Galactic Empire

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,124 ratings

The Stars, Like Dust Publisher's Summary

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, and becomes entangled in an intricate saga of rebellion, political intrigue, and espionage. The mystery takes him deep into space where he finds himself in a relentless struggle with the power-mad despots of Tyrann.

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  • Book 1

    • The Stars, Like Dust

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 830
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 616

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 1,362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,179

    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

  • Book 3

    • Pebble in the Sky

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 932
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663

    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