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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Heinlein's skill...makes this story a delight.”

    New York Herald Tribune

  • “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.”


  • “An interplanetary plot and a moral append a highspirited entertainment for all ages.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • An Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Babete | 3/9/2011

    " ( A Rapariga de Marte ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Podkayne | 3/3/2011

    " This book is what started my lifelong love of science fiction. I didn't get to read the original endning until I was an adult, and I prefer RAH's original ending to the 'happy ending' of the 1963 version.


  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally | 2/21/2011

    " One of my favourite books in high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/17/2011

    " The first book my uncle ever loaned me. "

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