On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermitlike 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.
The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while his robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots, unthinkable under the Laws of Robotics, or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!
©1964 Isaac Asimov; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
Excellent story, really well read.
"Excellent, great listen."
This is the first Asimov I have listened to and will certainly be listening to more. I love the world that Asimov creates in this novel and the amazing story that unfolds.
The book itself is a fascinating "retro" science fiction novel. It was written back in the 50s and that shows (especially with the pipe smoking thing) but somehow that's part of the charm and the mystery and ideas certainly stand up in modern times. I really enjoyed the narration, William Dufris has managed to make the voices different without them becoming caricatures. I know one listener felt that Jessie's voice was annoying but I always imagined her character like that so it didn't jar for me. I will certainly be buying more in the series.
Love it, love it, love it. Well read, great story, can't wait to get the headphones on to listen to it.
"Awesome reader for an awesome book"
Whenever I have to buy an audiobook my first concern obviously after the book itself is the reader. So when I find a good book read by an excellent reader my joy is complete. Now I am searching books to buy by reader and carrying on from there.
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