I, Robot: v. 1

Version: Abridged
Author: Isaac Asimov
Narrator: Garrick Hagon
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Published In: August 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

Garrick Hagon reads the first five stories from Isaac Asimov s classic book, now the inspiration for a major motion picture In I, Robot Isaac Asimov first laid down the Three Laws of Robotics, and foresaw a time when robots occupied a place in society alongside their human creators. The year is 2057, and robopsychologist Dr Susan Calvin recalls the history of US Robots, and some of the landmark cases in the development of man s servant class. Robbie: Little Gloria is looked after by Robbie; but how healthy can a metal nursemaid be? Runaround: On Mercury, mining robot Speedy is troubled by conflict between the Three Laws. Reason: Cutie has been given reason and one day he reasons away his need for mankind... Catch That Rabbit: What exactly does robot Dave get up to when he doesn t think he s being watched? Liar! Herbie can read minds; but dare he tell the humans what each other is thinking? Garrick Hagon, whose film and TV work has included roles in Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who and Cambridge Spies, reads these gripping tales of things-still-to-come.

Author Details

Author Details

Asimov, Isaac

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.