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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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worth a listen

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

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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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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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  • Don
  • Dinuba, California, United States
  • 06-13-13

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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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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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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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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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.

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  • Nathaniel
  • BROOKLYN PARK, MN, United States
  • 11-03-11

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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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.