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Friday

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Publisher's Summary

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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    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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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
    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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    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 4 people found this review helpful

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