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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,613 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karel Capek Narrator: Simon Ward, Tessa Peake-Jones Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The BBC Radio drama production of Karel Capek's play, set in a future when all the work in our society is carried out by robots manufactured by Rossum's Universal Robots.

Feeling sorry for the emotionless robots, the headstrong Helena persuades the company to factor emotion into them. The robots' new-found consciousness leads them to revolt against their masters, and the resulting catastrophe makes for a highly suspenseful and thought-provoking drama. Simon Ward and Tessa Peake-Jones star. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert | 2/7/2014

    " A fantastic play and the grandfather of every other robots-taking-over-the-world story. You don't get to the Terminator without first going through Rossum's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 12/20/2013

    " This Czech play is the origin of the word "Robot". It fits into the genre of fiction which expresses human fear of technology. I actually read it for a German literature class during which we also watched the movies Metropolis, The Cabinet of Doctor Calligari, and The Gollum. I enjoyed the class, the movies and the play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert Kaufman | 12/19/2013

    " The world is inhabited by robots sans souls. This is also before Asimovs laws governing robots. A historic book and a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ♥BookGeek♥ | 12/3/2013

    " Probably an abriged version of the play. "

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