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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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    Julius 04-23-14
    Julius 04-23-14

    A straight-tailed slick-Hog knuckle dragging mouth breather; and proud of it!

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    "Fun listen of the future past."
    Where does Friday rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What about Hillary Huber’s performance did you like?

    Hillary Huber's performance is first rate, well worth listening to.


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    Don Dinuba, California, United States 06-13-13
    Don Dinuba, California, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2016

    Work in IT for a county office of education. love scifi and alternative history

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    "Loved it growing up, still love it now."
    Would you listen to Friday again? Why?

    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.


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

    Yes, but sadly, my commute is too short to :(


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    Doug 02-27-13
    Doug 02-27-13
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    "Enthusiastic narrator, but mispronounced words"
    What did you love best about Friday?

    Her perspective


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert A. Heinlein before, how does this one compare?

    Average story, better than average performance


    Have you listened to any of Hillary Huber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Baldwin's demise and the conclusion.


    Any additional comments?

    Somewhat preachy, but several honest and caring scenes. The viewpoint is different from many of his books.

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    Amazon Customer 11-28-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "A good easy to listen story not spellbinding"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Friday to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Friday. It was ALL about her


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The kind of girl you would love to date but could never marry.


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    Anthony 08-13-12
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    "Old but timeless"

    An older book, but some statements made are still true today. Originiilly read it years age, good then, good now.

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    Nathaniel BROOKLYN PARK, MN, United States 11-03-11
    Nathaniel BROOKLYN PARK, MN, United States 11-03-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Maybe not for guys?"

    I can't tell if my lack of enjoyment with this book was because I went into with the wrong mindset or because I'm a guy. The lead character is a very strong independent woman, well written and interesting. I just could not get into the book. However, every woman that I have talked to about this book has LOVED it. If my gender has nothing to do with why I didn't get into it, then it is because I went into with the absolute wrong mindset. I went into expecting a story. This is not a story, it is a fictional memoir. There is no grand payoff in the end. It is just a section of Friday's life. A very significant section, but really just a meandering part of her life. Maybe if I had known that I wouldn't have been disappointed when it ended without a particular resolution. Make sure you listen to this with that understanding and see if you like it better.

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    Vigen 04-04-09
    Vigen 04-04-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Cute Scifi"

    This is cute scifi story, if you are a scifi lover then read it else don't bother. The story paste is good. Overall it's enjoyable story.

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    jtorrey1 03-04-09
    jtorrey1 03-04-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Heikien's Friday"

    The interesting thing about this book is that I have 2 copies of it in my audible library. Why, do you ask? Because when I first bought this audio book, I fell in love with the character. I bwelieve that this is one of Robert best saga's and I believe it should be in everyones library.

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    smith78884 02-04-09
    smith78884 02-04-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Wandering Aimlessly"

    Other than showing the internal conflicts of a being coming to terms in life, the book< I felt, wandered aimlessly. Of course if one is just interested in the moral coming to terms of a person,, maybe this is the book for them but I prefer more action driving towards some goal.

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    Debra Ada, MI, United States 11-03-08
    Debra Ada, MI, United States 11-03-08 Member Since 2013
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    "An old favorite despite annoying narration"

    This is the book that hooked me on SF/Fantasy, particulary that with a female protagonist, when I was a kid. I have never been without a copy in my library and revisit Friday, my old friend, at least once a year.

    The previous audio version with a male narrator was ridiculous. This narrator gave Friday a whiney tone that was a bit irritating and didn't have a great range of character voices. None the less I do enjoy having an audio version of an old favorite.

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