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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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..
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.
I really like the work that Dufris did in this series. Very well done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
outstanding use of unique voices for each character to capture this dialogue - intense story ... performance matches Asimov's genius
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