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Friday

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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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    Erich Auckland Park, South Africa 09-14-12
    Erich Auckland Park, South Africa 09-14-12

    Speaker, Leader, innovation consultant, kilt-wearer, South African.

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    "The best book ever written without a plot"

    I read a review of Friday as "The best book ever written without a plot."

    I read that review after I read the book.

    It's just about what happens to a woman called Friday, set against a background of a future where society is very different from how it is today.

    It's dated now -- the book pre-dates the Internet but anticipates it, for example. So it's an interesting snapshot of what people in the 1970s would have thought of us in the 21st Century.

    The world is at war (surprise, surprise) and Friday is a courier -- a dangerous job -- which involves getting physical objects past inquisitive border guards.

    She's resourceful, sexy, sassy and fun.

    One day, her whole world goes completely pear-shaped, and she has to dig herself out of a deep hole.

    I liked the narration. The writing is engaging, the characters are charming and menacing by turns. All in all, a wonderful escapist read. I loved it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Julie J Reed 06-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Heinlein"

    Always a favorite. I can remember finding this book on the shelf in my house fairly young. My parents weren't too happy to find I had read it. Friday enjoys recreational sex, at the time I was 12 or 13. All these years later Heinlein is still a favorite author, re-read many times now.

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    06-22-17
    06-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Just as great for the third time!"

    I have read this novel twice and decided to listen to it for the third adventure. It was a good decision and I highly recommend the narrator who gives life to the printed word for the title character and the others in the story. This added a new dimension to the adventure.

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    azvikings 05-25-17
    azvikings 05-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Friday!"

    This has been one of my favorite books for decades, and I was pleased to listen to it on audible.com. Excellently read, and just as much fun as I remembered. Thank you.

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    James 04-27-17
    James 04-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding a truly great story"

    A great story with a great performance. The reader and the story mesh nicely.

    It has a Firefly/Serenity feel to it. If you like that type of science fiction, you might like this story.

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    Amazon Customer 11-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "another great book from Robert Heinlein"

    the old master of SciFi had write books that last though any the past age of time.

    the book has a great plot and is fast moving. you don't want to stop read even when you are sleepy.

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    Larry 11-02-16
    Larry 11-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "We stand on the shoulders of those who came before"

    R. Hineline was a mind baring very broad shoulders indeed. He was one of the most popular creators of the baseline that readers, & writers of science fiction perceive as what hard SF. is, one of the rule builders of the "greatest generation" out of the 1930s & 40s that defined how far a horizon can be for those who have come after, and more.
    Every time a story is published the readers have a new vision into the mind, and spirit of the one writing the story, as one lives that story they read.

    So you ask, what's this review trying to tell me. ?
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    Read any Hineline story, & it becomes a tool for stretching your own mind in the ways Hineline's worked. His was a mind who's vision was grander than mine, grander than most of us all in the worlds made larger with time, & the sciences.

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    Christopher Hagemeyer 07-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fun!"

    the narrative was strange, not Hilenlins best work, but still good. The narrator was great, a man reading this would have ruined the book. best listened to after other books of the same author, "the moon is a harsh mistress " being a great starting point!

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    JUDO MOM Santa Monica, Ca United States 06-20-16
    JUDO MOM Santa Monica, Ca United States 06-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"

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

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    Amazon Customer Oakland, CA 06-19-16
    Amazon Customer Oakland, CA 06-19-16 Listener Since 2006
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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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