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.
The other reviwers are correct. The production is awful ....BUT!! This is an Audible.com mess up not the original production. I have this production on cassette tape (I'm very old!!) and it is absoutely fine. I bought this Audible.com version as I could not be bothered to convert my cassettes to MP3, but this is just awful. I don't know what they did but I'll be going back to my tapes.
The original book was great. This audio reenactment was nice, too, however, the sound effects are incredibly useless and horrible. the audio quality is good if you have a good head set to listen with. listening tit in the car is NOT recommended.
A terrible copy of an incredible story. Poorly mastered, voices drop off occasionally and frequently interrupted by overloud "sound effects"
Nearly in-listenable. Totally not worth purchasing.
Significant material was chopped off of a major work, and the so-called performers really sucked!
I bought this because I love Asimov and it was CHEAP. But this recording is terrible, must have been done in the late 60s early 70s. I couldn't make it through 5 minutes... don't waste your time or money
Amazing story, but it could be unlistenable, depending on how you can listen. If you want to try, use some headphones. Having it played aloud didn't really work because of the insane range of volumes. But noise-canceling headphones let me hear the quiet voices well enough while keeping the volume low, so that I wasn't blasted by the loud parts.
And the voice actors did a good job, I think. So there's at least that.
Eliminate the absolutely terrible sound effects.
I don't care for the full cast performance, and as stated above, lose the sound effects.
No. I couldn't finish listening because of the sound effects.
When i read the original series, i enjoyed it very much.