Robotic monotone emotionless .
The book is awesome , the previous books in the series were narrated superbly , this book however has the worst narration I have ever heard.
I deleted it after about 30 minutes , and will read a physical copy, I want my money back , and this is the first time in 50+ audio books I've felt that way
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.
A real person reading the book
It was Asimov
Anyone reading the book
The entire part read by Larry McKeever (i.e. the entire book)
The most horrible book that I've bought on audible. Only finished it because I really wanted to read the entire series. Otherwise I would have dumped it.
His portrayals were dry, dull and the timing was as if he was forced to stop after each word and make sure he annunciated each letter with special emphasis.
The story gets lost. And I couldn't listen to more than 15 minutes in a sitting without losing the plot.
The book and author are great, so I knew the plot already. But I feel bad for anyone who doesn't know the plot. I strongly recommend against this narrator.
Asimov is fantastic! I can't get enough of of the Foundation series. This installment doesn't disappoint. Wish I could say the same about the reader.
Put in some effort. This reading is so lifeless that I'm thinking about buying the text and having Siri read it back to me just for a bit of humanity. Seriously. Not kidding. This book is so poorly read that it's actually quite hard to follow. Please bring Scott Brick back and re-do this and Forward the Foumdation.
Very much so.
Great story, horrible performance.
Wooden, artificial, robotic. It's like he doesn't understand human emotion or the English language. I don't think I can make it through this audiobook; I'll have to buy a hard copy.
Fire this guy
After a great series with the first four books why would you record this with out Scott. This narrator is is boring and dry. My only choice will be to read this on Kindle. I returned the Audible edition after only 23 minutes of listening.
Not with this narrator.
No. As not having Scott Brick read this ruins it.
Worse. Not having Scott Brick read this ruins it.
For some other type of book he is probably fine.
Look Larry McKeever has a nice voice, but compared to the style of Scott Brick he seems like an unfeeling robot. You just can't get used to the complexly dead pan narration after listening to more lively style of the other books. It runis the book.
The only real grip I had about this book was the change of narrator. The narrator of the previous books while not the best was solid. This guy at times like listening to Stephen Hawking.
I want to write a passionate defense of Larry McKeever as narrator. I think the comments about his performance on this adaptation have been extremely unfair. His style of narration is different from Scott Brick's, I grant that. But McKeever is extremely good in his own right. In fact, I like some of McKeever's interpretations better (I think he is better with female characters, for example, and I like his portrayal of Pelorat even more than Brick's). Don't get me wrong--I love Scott Brick and what he does with the novels. But I think McKeever is just as good, and I have come to appreciate McKeever's different style, which is a bit more subtle than Brick's and leaves more to the imagination. So--don't steer clear just because there's a different narrator here. McKeever is also excellent.