Here is a story that goes beyond space and time. Isaac Asimov takes on a journey that explores the ultimate fate of the universe, along with the question, what will become of the human race?
So take a journey into the outer twilight of your mind. Turn off the light, sit back and relax, close your eyes, and enter the infinite universe of your imagination.
©2007 Bob E. Flick; (P)2007 Bob E. Flick
"Few authors can claim his consistently high level of excellence." (Galaxy magazine)
Fans of synth music.
No, not at all.
I wouldn't rule anything out based strictly on his participation.
None of the scenes, just the music.
The background music didn't bother me so much, but I thought I was buying an hour-long story. The story actually ended around the thirty-minute mark and was then followed by half an hour more of just music. The music wasn't even something I'd want to listen to on its own.
I would change the performance from one of live theater with multiple actors and music to the format that Audible has always been so great for: Getting a truly talented voice actor to read the story using different intontation, accents, etc for character dialogue. I don't come to Audible for radio dramas. I come to hear a great story read to me.
This is one my favourite short stories of all time. The explanation of entropy as it relates to the universe and our own beginnings has always made this a great read.
This is an absolutely fascinating story but the amount of music/sound effects is extremely distracting. I would not recommend this narrator.
Story, sound effects, and narrator were all on point. As usual, as sci-fi stories approach the actual date they're set in, the technology in them begins to feel more and more dated. For a story published in the 50s though, he had some pretty amazing ideas.
Just be mindful of the fact that the book ends at about 50-60%. The rest is a bonus soundtrack, so you're actually not getting a full hour of book. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind so you're not disappointed when the book ends 'early.'
Yes. The performance makes the story, and makes the ending really powerful. The length of the story itself makes this perfect for a a commute between cities.
Chapter 1, and the last chapter.
My only criticism is the over use of the stereotypical sci-fi music. Mainly at the beginning and end of the chapters. Other than that it is perfect.
I really wonder if Asimov was an atheist or a deeply religious scientist using writing to explore god & religion. His stories like this one make me think he's very much one way or the other.
Really the last line is well built up to and rather perfect.
Well, it was short, only about 35min
This book isn't an hour & eight minutes, it's really just about 35 min.
It is true science fiction and drama based upon musings about spirituality.
The father was my favorite.
It conveys both hope and hopelessness.
While the story was obviously written in the "golden era," it retains its charms. The narration, effects, and orchestration of this production are distracting, obnoxious, and unnecessary. Don't bother purchasing.
This book is really a short story. There is way too much "fill" in an attempt to make it a dark mystery.
Sure. Asimov is the Dean of Sci-Fi and most of his work is great, and I love it. Just not this book.
strong, interesting, valuable
"Good story but terrible music!"
the background music and sound effects made it really difficult and uncomfortable to follow the storyline. and why are the last 6 chapters only more of that music?! the story ends on chapter 6 and then the remaining 6 chapters are just more of that awful music.
I bought this thinking I would get a range of stories, It has a drum and electronic music backing track that runs throughout and many many minutes are just tuneless musak. Do yourself a favour and buy the book, and read it. I cannot in all honesty recommend this. I can't seem to leave a no star rating.
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