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Foundation

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For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun or fight them and be destroyed. Please note: The text of this book includes some passages that begin or end in mid-sentence. This is intentional by the author.

©1982 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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The Four Winds

240 ratings

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Number One New York Times Best Seller Number One USA Today Best Seller Number One Wall Street Journal Best Seller Number One Indie Best Seller "The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021.... Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close." (The New York Times) "A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women." (People) "Through one woman’s survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind." (Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing) From the number-one best-selling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa- like so many of her neighbors - must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it - the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press "Julia Whelan is herself a master storyteller because it’s absolute magic how she brings this novel to life for listeners. Her emotional rendering will bring tears and laughter and she portrays every character perfectly, men women and children...Have the tissues close when you put those earbuds in." (Reading Franzy) "With forceful narrative drive, Whelan delivers a compelling performance of Hannah's memorable new novel." (AudioFile magazine)

©2021 Kristin Hannah (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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Foundation and Empire

157 ratings

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The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence. Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire - still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire's glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon. But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule - a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets...a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave.

©1991 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

Narrator: Scott Brick
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Before She Knew Him

134 ratings

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Catching a killer is dangerous - especially if he lives next door. From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder.... Hen and her husband, Lloyd, have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace.  But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder - an obsession she doesn’t talk about anymore but can’t fully shake, either.  Could her neighbor Matthew be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate?  The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he’s planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face-to-face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes he knows she’s been watching him, that she’s really on to him; and that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape....

©2019 Peter Swanson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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Second Foundation

110 ratings

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Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins, destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first timebut now he is certain he knows where it lies. The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed, before it destroys them.

©1991 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

Narrator: Scott Brick
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Fondation

85 ratings

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En début de plusieurs chapitres, certaines phrases de l’Encyclopedia Galactica sont laissées incomplètes par l’auteur. Ces coupes, marquées par des points de suspension dans le texte original, sont traduites à l’audio par une diminution du niveau sonore. En ce début de treizième millénaire, l'Empire n'a jamais été aussi puissant, aussi étendu à travers toute la galaxie. C'est dans sa capitale, Trantor, que l'éminent savant Hari Seldon invente la psychohistoire, une science nouvelle permettant de prédire l'avenir. Grâce à elle, Seldon prévoit l'effondrement de l'Empire d'ici cinq siècles, suivi d'une ère de ténèbres de trente mille ans. Réduire cette période à mille ans est peut-être possible, à condition de mener à terme son projet : la Fondation, chargée de rassembler toutes les connaissances humaines. Une entreprise visionnaire qui rencontre de nombreux et puissants détracteurs... Figure emblématique et tutélaire de la science-fiction, Isaac Asimov (1920- 1992) s'est imposé comme l'un des plus grands écrivains du genre. Découvrez en audio le premier tome de la série culte fondatrice de la SF.

©1951 / 2006 Foundation / The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group Isaac Asimov / Éditions Denoël (P)2019 Audiolib

Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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I, Robot

79 ratings

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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.

Narrator: Scott Brick
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Foundation's Edge

76 ratings

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Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. With extraordinary vision, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women devoted to safeguarding humanity against an unyielding deluge of barbarism and warfare.  At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations has come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation have proved victorious; and now they return to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire on the ruins of the old. But rumors persist that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all - and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge.  Now two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and a doddering historian-set out in search of the mythical planet Earth.... and proof that the Second Foundation still exists.  Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final, shocking destiny at the very end of the universe!

©1982 Isaac Asimov (P)2011 Random House

Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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The Caves of Steel

61 ratings

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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. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot - and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

©1954 Isaac Asimov (P)2014 Random House Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Foundation and Earth

57 ratings

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The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the great masterworks of science fiction. An ingenious blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women determined to shield enlightened humanity from a ceaseless threat of darkness and ultimate annihilation. Golan Trevize, former councilman of the First Foundation, has chosen the future, and it is Gaia. A superorganism, Gaia is a holistic planet with a common consciousness so intensely united that every dewdrop, every pebble, every being, can speak for all - and feel for all. It is a realm in which privacy is not only undesirable, it is incomprehensible. But is it the right choice for the destiny of mankind? While Trevize feels it is, that is not enough. He must know.  Trevize believes the answer lies at the site of humanity’s roots: fabled Earth...if it still exists. For no one is sure where the planet of Gaia’s first settlers is to be found in the immense wilderness of the galaxy. Nor can anyone explain why no record of Earth has been preserved, no mention of it made anywhere in Gaia’s vast world-memory. It is an enigma Trevize is determined to resolve and a quest he is determined to undertake, at any cost. 

©1986 Nightfall, Inc (P)2011 Random House Audio

Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
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Prelude to Foundation

56 ratings

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This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, bold ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence - beginning with one exceptional man.  It is the year 12,020 GE and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, 40 billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire...the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.

©1988 Isaac Asimov (P)2011 Random House

Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
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The Naked Sun

48 ratings

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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. 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 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!

©1957 Isaac Asimov (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: William Dufris
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Fondation et Empire

41 ratings

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Tandis que les crises qui secouent l'Empire redoublent de violence et annoncent son effondrement définitif, la Fondation créée par le psychohistorien Hari Seldon pour sauvegarder la civilisation devient de plus en plus puissante, suscitant naturellement convoitise et visées annexionnistes. En tout premier lieu, celles de Bel Riose, jeune général qui voit dans les secrets détenus par la Fondation le moyen de monter sur le trône. C'est alors qu'apparaît un mystérieux et invincible conquérant, surnommé le Mulet, que le plan de Seldon n'avait pas prévu... Le second opus de l'œuvre magistrale d'Asimov, porté par la lecture vivante et maîtrisée de Stéphane Ronchewski.

©1952 / 2006 Isaac Asimov / Éditions Denoël (P)2019 Audiolib

Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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The Robots of Dawn

39 ratings

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A millennium into the future two advances 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. 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.

©1983 Isaac Asimov (P)2014 Random House Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
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Edge World

39 ratings

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A lonely planet circles a star on the very border of Province 921. Critical resources produced there are claimed by both the Mogwa and the Skay. War between the Galactic giants becomes more likely every day. James McGill and Legion Varus are deployed to protect Edge World, a planet that rotates at a walking pace. Each day is as long as a year back on Earth. The sun-side of the world is baked with endless sunshine, the night-side is freezing and full of strange creatures. Living in an inhabitable zone on the edge of their world, a shadow-line between night and day, nomadic peoples roam the planet. It is these inhabitants Earth’s forces must protect. Three fleets converge: the Mogwa, the Skay, and Earth’s growing armada. Peace talks are held, but then McGill opens his big mouth, and things go badly....

©2020 Iron Tower Press (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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Forward the Foundation

33 ratings

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Here, from a grand master of science fiction, is the long-awaited final novel of the greatest science-fiction series ever told. Completed just before his death, Forward the Foundation is the crowning achievement of a great writer’s life, a stirring testament to the creative genius of Isaac Asimov. As Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory and ensure a place for humanity among the stars, the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse. Caught in the maelstrom are Seldon and all he holds dear, pawns in the struggle for dominance. Whoever can control Seldon will control psychohistory - and with it the future of the galaxy. Among those seeking to turn psychohistory into the greatest weapon known to man are a populist political demagogue, the weak-willed Emperor Cleon I, and a ruthless militaristic general. In his last act of service to humankind, Hari Seldon must somehow save his life’s work from their grasp as he searches for its true heirs - a search that begins with his own granddaughter and the dream of a new Foundation. 

©1993 Nightfall, Inc (P)2011 Random House Audio

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Seconde Fondation

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Conçue par le psychohistorien Hari Seldon pour restreindre l'ère de chaos résultant de la décadence de l'Empire galactique, la Fondation est désormais aux mains du Mulet, un mutant imprévisible capable de manipuler les esprits et d'imposer sa volonté à quiconque. Avec ses pouvoirs et les immenses ressources que lui procurent la Fondation, il s'est donné pour objectif d'étendre sa domination aux ultimes vestiges de l'Empire défunt. Mais déjà une nouvelle légende prend forme : il existerait une seconde Fondation, consacrée aux sciences mentales, œuvrant de façon occulte pour garantir l'accomplissement des desseins du légendaire Hari Seldon... Un voyage intergalactique inoubliable, matrice de la SF des temps modernes, remarquablement conté par Stéphane Ronchewski.

©1953 / 2006 Second Foundation. The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, une division de Random House, Inc. Isaac Asimov / Éditions Denoël, pour la traduction française (P)2019 Audiolib

Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 11 hrs
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The Gods Themselves

21 ratings

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Only a few know the terrifying truth - an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun... They know the truth - but who will listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy - but who will believe?These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth's survival.

©1980 Isaac Asimov (P)2014 Random House Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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Lachlan: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

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When Kinley Chandler abruptly lands in medieval Scotland, there isn’t much she’s leaving behind. With her body shattered and her military career over, Kinley has resigned herself to death. But in the past, all that changes. Lachlan McDonnel, the laird of a clan of immortal highlanders, can hardly believe his good fortune. Not only does the mysterious lass save his life, she awakens his heart in a way he’d thought no longer possible. But the druid spells that allow Lachlan’s clan to live forever have a dark side as well. He and his men know all too well that the magic folk never give without taking. Though he is sworn to protect them from the dreaded undead, the price of his loyalty may finally be too high. Lachlan is the first audiobook in the Immortal Highlander series. If you love brawny heroes, a mystical world, and a heroine with courage, then you’ll love this sizzling series. Join the romantic realm of the Immortal Highlanders by picking up this audiobook today. Mature readers comfortable with dark themes only please.

©2017 Hazel Hunter (P)2018 Hazel Hunter

Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

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The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin. The scene then moves forward a further 20 years, as Mayor Hardin faces down the domination of the nearby and most powerful Kingdom, Anacreon. The Merchant Princes One-hundred-fifty years after the Foundation was established, the now powerful trading nation faces its greatest threat to date, guided by master trader Hober Mallow. The GeneralTwo hundred years after its creation, the Foundation battles Bel Riose, the last powerful General of the dying Galactic Empire. The Mule A further hundred years have passed, and the Foundation is challenged by an unexpected threat named The Mule. Flight from the Mule During the war against The Mule, with things going badly for the Foundation, some key figures under the leadership of the Foundation's greatest scientist, Ebling Mis, flee Terminus in search of the Second Foundation, to warn it of the danger from The Mule. The Mule Finds The Mule attempts to find and overthrow the Second Foundation. Star's End Sixty years later, and a teenage girl is at the center of the Foundation's renewed search for the Second Foundation. Changes from the written Trilogy: The conflict between The Foundation and Anacreon takes place 70 years into the Foundation era; in the novels it occurs at 80 F.E. A small segment in Foundation titled "Traders" has been removed entirely. General editing for time has been done throughout. A large, rather comedic section on farming on Rossem has been added to "The Mule Finds". Please note: This is an historical broadcast recording, produced by the BBC in 1973. The audio quality represents the technology of the time when it was produced.

©2011 ABN (P)2011 ABN

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The Stars, Like Dust

7 ratings

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The first book in the Galactic Empire series, the spectacular precursor to the classic Foundation series, by one of history’s most influential writers of science fiction, Isaac Asimov His name was Biron Farrill and he was a student at the University of Earth. A native of one of the helpless Nebular Kingdoms, he saw his home world conquered and controlled by the planet Tyrann - a ruthless, barbaric Empire that was building a dynasty of cruelty and domination among the stars. Farrill’s own father had been executed for trying to resist the Tyrann dictatorship and now someone was trying to kill Biron. But why? His only hope for survival lay in fleeing Earth and joining the rebellion that was rumored to be forming somewhere in the Kingdoms. But once he cast his lot with the freedom fighters, he would find himself guarding against treachery on every side and facing the most difficult choice of all: to betray either the woman he loved or the revolution that was the last hope for the future.

©1951, 1986, 2009 Isaac Asimov (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jon Lindstrom
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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Nemesis

7 ratings

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“A totally new and original work that stretches his talents to their fullest...welcome back, champ!” (The Detroit News) In the 23rd century, pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth: a star named Nemesis.   Now a 15-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth’s people - but she is prevented from warning them. Soon, she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well. And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as - drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star - they hurtle toward certain disaster.

©2008 Isaac Asimov (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Scott Brick
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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The Last Question

6 ratings

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Here is a story that goes beyond space and time. Isaac Asimov takes on a journey that explores the ultimate fate of the universe, along with the question, what will become of the human race? So take a journey into the outer twilight of your mind. Turn off the light, sit back and relax, close your eyes, and enter the infinite universe of your imagination.

©2007 Bob E. Flick (P)2007 Bob E. Flick

Narrator: Jim Gallant
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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Robot Dreams

5 ratings

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In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Isaac Asimov - science writer, historian, and futurist - accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics as chronicled in such popular books as I, Robot; Robots and Empire; and The Robots of Dawn. Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid ’80s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes - from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Lost Robot"; a woman’s talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered…and 17 more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.

©1986 Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc., Isaac Asimov (P)2014 Recorded Books

Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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Terre et Fondation

4 ratings

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Tout porte à croire que le légendaire berceau de l'humanité, la Terre, se trouve au cœur d'un vaste plan à l'échelle galactique, destiné à garantir en coulisse la pérennité de la civilisation : une synthèse parfaite entre le matérialisme de la Première Fondation et le mentalisme de la Seconde, mise en œuvre par une mystérieuse puissance. Mais comment trouver une planète que beaucoup croient mythique, et dont toute trace a inexplicablement disparu des archives galactiques ? Récompensé par le prix Hugo de la "meilleure série de science-fiction de tous les temps", Le cycle de Fondation est l'œuvre socle de la SF moderne, le 5e tome poursuit l'aventure, et la réflexion d'Asimov à propos d'un système politique idéal.

©1986 / 2006 The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, une division de Random House, Inc., Nightfall Inc. / Editions Denoël (P)2020 Audiolib

Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-B

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Eleven essential classics in one volume This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country. This volume contains the following: Introduction by Ben Bova The Martian Way by Isaac Asimov Earthman, Come Home by James Blish Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys The Spectre General by Theodore Cogswell The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz E for Effort by T. L. Sherred In Hiding by Wilmar H. Shiras The Big Front Yard by Clifford D. Simak The Moon Moth by Jack Vance

©2008 Ben Bova (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Les robots

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Première Loi : Un robot ne peut porter atteinte à un être humain ni, restant passif, laisser cet être humain exposé au danger. Deuxième Loi : Un robot doit obéir aux ordres donnés par les êtres humains, sauf si de tels ordres entrent en contradiction avec la Première Loi. Troisième Loi : Un robot doit protéger son existence dans la mesure où cette protection n’entre pas en contradiction avec la Première ou la Deuxième Loi.

©2019 Editions Gallimard. Traduit par Pierre Billon (P)2012 Editions J’ai Lu

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The End of Eternity

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A spellbinding novel set in the universe of Isaac Asimov’s classic Galactic Empire series and Foundation series Due to circumstances within our control...tomorrow will be canceled. The Eternals, the ruling class of the Future, had the power of life and death not only over every human being but over the very centuries into which they were born. Past, Present, and Future could be created or destroyed at will.  You had to be special to become an Eternal. Andrew Harlan was special. Until he committed the one unforgivable sin - falling in love.  Eternals weren’t supposed to have feelings. But Andrew could not deny the sensations that were struggling within him. He knew he could not keep this secret forever. And so he began to plan his escape, a plan that changed his own past...and threatened Eternity itself.

©1955, 1986, 2011 Isaac Asimov (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jon Lindstrom
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Robot Visions

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From the writer whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics comes five decades of robot visions - 36 landmark stories and essays, plus three rare tales - gathered together in one volume. Meet all of Asimov's most famous creations: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot physchologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human-robot detective team of Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, who appeared in such best-selling novels as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire. Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations - from the most primitive computers and mobile machines to the first robot to become a man.

©1990 Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Winton
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
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The Currents of Space

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The second book in the Galactic Empire series, the spectacular precursor to the classic Foundation series, by one of history's most influential writers of science fiction, Isaac Asimov. Trantor had extended its rule over half the Galaxy, but the other half defied its authority, defending their corrupt fiefdoms with violence and repression. On the planet Florina, the natives labored as slaves for their arrogant masters on nearby Sark. But now both worlds were hurtling toward a cataclysmic doom, and only one man knew the truth - a slave unaware of the secret knowledge locked inside his own brain.  Rik had once been a prominent scientist until a psychic probe erased all memories of his past. Now he was a humble laborer in the kyrt mills of Florina. Then the memories began to return, bringing with them the terrible truth about the future - a truth that his masters on Sark would kill to keep secret...even at the cost of their own survival.

©1952, 2010 Isaac Asimov (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jon Lindstrom
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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Pebble in the Sky

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The third and final book in the Galactic Empire series, the spectacular precursor to the classic Foundation series, by one of history’s most influential writers of science fiction, Isaac Asimov  After years of bitter struggle, Trantor had at last completed its work - its Galactic Empire ruled all 200 million planets of the Galaxy...all but one. On a backward planet called Earth were those who nurtured bitter dreams of a mythical, half-remembered past when the planet was humanity’s only home. The other worlds despised it or merely patronized it - until a man from the past miraculously stepped through a time fault that spanned a millennium, living proof of Earth’s most preposterous claims.  Joseph Schwartz was a happily retired Chicago tailor circa 1949. Trapped in an incredible future he could barely comprehend, the unlikely time traveler would soon become a pawn in a desperate conspiracy to bring down the Empire in a twist of agony and death - a mad plan to restore Earth’s tarnished glory by ending human life on every other world.

©1950 Isaac Asimov (P)2020 Random House Audio

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How to Heal Yourself from Anxiety When No One Else Can

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A Brand New Approach to Healing Anxiety! Discover the remarkable energy therapy that has helped thousands of people when nothing else worked. Anxiety is not "just fear" and it doesn't come from out of the blue. In fact, everything you think you know about anxiety is about to change. With a brand new approach to understanding and overcoming anxiety, this exceptional book is unique, go-at-your-own-pace, and full of hands-on techniques and guidance that illustrate one profound truth: healing from anxiety is possible. When taking deep breaths isn't enough. Join Amy B. Scher--author of the bestselling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can--as she shares her proven methods to address emotional healing and heal the root of anxiety: changing harmful beliefs, calming your body, and releasing old emotional energy that holds you back. Written with clear instructions and a supportive and fun tone, Amy will be by your side every step of the way as you use her dynamic energy therapy methods for overcoming anxiety. This book guides you through a series of transformative tools and easy-to-follow exercises that can change your life quickly. No more struggling--you can heal. When taking long walks isn't enough. Utilizing Amy's powerful self-created emotional healing techniques like The Sweep to release subconscious beliefs and Thymus Test & Tap to clear stuck emotions from the body, as well as her own version of the widely popular Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), you will learn how to let go of unresolved emotional baggage so that you can become the healthiest, most relaxed, lighthearted version of yourself. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Amy B. Scher (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Great Radio Science Fiction

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Close your eyes and see the future. Radio often explored the issues of the day by imagining the days to come - and never did it better than in the stories you'll hear in this collection! From 2000 Plus to Dimension X, this is Great Radio Science Fiction!  Hear the stories of Robert Heinlein, Arch Oboler, and Isaac Asimov. Hear the voices of Orson Welles, Aldous Huxley, and more! Hear intense parables about the law of unintended consequences, creative allegorical dramas about our innate call to adventure, and terrific tales about first contact with the unknown, the fanciful, and the altogether unexpected.  Episodes include: Dimension X: Courtesy 07-26-51, Vital Factor 08-16-51, First Contact 09-08-51, Nightfall 09-29-51; X Minus One: Cold Equations 08-25-55, Requiem 10-27-55, Marionettes, Inc. 12-21-55, The Sense of Wonder 04-24-56; 2000 Plus: When Worlds Met 05-03-50, The Robot Killer (Killer Robot) 1950; Arch Oboler's Plays: The Truth 01-13-40, Rocket from Manhattan 09-29-45; Suspense: Donovan's Brain - Part One 05-18-44, Donovan's Brain - Part Two 05-25-44; CBS Radio Workshop: Brave New World - Part One 01-27-56, Brave New World - Part Two 02-03-56, A Pride of Carrots 09-14-56, The Space Merchants - Part One 02-17-57, The Space Merchants - Part Two 02-24-57, The Green Hills of Earth 07-21-57

©2018 RSPT LLC All rights reserved. Audio programming licensed from series rights holders. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. For home use only. (P)2018 RSPT LLC All rights reserved. Audio programming licensed from series rights holders. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. For home use only.

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Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories. Take your imagination into futuristic and mystical worlds where gravity can kill and humans become walking biochip labs. See the world through the eyes of a four-legged creature in Susan Shwartz's "Critical Cats", and meet an electronic storyteller in Isaac Asimov's "Someday". The other stories include Greg Bear's "Blood Music," Ben Bova's "The Man Who Hated Gravity", Arthur C. Clarke's "Breaking Strain", Fritz Leiber's "A Pail of Air", Kristine Kathryn Rusch's "Sing" and "Story Child", Dan Simmons's "Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell", Connie Willis's "Ado", and Jane Yolen's "Green Messiah."

©198 8; 1990 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; 1956 by Royal Publications; 1991 by Susan Shwartz; 1951 by Galaxy Publishing Corporation, Renewed 1978 by Fritz Leiber; 1949 by Arthur C. Clarke; 1988 by Jane Yolen; 1989 by Davis Publications; 1987 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; 1983 by Greg Bear (P)1991 Dove Audio

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Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy

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In this 1972 treatise, Isaac Asimov takes the listener on an historic journey through the development of man's understanding of electricity, chemistry, and - ultimately - nuclear energy. Asimov's incomparable ability to simplify the complex is apparent as he guides you through the milestones of scientific thought that connected ideas about electricity and magnetism to the nature of matter, and led to the advances in discovery through the first half of the 20th century that resulted in the harnessing of previously unknown energy directly from the heart of the atom.

Public Domain (P)2019 Stuart Gauffi

Narrator: Stuart Gauffi
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 5

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The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 5 is an exciting addition to this series, featuring the finest short-story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present. This unique collection of master writers, including such notables as Isaac Asimov, Ogden Nash, and Mickey Spillane, edited by multi-award-winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

Public Domain (P)1998 Phoenix

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First Aid Handbook: 3 Books in 1

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This book includes: How to Heal from Wilderness Accidents: How to determine the seriousness of common injuries, such as cuts, head trauma, broken bones, and much more How to treat burn and freeze injuries in extreme environments Ways to determine if a person is drowning and how to respond What it takes to assess serious injuries on the spot Different methods for treating commonplace injuries with limited resources How to go through common, but often unexpected, struggles in the wild, including foodborne illness, sickness, and allergies How to Heal from Urban Accidents Heat-related illnesses Cold-related emergencies Brain injuries Fractures Scalp injuries Allergies Concussion And more How to Heal from Domestic Accidents Falls Cuts Burns Broken bones Sprains Heart attack Stroke Suffocation and SIDS Head injuries Gall bladder attacks Choking Overdoses and poisonings Asthma attacks Near drowning And lots more By the time you're done listening to this book, you will have a better understanding of how to prevent domestic, urban, and wilderness accidents and what to do when something goes wrong. Don’t get caught unprepared! Grab your copy today!

©2020 Branda Nurt (P)2020 Branda Nurt

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El hombre bicentenario [The Bicentennial Man]

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Un clásico entre los clásicos de la ciencia ficción. Esta historia, que apareció por primera vez en 1976, fue mi exposición más clarividente del desarrollo de los robots. Trataba del deseo de un robot de convertirse en hombre y la forma en que realizaba este deseo, paso a paso. No tenía intención de escribir esta historia cuando la empecé, se escribió sola, y se trazó y entrelazó en la máquina de escribir. Acabó siendo la tercera de mis historias favoritas, entre todas las escritas. Isaac Asimov El hombre bicentenario, merecedora de los prestigiosos premios Hugo y Nebula, fue escrita originalmente por encargo para una antología de relatos conmemorativa del bicentenario de la independencia de Estados Unidos que nunca se publicó.Poco más que añadir a las palabras que Asimov dedica a este relato en la introducción que escribió en 1990 para la antología Visiones de Robot: disfruten del audiolibro. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©1990 Isaac Asimov (P)2017 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Narrator: Raúl Llorens
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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