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The Robots of Dawn Audiobook

The Robots of Dawn: The Robot Series, Book 3

Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.
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A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.

Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.

©1983 Isaac Asimov (P)2014 Random House Audio

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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 08-12-14
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 08-12-14 Member Since 2012

    I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.

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    "Some of Audible and Asimov's Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Asimov is a very underrated writer. The Robot Series are a good example of his early work, Robots of Dawn was written later in the series and you can see how he matured as a writer, thinker and puzzle creator/solver. If you are an Asimov completest, this book represents an important bridge in understanding the connection between the Galactic Empire and the Foundation. Great stuff..


    What other book might you compare The Robots of Dawn to and why?

    It favorably compares to the other Robot novels, but this is a more mature version of the story. The themes are adult and take the story out of its childhood premises of earlier novels. In fact he plays on the theme of the young child and robot fascination with an interesting literary allusion.


    What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really like the work that Dufris did in this series. Very well done.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending to this story is clever, well executed and a bridge to later novels, series and story lines. The intelligence of Asimov in weaving a complex story together is exemplified in how this specific story arch ends. the next book, Robots and Empire is somewhat different since Elijah Baily is only in that story historically. We say good to Elijah in this story as a foundational Asimov character, but it is not done melodramatically, its done in a way that demonstrates his intelligence and tenacity.


    Any additional comments?

    I implore Audible to make available Robots and Empire. I realize digital rights are bit complicated these days but this is an important story and the bridge to Prelude to Foundation. I would like to thank Audible for making the Robot Series available, it was briefly pulled off the Audible shelves, while they fixed an audio problem.

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    Bill Boling Lynden, WA USA 02-01-16
    Bill Boling Lynden, WA USA 02-01-16 Member Since 2014

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    "classic Asimov."

    this time I've read this book, the audio version being the best. I wish they would make all his stories in to Movies.

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    David T. Rainwater Nashville tn 08-03-15
    David T. Rainwater Nashville tn 08-03-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great story!"

    This audio book was great.
    The reader was very good at the different voices and made the story come to life

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    Cody 06-26-15
    Cody 06-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good series all together."

    The universe of robots and man striving for something better, was told beautifully. loved this audio book series all the way through. another great performance by Mr. William Sufis! keep up the good work.

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    Andre 05-08-15
    Andre 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Twist after twist after twist!"

    So the narration is superb as always. But the writing in this novel is just insanely good. Asimov throws curve ball after curve ball. Listing makes me feel so so humble.

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    the SPAMkid 05-07-15
    the SPAMkid 05-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Solid"

    Good voice work and an excellent story. I don't think there's a bad story in the series and the voice acting adds to the story without distracting.

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    Ken Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-08-15
    Ken Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "From the mind of a true craftsman!"

    Also kudos to Mr. Dufris for his entertaining characters and their voices. Makes sleep unwelcome!

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    t-rex USA 03-29-15
    t-rex USA 03-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable and Surprising"

    Great Narrator. The story kept my attention and went in a few directions I didn't expect (all positive).

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    Lush 03-18-15
    Lush 03-18-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome!"

    This a truly great story. Great ideas developed and explored. The reading performance is superb. Well worth your time. Yeah.

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    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 02-12-15
    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 02-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Asimov at his best"

    Asimove's Robot series remains the golden standard of science fiction. Clear and fresh after all these years, written with brilliant logic yet with bouts of tenderness that will leave you dabbing your eyes for the actions of machines, this is a great story.

    Dufris' performance is well done and never grates as some audiobook performances do, especially after a marathon session!

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