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    • Foundation

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,939
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,730

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic

    • By Sandy McMahon on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Foundation and Empire

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,824

    The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece

    • By Lynwood on 06-17-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • I, Robot

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,943
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,970

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor

    • By Herb on 02-19-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Second Foundation

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215

    The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed, before it destroys them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Distractions

    • By Joseph Y. on 05-21-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CHAPTER LIST to Help Find Stories

    • By Lance on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Foundation and Earth

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,650
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

    Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Please please re-record with Scott Brick!!

    • By Jerry on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Foundation's Edge

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

    At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian - set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the series so far

    • By Jeff on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The End of Eternity

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,783
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800

    This stand-alone work is widely regarded as Asimov's best science fiction novel. Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superior Time Travel Story

    • By C. A. T. on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

    • By: Isaac Asimov, Patrick Tull - adaptation, Mike Stott - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 705
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 620
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 617

    The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • How can you go wrong with a must read book for $2

    • By James on 03-06-11

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Caves of Steel

    • Robot, Book 1
    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904

    A millennium into the future two advancements 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. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sci-Fi Mystery at its Best!

    • By HL on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Prelude to Foundation

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504

    It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trantor, capital of a galactic empire!

    • By Svenghali on 11-09-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-B

    • By: Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov, others
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Vivienne Leheny, Gabriel Sloyer, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AUDIO SPACE VACATION!

    • By Giavanna on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Naked Sun

    • The Robot Series, Book 2
    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

    A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dufris outdoes himself

    • By Andre on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Ignition!

    • An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants
    • By: John Drury Clark, Isaac Asimov - foreward
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Ignition! is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise that eventually took men to the moon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and informative.

    • By Joe K on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Forward the Foundation

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,148
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    A stunning testament to his creative genius. Forward The Foundation is a the saga's dramatic climax - the story Asimov fans have been waiting for. An exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense, Forward The Foundation brings to vivid life Asimov's best loved characters: hero Hari Seldon, who struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory to ensure the survival of humanity; Cleon II, the vain and crafty emperor of the Galactic Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the story. Can't stand the narrator!

    • By Christine on 03-14-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Robots of Dawn

    • The Robot Series, Book 3
    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some of Audible and Asimov's Best

    • By thomas on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Gods Themselves

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,152

    Only a few know the terrifying truth - an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun... They know the truth - but who will listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy - but who will believe?These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth's survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Asimov's Best Stand Alone Novel

    • By thomas on 09-02-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Stars, Like Dust

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 657

    Biron Farrell was young and naïve, but he was growing up fast. A radiation bomb planted in his dorm room changed him from an innocent student at the University of Earth to a marked man, fleeing desperately from an unknown assassin. He soon discovers that, many light-years away, his father has been murdered. Stunned, grief-stricken, and outraged, Biron is determined to uncover the reasons behind his father's death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic 1950's boyhood scifi

    • By Scifi on 11-05-09

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Pebble in the Sky

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 972
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696

    One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil - so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of 60. Joseph Schwartz is 62.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jewel of a book

    • By bonnie on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Currents of Space

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,222

    High above the planet Florinia, the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort. Down in the eternal spring of the planet, however, the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters. Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible. Living among the workers of Florinia, Rik is a man without a memory or a past. He has been abducted and brainwashed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Solid Asimov

    • By thomas on 04-16-13

    Regular price: $15.36

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