Science Fiction Favorites

  • by Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by Isaac Asimov
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"You may have noticed that I speak of pocket computers. The story was written in 1957 before there were any pocket computers, and now there are. So, it's a little prediction that I managed to make. Of course, the pocket computers I thought of weren't quite like the ones they have now, but that's a detail." - Isaac AsimovMore than 50 years after publishing his first story, Hugo Award-winning author Asimov remains one of the great names in science fiction. Almost single-handedly he transformed the field from the romantic and Gothic legacy of Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs into the rational, clear-minded genre that exists today. In such classics as The Foundation Quartet, Asimov captured imaginations with tight, intricate plots set in distant but believable futures. Many of his innovations, such as the Three Laws of Robotics, are now stock devices in science fiction writing and films, and his ability to tap into his extensive knowledge of science and technology gives his fiction a veracity unmatched by any other writer in the field.This selection of some of Asimov's most enduring and unforgettable stories is read by the author himself. These vintage tales encompass the full range of Asimov's versatility, while displaying his puckish sense of humor.

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A good collection of stories all of which are exactly what you would hope for. My one and only gripe is that this is too short! I wanted more, I found Asimov was a good Narrator, personally I did not have an issue with his style at all. I challenge any fan of Asimov not to enjoy a story being read by Asimov himself. Also challenge you to do a good impersanation of an old fashioned robot without sounding a bit funny! Little anecdotes from the author between each chapter added to the pleasure of this listen.
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- Martin

Wonderful, original, read with flair and relish

Asimov was best known as a science fiction writer. But, of course, his intellect went far beyond that. Here, however, is a collection of short stories demonstrating the power that the Sci-Fi Genre has in the hands of someone at the top of his form. With ideas that stay with you long after the story, Asimov creates Characters you can't help but care for.
Think how rare it would be to hear a recording of H.G. Wells read his stories, then think again before passing up the opportunity to download this marvellous recording!
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio