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.
The status of this book as one of the classics in SF had me expecting something brilliant, but I found it rather average. Maybe it improves in part two or three, but I'm not in a hurry to find out.
Also, how could anyone write SF where every woman in the entire galaxy is a housewife? The only named female in the book is a stereotypical whiny "high maintenance" wife.
The story of course is excellent. Typical Asimov.
The performance is good except that there are several gaps where content from the original recording is missing and it just skips.
Yes, because I love the series and this is an essential part of it.
Same reason as above.
This book was originally written as a series of short stories. As a result, at times it is challenging to keep track of changing characters. However, it is worthwhile, since the series is fabulous.
I prefer to read books but audio books are a new found love of mine. Can't beat Asimov and I would likely listen to anything narrated by Scott Brick. With audio books, the narrator makes all the difference.
I liked the depiction of the setting and the idea of the plot, it was interesting to read of interplanetary civilizations. For a fictional book there were a lot of politics. Reading chapter after chapter of fictional politics was the downfall for me.
More action and story telling. He set up every character way too much.
The first 3 chapters are cool. You really have to want to stick with it.
Not for me.
I love Asimov's stories. They're thought provoking and deep.
Foundation sets up this immersive world, and sequence of events that carries into several books. The thought that all of it can be figured out by statistics is interesting.
I have listened to other books that have been narrated by Scott Brick. This one fell short. He doesn't give enough difference between characters to really be able to tell what is going on. I found myself backing up several times to catch different dialogs between characters.
I fell into a classic trap with this one. I am a big fan of Asimov, but I've listened to more than my fill of Scott Brick. I convinced myself that I wouldn't mind hearing Scott's over exposed voice in order to enjoy a classic Asimov tale. I stand correct. Scott's a fine narrator, but he's just done too many.
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We were listening to this in the car, my 20-year-old son was astonished that these stories were started before the nuclear age had really dawned. It's space opera of course but Asimov was one of the greatest storytellers of all time, and the books ave not dated as badly as some Heinlein and most of Smith - the story itself remains compelling and the science fails do not grate.
I just like his style. The rhythm he sets when he reads makes the story all the more engrossing.