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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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  • JUDO MOM
  • Santa Monica, Ca United States
  • 06-20-16

great story

Considering this was written when Regan was governor of California, some of the background is quite foretelling.

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good story mediocre voice

I love this story like all R.A.H. stories it was well crafted. but while a female reader is requires they should have gotten one with a smoother voice. when played at volume her tone and timbre were almost whining and slightly strident. though given the characters underlying psychological issues maybe this is for the best. still it was enjoyable in the end.

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Classic story ruined by voice

The grandmaster of Science Fiction wrote this in the early 80s and I've read it a dozen times since. I have no issues with the story.

My issue is with the reader.She has an annoying, nasally tinged voice.. I will NEVER listen to anything she reads again. Most distracting and takes me out of a wonderful story .

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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.

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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
  • McKinney Texas
  • 09-25-15

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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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.

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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

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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worth a listen

Any additional comments?

Heinlein is one of my favorite writers. this was a so-so effort.