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  • 1
    The Stars, Like Dust | Isaac Asimov

    The Stars, Like Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
    (517)

    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.

    Classic 1950's boyhood scifi

    Great story. Great science behind the science fiction - most of which is still not too dated to enjoy today. Though some of the 50's attitudes would..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 05 2009 by Scifi (USA)
  • 2
    The Currents of Space | Isaac Asimov

    The Currents of Space

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1233)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1055)

    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.

    Good Solid Asimov

    Currents of Space is certainly not Asimov's best. However it is a good, solid stand alone story that is within his Galactic Empire Series (Stars Like ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2013 by thomas (charlotte, NC, United States)
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    Pebble in the Sky | Isaac Asimov

    Pebble in the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (810)
    Performance
    (548)
    Story
    (559)

    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.

    Jewel of a book

    I don't know why I am always so surprised at how wonderful an Asimov story turns out .. and this was no exception.

    Reviewed on August 18 2009 by bonnie ()