So monotonic it sounds like it's being read by a computer which makes it really hard to follow dialogs. Great story though.
As the second book in the overall Foundation storyline, Forward the Foundation does a great job of moving the characters and events onwards; it serves as the perfect bridge between the Prelude and the Foundation books. For this specific audible, the narration was absolutely horrendous; that's what I liked the least. It was like William Shatner was told to speak like a robot.
For me, the most memorable moment was when one of the key characters died, more importantly, how they died.
Scott Brick, who I thought was going to be the narrator for ALL the Foundation books, would've been the better choice. Thankfully, he appears to be the narrator for the other books in the series, which I will be reading (in chronological order of the storyline), so I don't have to suffer through another narration by Larry McKeever.
This is a great second book (based on chronological order in the storyline itself) for the Foundation series and I'm looking forward to moving onto the third: Foundation (which was the original one written in the series).
I believe the story is good, but I never got around to completing it, as I don't like the narrator, Id rather read it myself or wait for a different narrator.
Isaac Asimov - Yes.
Larry McKeever - No.
Too monotone and too many unnatural pauses. I kept expecting the narrator to say "Greetings Professor Falken".
Loves novels illustrating "What if...?". Galactic Empire, Zombie apocalypse, Utopia, Dystopia.
Loved it, hated performance of narrator
.. ... more than twenty words for feedback??? padding padding padding padding padding
I would not listen again... Unless the narrator changed.
Scott Brick was excellent. McKeever is monotone, wooden, emotionless and has horrible pacing.
The foundation series is perhaps my favorite series.
Where is Scott Brick? He did a wonderful job with the rest of the Foundation novels, yet for some reason both Foundation and Earth and Forward the Foundation are narrated by a glorified Speak & Spell. It's almost unlistenable. What gives?
None of the 4 sequels and prequels were up to the level of the original 3. Asimov did a decent job of wrapping it all up and dovetailing this into the beginning of the series, but I thought it lacked the inspiration of the original work.
The narrator for this was horrible. He was actually slightly better than the other one book he read in the series but still it was so hard to get into because of the poor performance.