• The Last Question

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Jim Gallant
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-22-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ziggurat Productions
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (222 ratings)

Regular price: $12.60

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Publisher's Summary

Here is a story that goes beyond space and time. Isaac Asimov takes on a journey that explores the ultimate fate of the universe, along with the question, what will become of the human race?
So take a journey into the outer twilight of your mind. Turn off the light, sit back and relax, close your eyes, and enter the infinite universe of your imagination.
©2007 Bob E. Flick (P)2007 Bob E. Flick
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Critic Reviews

"Few authors can claim his consistently high level of excellence." ( Galaxy magazine)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 04-24-13

Good story, but a disappointing purchase

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Fans of synth music.

Has The Last Question turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, not at all.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Gallant’s performances?

I wouldn't rule anything out based strictly on his participation.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Last Question?

None of the scenes, just the music.

Any additional comments?

The background music didn't bother me so much, but I thought I was buying an hour-long story. The story actually ended around the thirty-minute mark and was then followed by half an hour more of just music. The music wasn't even something I'd want to listen to on its own.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Liz on 05-10-16

Great story, weird format

Story, sound effects, and narrator were all on point. As usual, as sci-fi stories approach the actual date they're set in, the technology in them begins to feel more and more dated. For a story published in the 50s though, he had some pretty amazing ideas.

Just be mindful of the fact that the book ends at about 50-60%. The rest is a bonus soundtrack, so you're actually not getting a full hour of book. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind so you're not disappointed when the book ends 'early.'

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mika Neko on 04-05-15

Good story but terrible music!

the background music and sound effects made it really difficult and uncomfortable to follow the storyline. and why are the last 6 chapters only more of that music?! the story ends on chapter 6 and then the remaining 6 chapters are just more of that awful music.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-07-11


I bought this thinking I would get a range of stories, It has a drum and electronic music backing track that runs throughout and many many minutes are just tuneless musak. Do yourself a favour and buy the book, and read it. I cannot in all honesty recommend this. I can't seem to leave a no star rating.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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