The Foundation Trilogy is such a classic. It's amazing Asimov started on it before WWII.
Excellent. Probably the best naration I've heard on Audible.
No, but Forward the Foundation has a touching ending.
Consider reading the Foundation Trilogy first. Then Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Earth, Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation. Read in this order you put up with the more primitive sci fi in the trilogy (given it was written in the 40's), and each succeeding book keeps getting better. Prelude to Foundation and Forward the Foundation are the story of Hari Seldon and occur before Foundation Trilogy. After reading the stories of the Foundation through the centuries in the other 5 books, Prelude and Forward are much more meaningful. You really want to learn the back story of Hari. Forward the Foundation is the best of all the Foundation books, and is a great way to end the series (it was the last Foundation book Asimov wrote). Very touching ending.
Remember that violence is the last resort of the incompetent. If you like SciFi than this is a must read. If you have not read this than that might qualify as a personal "Hari Seldon crisis".
Really interesting if somewhat dated exploration of politics, religion and power. A Cold War antidote, maybe. Oddly Platonic, too, with its suggestion of back-door ascension of philosopher kings.
great story, well read :) very interesting idea for a galactic story which takes place over multiple generations - interesting perspective on chainging cycle of human society.
I realize that opinions vary; however, I just do not enjoy Scott Brick. His readings are almost monotone. I have great difficulty enjoying stories when he performs them.
Another classic Bricked. Scott Brick vomits his over dramatic reading style and everyone-is-sarcastic mischaracterizations into this franchise, rendering it all but unlistenable to anyone who still attempts to use their imagination and doesn't need the bedtime story approach spoonfed to them. Tragic.
Listening to Foundation is like watching Twilight Zone on Netflix. They're classics told in a mid-century style, but feature themes & characters that are still relevant.
Excellent, book, great voice actor, mediocre recording. I had to completely dump the treble on my eq to keep the voice from hurting my ears. That said it a better recording than most audio books. The actor was good but i got confused in some of the conversations because he would mix the characters voices sometimes.