Only if you have a sentimental attachment to the Foundation series and want to read it to its end. Larry McKeever turned one of my favorite books into a daily toil. I slept through large portions of the book and didn't even bother rewinding because I just wanted to finish it. He has the reading voice of a Geritol advertisement. Also he obviously didn't bother, or did his editors, to listen to any of the other Foundation books because his pronunciations are terribly inconsistent: Zer-oth law instead of Zero-eth. Gee-skard instead of Gis-kard etc. To those with fond memories of the Foundation series who want to keep them that way should avoid this book. I honestly don't know Larry McKeever was ever allowed in front of a microphone.
Alystar Reynolds has some great books.
Pick a different guy. I know! How about the same person who read all the other books in the series. At least he knows how to pronounce the names and words.
I know they say they are making one but the general public is too dumb to absorb a story like this. They'd have to turn it into a travesty of intellectual minimalism like Will Smith's "I, Robot. Maybe if Daneel Olivaw was a transformer...."
This book is proof that you can turn pure gold into dung.
A different reader would help tremendously. The reading was dispassionate, almost mechanical. Like reading a text book.
I love Asimov as an author, and have for years. However, Larry McKeever will drive me away every time.
This narrator is atrocious. I honestly thought that this book was being read by a computerized voice from the late 1980's.
Scott Brick had done the narration for the other books in the series and does a great job. That makes Larry's narration on this book all the more difficult to listen to. I usually listen in the car and this very nearly put me to sleep. I'm not sure why they changed narrators and maybe Larry does a better job with books he connects with better. You CAN make it through this audio book but I'd suggest reading this one yourself.
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It's great to hear a continuation of the
Almost certainly not. His reading style reminds me a educational films in high school. There's inflection, but very little enthusiasm. I don't feel like the narrator is engaged at all in telling the story.
I have read all of the Foundation novels, The Robot novels and the Galactic novels by Issac Asimov on audible and I have loved every one of them. The only two I haven't read are Foundation and Earth and Forward The Foundation. I got about 15 minutes into this book and the reader was so terrible I could not listen to any more. He is unbearably slow and that monotone voice completely detracts from the story. I am going to actually read these last two Foundation novels. Any of the books read by Scott Brick are great and if you like the Foundation series, I suggest reading the Robot novels or End of Eternity.
Not unless it is redone someday by someone else
Terrible voice. Sounded like he was from the 40s. Zero inflection, didn't change his voice at all to differentiate characters.
Yes. I couldn't cast a movie, I leave that up to much more competent people.
The story is, of course, brilliant. Asimov was a genius. The reader, however, sounds like a cross between a robot and Stephen Hawking. So bad it seems almost like a joke or text-to-voice software. Long pauses in dialog (so long you start to wonder if your MP3 player battery went dead). Same flat, annoying, emotionless voice for all of the characters. As much as I liked the story itself, it was a challenge to get through this book. His name seems to be Larry McKeever, so I'll be alert to avoid his narrations in the future.
I love the Series, but couldn't finish this instalment. The Larry McKeever was unbelievably annoying to listen to. Couldn't even get through the first hour.
The reader seem to feel that ALL the characters should sound like robots...
had to force myself to get thru the book....