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.
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.