Pebble in the Sky

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Issac Asimov

Narrated By: Robert Fass

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2009

Duration: 8 hours 9 minutes

Summary:

One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two. This is Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series.

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  • vonlost

    Every Asimov after this is better. The story is contrived and mostly predictable, and the narrator makes is worse, having only one voice, yet exaggerating emotion (especially anger) beyond what I think Asimov wrote. If you're a die-hard Asimov fan, skip this one. NB: I think Schwartz (though a good guy) morphed into The Mule.

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