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2.99922219341457 out of 52.99922219341457 out of 52.99922219341457 out of 52.99922219341457 out of 52.99922219341457 out of 5 3.00 (3,857 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Isaac Asimov Narrator: Kevin T. Collins Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Galactic Empire Series Release Date:
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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. Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found, Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives. But as his memories begin to return, Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver: everyone on Florinia is doomed … the Currents of Space are bringing destruction. But if the planet is evacuated, the power of Sark will end—so some would finish the job and would kill the messenger. The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.

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  • “Isaac Asimov is the greatest explainer of the age.”

    Carl Sagan

  • “One of the world’s premier science fiction writers.”


  • “For fifty years it was Isaac Asimov’s tone of address that all the other voices of SF obeyed…His was the default voice of SF.”

    The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

  • “Kevin Collins communicates the gravity of the threat to the universe and the failure of those in power to heed it…Collins subtly develops the character of Rik as he’s thrust into the midst of political intrigue.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cory Hughart | 2/18/2014

    " I'm reading Asimov according to his own published reading list. It's quite a jump between Robots & Empire and this according to the story chronology, and also a big jump back in time according to publication date chronology. It's interesting how one somewhat unexplained fact, like Earth being radioactive, could be woven so tightly into a story written after, but set earlier than this one. This has been something I've noted about many sci-fi series before. If I ever write anything, I'll be sire to include some big plot element that is never explained, so that I may write stories chronologically earlier that give depth to chronologically later stories already written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by William | 2/14/2014

    " Classic Asimov. Written in the same universe as the Foundation Trilogy... Trantor, myths of Earth, the origin of Humanity. This is a thrilling murder mystery with all the best elements of classic Sci-Fi. And, it's a quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandon | 2/6/2014

    " a local government controls a commodity and enslaves the natives; a native rebellion is stirring; an empire moves to topple the local government to control the commodity in the name of peace; and, a scientist predicts global extinction... IN SPACE! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Neil | 1/30/2014

    " The story was better than The Stars, Like Dust, but I'd still recommend other Asimov "

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