05-01-08

13hrs 48min

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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05-01-08

13hrs 48min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“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

Winner of the 1983 Prometheus Award
Finalist for the 1983 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 1983 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nominated for the 1982 Nebula Award for Best Novel

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 findquick, 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. Fridayproves 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.

Praise

“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

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Language English
Release Day Apr 30, 2008
Release Date May 1, 2008
Release Date Machine 1209600000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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. 

Narrator Bio
Hillary Huber

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won numerous Earphones Awards.

Overview

Winner of the 1983 Prometheus Award
Finalist for the 1983 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 1983 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nominated for the 1982 Nebula Award for Best Novel

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 findquick, 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. Fridayproves 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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