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Friday Audiobook

Friday

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.
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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.

Please note: This audiobook includes adult content and themes.

©1982 by Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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    von Krimm 06-26-12
    von Krimm 06-26-12
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    "wow, wow, WOW!"
    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 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mikeherkmech 01-31-16
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    "Really enjoyed Hillary's one woman show."

    I'm a Heinlein addict even though I see at least some of the faults. Ms. Huber did a great job of bringing Friday and her associates to life and didn't hurt my ear with mistakes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Lee Ozark, AL 11-15-15
    Jason Lee Ozark, AL 11-15-15 Member Since 2015

    Stuntmonkey

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    "Classic Heinlein. Late Heinlein, but Heinlein."

    Excellent performance all around! The story and world is pure Heinlein, though you can tell it's one of his later works from all the sex, breakfasts, and sex followed by breakfasts. If you don't mind that, you're in for a spectacular world and interesting characters all around.

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    Bobbye 09-25-15
    Bobbye 09-25-15 Member Since 2010
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    "An excellent examination of overcoming prejudice"

    Heinlien will examine & hammer home the short falls of human nature. He then will offer solutions to fit the reader!

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    James D. Kizer Portland, OR USA 07-06-15
    James D. Kizer Portland, OR USA 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of his best stories"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara Neale Florida 07-03-15
    Tamara Neale Florida 07-03-15 Member Since 2008

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    "Great listen and read.!"

    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.

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    Kirstin Atlanta, GA, United States 07-02-15
    Kirstin Atlanta, GA, United States 07-02-15 Member Since 2010

    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.

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    "Friday is one heck of a girl!"
    Would you listen to Friday again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Friday to and why?

    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.


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

    Good solid naration


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

    Yes, I listened over two days


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    Amazon Customer United States 05-12-15
    Amazon Customer United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I didn't"

    I didn't get a spark from this one. I thought it was boring and didn't connect to the main character.

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    James 05-07-15
    James 05-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A must for any Heinlein fan."

    I've always loved this book. Now I enjoy it as an audio book. The narration is almost perfect.

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    Debra M. Miller 05-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"

    Action drama,humor and, of course, Si-Fi! Tied for third in my Heinlein favorites list. Ms Huber does a wonderful job.

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