I would like to have seen less politics and more science fiction. This book only played around a bit with sci-fi. It was not centered on it.
Since there are at least 3 books in this series, 3 robot books and more after that, I am wary of it becoming a grandiose political melodrama. I'll probably get the next in series, but if it's the same, I'll just drop out of it.
Mr. Brick is a very good reader and actor. I have no complaints. He did an outstanding job.
As a standalone book, absolutely not. Taken in context with the rest of the series, whoi knows?
No. I was expecting better from Asimov. The penultimate book in this whole series (the Currents of Space) was fantastic, truly one of the better sci-fi books I've listened to.
Scott Brick's narration is not suited to dialog-heavy books. It was very difficult to determine the character speaking, and that is a significant problem when most of the speaking scenes are between two characters with opposing views. I enjoyed his Devil In The White City reading, which is as much documentary as novel. I'll avoid him for books like Foundation.
I enjoyed the story and narrator in general. But the conversations (and the book is mostly convos) was sometimes hard to follow. But still definitely worth a listen
Asimov's tale of a future universe is vivid and believable with characters that are worthy of any great work of fiction. Foundation is a work that will stand the test of time.
No matter how many times I read it, it always manage to surprise me. A true classic from the Father of Science Fiction!
Good storyline without meaningless graphic violence or sex. I could listen to this story with kids in the car. The book ties three related stories together with interesting perspective how gov't can fail or be manipulated through power, miss-use of religion, and simple greed. It is an old book and found it interesting to see predictions of the future from forty years ago. One thing totally missed, people still smoked cigars inside their public offices l. But I enjoyed this aspect of the book as well.