What a horrible production of a great book. The sound control is non existant, you have to turn the volume way up to hear them wispering, then some terrible excuse for space music blast your eardrums. Like the sound track from Dr Who run amok. Audible should pay you to down load this, ever if they put it on the free for members list it is over priced. Wow, I never thought I would write a bad review of an Asimov book, but it is not the book I am panning, it is the worst production of one I have ever heard.
There's a reason why this story is a classic. The acting is good. However I found that the chapter breaks and some of the special effects were excessively loud and hurt my ears. A rebalancing of the audio amplitudes would make this easily a five.
The foundation trilogy is a great scifi classic, but this dramatization is pretty poor. The recording is hard to understand, and the sound effects are obnoxious
if you have the patience to listen hard to understand what they're saying
Vociferous reader living in Toronto.
As others have commented, the sound effects are terrible. It's as if I gave my 3 year old a synthesizer. The cast was good though and I enjoyed the heavily abridged story.
The story is a classic, and by far my favorite trilogy, I bought this audiobook because I was curious of a dramatized version of it, and was very cheap. It doesn't worth it, it doesn't worth the time I used trying to listen to it. It's impossible to listen, the music is awful and so loud, I could not hear the actors, as far I could tell they chopped off everything but the dialogs, empoverishing the plot. To make it better, they should start from scratch. So disappointed.
The foundation series is a must read. but this series has annoying sound effects between chapters. and is difficult follow in places.
The foundation series has it all tech, suspense, and great charterers
the narrators do a good job I mostly do not like annoying sound effects. sometime they make it difficult hear the dialogue
the price under $2:00
Buy the books individually save your $2:00
Excellent adaptation if this series, easier overview in some respects to the original. Sound fine on iPad with amplifier. C
Very disappointing. The sound bridges are absolutely deafening. Half of the dialogue sounds like it was recorded in a lavatory. This is a real shame. I read the books long ago and really enjoyed them.
Didn't have one. Too distracted by the production values.
See comment above about sound levels and quality.
Does not apply.
Listen to the actual book(s) and forego this "performance" recording.
The author I love, the performance sucks.
The terrible noises they used that kept interrupting the story. This is memorable in a very bad way.
The production quality was so low that I could not hardly make out the voices.
Hard to get through the book because the sound quality was so poor.