Robots

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,537 ratings

I, Robot Publisher's Summary

Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world - all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov’s trademark.

The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. 

With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future - a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.

©1950, 1977 Isaac Asimov (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • I, Robot

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 2,238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,045

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 1,458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 1,433
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

    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