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
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
A straight-tailed slick-Hog knuckle dragging mouth breather; and proud of it!
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.
Friday. It was ALL about her
The kind of girl you would love to date but could never marry.
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.
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.
A fantastic story read by a fantastic voice.
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