I've already done all the other Foundation, Empire and Robot books withe the exception of Foundation and Earth... After hearing this narrator, I may never listen to the last one!
I have always love Asimov, and this book does this series proud. This book and Prelude to Foundation do a great job of filling in background and setting the foundation. You finally get to meet the man himself.
Larry McKeever does a poor job reading this book. His voice is flat, out of tune with what is happening in the story, and dull. Mr. maKeover has a nice voice, but there is little to no emotion or purpose in his reading.
I would not say this is a book that will move you, but it will draw you in. I'm a slow reader,a and the book was so good that I had to get the audio version to be able to experience it at the pace it deserves.
sci-fi with politics
Doors' last mystery
The reading was mechanical with pauses in inappropriate places and poor sound clarity.
I was moved by Harry and Dors' last moments together.
I hope this audiobook will be redone and reloaded. Its audio quality is nowhere near as good as the others in this series.
It is fitting that robots make an appearance in this Foundation Series adventure, since the book is read by one. I would recommend reading this yourself rather than this audio version..
The performance is staccato and with little feeling. It does not 'flow' and leaves the listener distracted by the choppiness rather than being able to fall into the story.
Ok. I *LOVE* the Foundation series. And if you're going to run through the whole thing, you can't skip this one.
But in the name of all that is holy and good in this world: PLEASE get Scott Brick to re-narrate this. Holy hell this it terrible.
What makes it even worse, is you have to listen to it, right after hearing one of the best narrators give "Prelude" an excellent treatment.
I can almost feel my liver failing as I sit here and listen...
Great series by a great author
Never use someone that is just slightly above mono-tone. After listening to the Scott Brick doing the original 3 books and then the first of the prequel's, it felt like a version of "You were there". Then enter Larry McKeever.....I am not looking forward to having to plod through the rest of this book AND listen to him in the final book of the series. Fortunately Scott Brick comes back for Foundation and Earth. My suggestion is to bite the bullet and re-record the 2 books done by Larry using Scott.
I will NOT be getting any other books narrated by Larry McKeever
poor inflection, characterless, I thought at first it was being done by a text to speech program, makes the story characters seem stupid. I nearly had to stop listening to a story in one of my all time favorite set of novels. I see he does book 7 too......
Yes. Although not one of Asimov's best novels, and while the narration is abysmal, the book enlightens his wonderful Foundation universe.
Of course, the man's stories are brilliant, imaginative, and engaging.
Scott Brick. Definitely. Having just finished Prelude to Foundation, beautifully narrated by Scott Brick, I was very anxious to listen to the next in the series, Forward the Foundation. The shift from the richness of Scott Brick's narration to that of Larry McKeever was quite a shock. His nearly emotionless, almost mechanical rendition was like a slap in the face. Names were pronounced differently, and the timber of his voice rarely changed no matter the situation. The best description I can offer is that his narration was dead, really dead. There isn't another choice on Audible, so I struggled through and did my best to ignore the failings of the narrator to enjoy this chapter of Asimov's masterpiece.