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I, Robot Audiobook

I, Robot

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They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren't content that their creations should remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient worker-machines. And soon the robots themselves, aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren't either.

As humans and robots struggle to survive together, and sometimes against each other, on earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. Here human men and women confront robots gone mad, telepathic robots, robot politicians, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world. And both are asking the same questions: What is human? And is humanity obsolete?

©1950, 1977 Isaac Asimov; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Zach 06-24-15
    Zach 06-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    Great book for an old! Ahead of its time yet still on point and humble!

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    m. seed 06-12-15
    m. seed 06-12-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Asimov... A genius."

    The foresight of Asimov and others of his kind is nothing less than amazing. This man and those like him do not write science fiction, but speculative fiction. They do tend to overestimate man's moral conscience, but that in no way affects the basic genius and ingenuity inherent in these tales.

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    Londell DALLAS, TEXAS, United States 06-05-15
    Londell DALLAS, TEXAS, United States 06-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "You'll love the comedy in this one!"
    What made the experience of listening to I, Robot the most enjoyable?

    Scott Brick: He has to be the best reader in the business.


    What other book might you compare I, Robot to and why?

    This book stands alone, so comparing it to any other would be quite difficult.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to many of his performances, and its hard to rank them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Stories from the complete robot.


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    William 05-29-15
    William 05-29-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Get Ready to Move Through Time."

    I had not read Asimov's work. This is the second of his book in as many weeks I have consumed. The way he takes snapshots of characters, and tells the evolution of a new intelligence is fascinating. I wish I would have had this book as a kid. However, Asminov is still stretching the thoughts of this new fan. Now, about that Foundation. ..

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    Sephethus Philadelphia, PA 05-16-15
    Sephethus Philadelphia, PA 05-16-15 Listener Since 2006

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    "Why the movie on cover?"

    I saw the movie with Will Smith long before reading the book. I knew it wasn't like the book, few movies are, but holy crap it's not even remotely the same story.

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    David Thomas Tampa, Fl United States 05-03-15
    David Thomas Tampa, Fl United States 05-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Hard to Believe this was written in 1950"

    This is probably the 3rd time I have experienced this book. I read it as a boy, and again in my 20's and now at 48 I have it in my audio book collection.

    I smile at the rather dated references, especially when they are pointed out by those younger than myself, because I must then try to be just as tolerant as those who were older than myself did when I once pointed them out.

    I wonder if they too will be drawn back to the actual message in the manuscript over a lifetime and gape at how brilliant Asimov must have been to extrapolate from the 1950's to what we are only now beginning to touch upon.

    This is (still) a wonderful book in my opinion, but nothing like the movie - thank goodness. I'm rather disappointed at having that picture on the cover, but such is life.

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    Andre 04-08-15
    Andre 04-08-15
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    "Fantastic"

    Another beautiful collaboration between Asimov and Brick. You'll love it if you live humanity. Check it out!

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    Steven L Stringfellow 04-05-15

    Nothing is better than the well-written sci-fi story. I'm even trying to write one too. But these days, I have expanded my taste --a bit.

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    "Ignore the cover!"
    Would you try another book from Isaac Asimov and/or Scott Brick?

    Yes.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The way all the stores are tied together with a singled character.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance meshes with the stories.


    Do you think I, Robot needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It does not NEED a follow up, as it is a collection of interrelated short stories, but additional stories can all be added as long as no one rolls a motorcycle into town and blasts robots.


    Any additional comments?

    At no point does anyone jump a motorcycle into the air and start blasting robots with dual uzi's as they land.

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    Kerry Williams 03-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "breathtakingly beautiful futuristic perception"

    Completely different from the movie. Not only does it differ in storyline, plots and climaxes, but the movie only takes ideals and names from the book. Little else. Absolute genius!

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    John Sayre, OK, United States 03-14-15
    John Sayre, OK, United States 03-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Timeless Classic"

    I would be the first to state that the tech and social norms are dated (not so much when I first read these as a young teen though). If you are looking for stories about cutting edge tech and so on then this is not for you. If you are looking for brilliant writing and still reverent ideas then this is well worth the time. Buy and enjoy!

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