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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 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.
©1983 Isaac Asimov (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
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5 out of 5 stars
By Scifi on 11-05-09

Classic 1950's boyhood scifi

Great story. Great science behind the science fiction - most of which is still not too dated to enjoy today. Though some of the 50's attitudes would grate against feminist beliefs today, but if read in a "Leave it to Beaver" mindset of that time, would still be enjoyable.

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4 out of 5 stars
By thomas on 04-10-13

An Entertaining Read/Listen!

Where does The Stars, Like Dust rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would put The Foundation Series as Asimov's high water mark, this is secondary storyline (Galactic Empire Series) but worth reading/listening to fit into the larger context.I thought it was great but the Foundation Series is excellent. I consider his Non-Foundation books "boyhood science fiction", entertaining and well worth the effort but not as complex. You can almost see the blueprint here for later works by other artists, writers and move makers. Asimov is the original (in my opinion).

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stars, Like Dust?

I like the way it ended, there was a twist that I did not see coming....

What about Stephen Thorne’s performance did you like?

I thought he did a great job! The different characters had different voices, I am always surprised how the best narrators do this....he was fantastic.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's not that type of material (to me). It reminds me of the old Buck Rodgers TV show a little bit, entertaining and a great diversion.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend it to anyone to enjoys SF and wants to fill out their understanding of the Asimov cannon. Good book for a vacation, the beach or just wan to mentally "get away".

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