Podkayne of Mars

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Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein
Genre: Sci Fi
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.02 hours)
Product Number: Z100095631
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481551885
Narrator/s: Emily Janice Card
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From the author of Friday and Rocketship Galileo comes this classic tale featuring the grand master of science fiction's most remarkable heroine. Podkayne Fries, a smart and determined maid of Mars, has just one goal in life: to become the first female starship pilot and rise through the ranks to command deep-space explorations. So when she is offered a chance to join her diplomatic uncle on an interstellar journey to distant Earth via Venus, it's a dream come true-even if her only experience with diplomacy is handling her brilliant but pesky younger brother, Clark. But she's about to learn some things about war and peace-Uncle Tom, the ambassador plenipotentiary from Mars to the Three Planets Conference, is traveling not quite incognito enough, and certain parties will stop at nothing to sabotage negotiations between the three worlds.

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Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein
Narrator(s): Soneela Nankani
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number DD22989
Released: Jan 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504681803
eAudio
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Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein
Narrator(s): Soneela Nankani
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number Z100017073
Released: Jan 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504681742

Professional reviews

"Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger genius brother, Clark, leave their home on Mars to take a trip on a "spaceliner" to visit Earth (via Venus), accompanied by their uncle. Narrating the excerpts from Poddy's diary, Emily Janice Card adopts the confident tone of a teenager who aspires to be the first woman starship captain. She talks about her brother with the condescending tone of a slightly older sister who feels the burden of looking out for a sibling who finds her superfluous. In the portions of the story told by Clark, Card smoothly delivers the attitude of one who bears the burden of being smarter that anyone else he knows. J.E.M. 2010 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

Professional reviews

"Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger genius brother, Clark, leave their home on Mars to take a trip on a "spaceliner" to visit Earth (via Venus), accompanied by their uncle. Narrating the excerpts from Poddy's diary, Emily Janice Card adopts the confident tone of a teenager who aspires to be the first woman starship captain. She talks about her brother with the condescending tone of a slightly older sister who feels the burden of looking out for a sibling who finds her superfluous. In the portions of the story told by Clark, Card smoothly delivers the attitude of one who bears the burden of being smarter that anyone else he knows. J.E.M. 2010 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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