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.
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.
Better editing; no sound track with its awful electronic sounds; uneven voice quality
worst Audible experience I've had
For $1.95 I should not expect much, but in addition to leaving out massive "foundational" portions of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, the production works make this almost not listenable. The "scene transitions" are more than 6 dB louder than the quiet 'actors'. You must choose either pain, or not hearing some key lines.
The audio quality, when wired in or casted through Bluetooth, was very poor. The voice actors voices are annoyingly under modulated, all but unintelligible when the music and sound fx started playing.
I kept having to turn the volume up and down or adjust the sound tone on the radio or rewind cause I couldn't hear the dialog.
I'm a truck driver, so having to fool around with the sound options on the radio while driving is not an option. The only time I could listen to it is when I was home, sounds good on my tablet.
So, Overall - 3 stars, Performance - 3 stars - I liked the dialog, just wish they would have balanced it out along with the sfx, Story - 5 Can't go wrong with listening to anything from Asimov.
Sound quality poor. Sound effects an annoyingly poor attempt to sound like an old radio program.