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The Robots of Dawn Audiobook
The Robots of Dawn
Written by: 
Isaac Asimov
Narrated by: 
William Dufris
The Robots of Dawn Audiobook

The Robots of Dawn: The Robot Series, Book 3

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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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    Alexander 07-04-16
    Alexander 07-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    great narration with separate voices for each character that really helped immerse you in the story.

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    cyco 06-18-16
    cyco 06-18-16 Member Since 2004
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    "wonderful."

    the thing about sci-fi that is so good is that it allows you to consider problems that have never existed. It is the most entertaining type of brainercise. Asimov could think so far out of the box while maintaining a foothold in the science hr knew so well.

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    Anne 05-02-16
    Anne 05-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "incredible!"

    Isaac Asimov -- an incredible mind. Thank you.

    Great story, excellent creation of societies representing plausible extremes of human thinking. Throwing them together to contrast the concepts, Asimov leaves a thread of sense leading to better futures.

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    William West Pittston, PA, United States 02-27-16
    William West Pittston, PA, United States 02-27-16
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    "great story"

    Azimov takes the best of the Detective story and Marry it to scifi with such deftness that it does not matter if you like sci fi or a good detective story you will love this book.

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    John Brothers San Francisco, CA United States 02-16-16
    John Brothers San Francisco, CA United States 02-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not one of Asimov's best"

    This was quite long and really delved into some uninteresting things too much - for example the etiquette of personals and rather/spacer cultural differences. I guess I was spoiled by the Foundation series and some of the earlier Robot series novels.

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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 2016
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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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