This site uses cookies. Learn more about cookies.

Close cookie details

OverDrive would like to use cookies to store information on your computer to improve your user experience at our Website. One of the cookies we use is critical for certain aspects of the site to operate and has already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but this could affect certain features or services of the site. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, click here to see our Privacy Policy.

If you do not wish to continue, please click here to exit this site.

Hide notification

  Main Nav

Friday

Cover of Friday

Friday

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.

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.

Available formats-
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Languages:-
Copies-
  • Available:
    0
  • Library copies:
    1
Levels-
  • ATOS:
  • Lexile:
  • Interest Level:
  • Reading Level:

Recommended for you


About the Author-
  • 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.

Reviews-
  • AudioFile Magazine Friday (no last name) is a genetically engineered woman who works as a courier for a secret organization in one of the various regional governmental units of what was once the United States. Chaos, bigotry, free and unfettered sex, rape, and other forms of violence are endemic, but strong and caring relationships somehow survive. Hillary Huber finds a voice for Friday that rings true. She's a survivor who is relatively unemotional about events that occur, but, despite her detached manner, she feels deeply about other people. With a quick and steady pace Huber gives the impression that Friday is always moving forward. Her no-nonsense tone, even when the future looks bleak, keeps the focus on the story. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
  • AudioFile Magazine In what should be subtitled, "Sex and the Sometimes Single Cyborg," the author tells the story of a female artificial person (Friday) and her adventures as a secret courier in the unidentified future. Edward Lewis has a robotic quality to his voice, which is great for science fiction as it gives the book a futuristic sound.Unfortunately, he reads too fast, doesn't emphasize key words and makes Friday sound like an interstellar airhead. Lewis gives her voice a schoolgirl breathiness which, when combined with Heinlein's misogynistic writing, severely undercuts Friday's authority. She seems preoccupied with sex, and Lewis never gives her voice irony, humor or worldliness. His other characterizations are varied and interesting, and although he reads too fast, Lewis's pacing keeps the story moving. R.I.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
  • Los Angeles Times

    "Friday...is as strong and resourceful and decisive as any Heinlein hero; in addition she is loving (oh, yes) and tender and very, very female. This, like so many of Heinlein's works, is as joyous to read as it is provocative."

Title Information+
  • Publisher
    Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
    Release date:
Digital Rights Information+
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
    Burn to CD: 
    Permitted
    Transfer to device: 
    Permitted
    Transfer to Apple® device: 
    Permitted
    Public performance: 
    Not permitted
    File-sharing: 
    Not permitted
    Peer-to-peer usage: 
    Not permitted
    All copies of this title, including those transferred to portable devices and other media, must be deleted/destroyed at the end of the lending period.

You've reached your checkout limit.

Visit your Bookshelf to manage your titles.

×

You already have this title checked out.

Want to go to your Bookshelf?

×

Recommendation Limit Reached.

You have reached the maximum number of titles you are permitted to recommend at this time.

×

Sign in to recommend this title.

Recommend your library consider adding this title to the Digital Collection.

×
×

Limited availability

Availability can change throughout the month based on the library's budget.

is available for days.

Once playback starts, you have hours to view the title.

×

Permissions

×

There are no copies of this issue left to borrow. Please try to borrow this title again when a new issue is released.

×

×

NOTE: Barnes and Noble® may change this list of devices at any time.

×

To recommend Friday, complete the following information:

*indicates required information

(comma separates multiple email addresses, i.e. bob@aol.com, bob@hotmail.com)

Subject: Check out this downloadable title at the Indiana Digital Media


We respect your privacy. Any and all information collected at this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed.

×
Recommend this title to the library to be added to the Digital Collection
Friday
Friday
Robert A. Heinlein
×
Buy it now
and help our library WIN!
Friday
Friday
Robert A. Heinlein
Choose a retail partner below to buy this title for yourself.
A portion of this purchase goes to support your library.
×

There are no copies of this issue left to borrow. Please try to borrow this title again when a new issue is released.

×
×

To recommend '', complete the following information:

*indicates required information

(comma separates multiple email addresses, i.e. bob@aol.com, bob@hotmail.com)

Subject: Check out this downloadable title at the Indiana Digital Media

We respect your privacy. Any and all information collected at this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed.

×