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Joseph

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    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Isaac Asimov
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (78)

    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.

    Jeff says: "Entertaining and personal"
    "Why did they..."
    Overall

    ...do it.

    I'm writing a review and others may not agree but here it goes. The title is not bad in and of itself. They are older stories from a time before the word Sci-Fi was ever commonplace. Where it falls drastically short is in the reading by Isaac Asimov. I love his work but he should have really never been recorded. His delivery was very flat and forced and I had a hard time listening to him. I was cringing as he read his own stories (like a daffy uncle telling you a second hand story poorly). It came across as someone who does not do well recording himself for others. When he is introducing the stories he comes off wonderful and relaxed about where he got his inspiration and so forth but the minute he starts reading I have a terrible time continuing with it.

    I know that I'm being harsh here but there are many wonderful people out there who do a great job in voice acting and sometimes it's better left to the professionals. Overall I wish I had not bought this one now that I've heard it and I will be more leary of who is reading before buying.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful

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