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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,947 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Isaac Asimov Narrator: Stephen Thorne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Galactic Empire Series Release Date:
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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, the highly respected Rancher of Widemos, 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. Now it is not just a case of life or death for Biron—it is a question of freedom for the galaxy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Science fiction on the larger scale is Isaac Asimov’s specialty…Clear writing and excellent suspense make this book a welcome addition to the science fiction lists.”

    New York Times

  • “This little novel will transport you back to a simpler time, when storylines we are jaded towards today were fresh and intoxicating, and that gosh-wow sense of wonder covered science fiction like a layer of fine, gold dust.”


  • “Read by narrator Stephen Thorne, the story comes to life in an intimate reading as honest and straightforward as it is underplayed. Thorne doesn’t try to dazzle listeners with cheap thrills...His genuine reading will touch listeners with its sheer simplicity.”


  • “Top writing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

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

    " This book starts slow and I almost quit reading it. But I soldiered on and by the 3rd or 4th chapter it picked up and I could recognize it as a quintessential Asimov novel. Oddly enough, the end of the book was a bit too short and to the point. I felt like the last few chapters could have been fleshed out a bit more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wolf | 2/15/2014

    " Never read a review of this book. You'll spoil it. You can only read it once. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/12/2014

    " This must be the most disappointing book by Asimov I've ever read. As imaginative and brilliant as he might have been, Asimov just wasn't that great at writing romance. But I think I'll forgive him, since I read that even he didn't like the book very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Caleb Liu | 2/6/2014

    " Not one of Asimov's best probably accounting for the comparive rarity of this novel and it's counterparts in the Empire Series. "

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