Friday

By Robert A. Heinlein
Read by Hillary Huber

13.78 Hours 05/01/2008 unabridged
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Engineered from the finest genes and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns. North America has become Balkanized into dozens of independent states, sharing only a bizarrely vulgarized culture. Now, Friday finds herself on shuttlecock assignment at the seemingly whimsical behest of her secret employer, known to her only as “Boss.” Traveling from New Zealand to Canada, from one new state of America’s disunion to the next, she is confronted with a series of professional as well as personal crises that put her to the test. She must find quick, expeditious solutions as one calamity after another threatens to explode in her face. Not since Valentine Michael Smith, hero of Stranger in a Strange Land, has Heinlein created a more captivating protagonist. Friday proves once again why Henlein’s novels have sold millions of copies, won countless awards, and earned him the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1983 Prometheus Award

A 1983 Locus Award Nominee

A 1983 Hugo Award Nominee

A 1983 Nebula Award Nominee

Engineered from the finest genes and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns. North America has become Balkanized into dozens of independent states, sharing only a bizarrely vulgarized culture. Now, Friday finds herself on shuttlecock assignment at the seemingly whimsical behest of her secret employer, known to her only as “Boss.” Traveling from New Zealand to Canada, from one new state of America’s disunion to the next, she is confronted with a series of professional as well as personal crises that put her to the test. She must find quick, expeditious solutions as one calamity after another threatens to explode in her face.

Not since Valentine Michael Smith, hero of Stranger in a Strange Land, has Heinlein created a more captivating protagonist. Friday proves once again why Henlein’s novels have sold millions of copies, won countless awards, and earned him the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As joyous to read as it is provovative...Friday is all woman...She is as strong and resourceful and decisive as any Heinlein hero; in addition she is loving (oh, yes) and tender, and very, very female.” Los Angeles Times

Reviews

Reviews

by Sci-Fi Fan 9/13/2017
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Great Pulp Sci-fi

One of my favorite Heinlein books and classic pulp. The recording of the narration is a little wonky at first (strong accent for the protagonist), but the narrator does a great job of different voices for the characters. I actually passed this up a couple of times because of the other reviews, glad I came back.
by ms 9/13/2017
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good story bad reader

great book. not sure the narrator read the book before recording. mispronounced words all through the book. several times used different words than what were in the book. she even read the same sentence twice. needs to be redone with better narrator.
by Downpour.com 9/13/2017

Thanks for your feedback. I will pass along your concerns about the quality of the narration.

Author

Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English