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Nemesis

A Novel
Written by: Isaac Asimov
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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“A totally new and original work that stretches his talents to their fullest...welcome back, champ!” (The Detroit News)

In the 23rd century, pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth: a star named Nemesis.  

Now a 15-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth’s people - but she is prevented from warning them. Soon, she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well. And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as - drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star - they hurtle toward certain disaster.

©2008 Isaac Asimov (P)2019 Random House Audio

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  • Matt
  • 2020-01-09

Brilliant.

If you’re like me, do you have a very hard time finding the next best science fiction book to digest. Nemesis had the perfect amount of hard science fiction, romance, space travel, thought-provoking, questions and adventure.Hands-down unequivocally this book is worth your time. It is so beautifully written that sometimes I have to stop and just appreciate how well this book was written. I give this book all 15 stars, which is not something that I do very often. I highly recommend adding this beautiful piece of prose to your collection.

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  • Shayla Williams
  • 2020-02-04

This will always be my favorite book.

I've read it more than a dozen times, and will gladly reach for it when I am struggling to read anything else. It's nice to have an audio option in addition to my battered old paperback.

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  • Mitch
  • 2019-11-18

great story, great performance

this might have been a precursor to the foundation series... the spread of humanity into the galaxy

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  • Ivan ivanic
  • 2020-06-24

Decent novel, don't expect too much

It's pretty easy going task to go through the whole novel. Easy to understand and not much of going on. Seems like a great setup for larger story with more details, or could be much shorter and accomplish the same effect. I'd love if there was more developed character of you know who, don't want to spoil, it was really just glanced over, I'd love to see much more on how Asimov imagined it exist, a missed opportunity.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-27

Great Story Material that just seemed to slip away

BUT, I did enjoy (really) that the two story-timelines would converge "this way". Then 10 chapters later, "Wow, it's going to converge this way". And so on.

I've listened to many Scott Brick Narrations, and as expected, he was very good.

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  • TRWells
  • 2020-06-15

Good narration but a terrible story

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Another one of those "kid with superpowers is the only voice of reason and saves the day" stories. If you're looking for something with imagination and surprise, this is not it.

Scott Brick is the redeeming feature. As usual he does great.

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No, Marlena doesn't have actual super powers, just the ability to flawlessly read minds by inflections/facial expressions/intonations, have PhD level understanding of astrophysics, unparalleled influence on people despite being universally disliked, and ultimately gets everything she wants. This all makes her "struggle" completely underwhelming and predictable. Sprinkle in the occasional "I'm sorry mama" kid talk and it's a little schizo. It's a story line that maybe could have been decent if they'd written her character out and made her mom the hero. Comes across to me as just a lazy story.

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I only got through half and then gave up because it just got silly.

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  • Andy
  • 2020-06-03

hidden treasure

get one more hidden treasure from the master a science fiction. the concept portrayed in the book is not one visited a lot by other authors and was refreshing.

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  • Deanwm
  • 2020-04-29

Just as good as I remember the book

I read Nemesis in paperback long ago and have wait a long time to listen to as an audiobook. Scot Brick is my favorite reader and I would also like to have him read the Robert Silverberg expansion of the Asimov short story Nightfall. Please

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  • Gary Little
  • 2019-09-20

Wrong voice

I like Scott Brick as a narrator, but not for this story. Scott's voice was heavy handed. At least, there should have been a higher voice part for the female dialog.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-03

do not buy

there are no words to describe the multi level failure of this novel. avoid it like the plague...