Robots

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,898 ratings

I, Robot Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • I, Robot

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,861
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,661

    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 1,754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605

    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 1,165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060

    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 1,118
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,017
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

    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