Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
Having read this series long ago I was pleased to renew an acquaintance with an old love. This is a great series and this first book is performed flawlessly. The tale of science fiction that improves with age is rare. A wonderful book with a great narration.
It's extremely hard to follow this story. There are tons of jumps in time with no explanation as to why we went to whatever time it is. The characters are all forgettable. There is no firm ground for you as a reader to explore this world. Way to much happening with no common theme or character to hold it all together. Interesting concepts but not executed brilliantly.
It was hard to sort out all the various characters (almost all are male),since the narrator does not modulate his voice enough...so it made for a tough listen.
Asimov understands human history and plays with it joyfully at the stars. Very well written and very well narrated. I enjoyed the entire journey.
I was fascinated by I, Robot and enjoy Scott Brick's readings. I, Robot defines AI and raises ethical and philosophical questions related to humanity and machines. I expected to find The Foundation equally interesting. While the start was compelling, somewhere about 2 hours into the story I felt I was listening to a repetitive conversation between a few leaders rather than a story line. I will be listening to this a second time to see what I missed.