sci-fi out there today. Also, this is probably the only format you will be able to "read" this book in for awhile unless you stumble across a copy in a used bookstore or want to pay a wad of cash on-line for a print edition.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On Basilisk Station: Honor Harrington, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2356)
    Performance
    (1721)
    Story
    (1713)

    Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

    gerry says: "Damn you Steve Gibson"
    "A good story; a fine listen."
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    Where does On Basilisk Station rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10; #1 is 'Friday' by Robert Heinlein, #2 is the "Share" series as written and read by Nathan Lowell.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of On Basilisk Station?

    when Honor realized that her ship was gutted of its long-range armament for a cockamamie short-range system.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the description of the fungi flora planet.....just conveyed the alien-ness of the world.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I really prefer that audiobook performers NOT try to give each character specific voices; it detracts from my immersion factor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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