An avid book "listener". As I own my own dental lab,I make teeth sitting at a bench all day, I have plenty of time to enjoy Audible titles
Honestly, the voice of the narator was fine, but the delivery lacked the emotional quality that I have come to expect. Also, the sound of the narators voice remided me vividly of the voice of the narator that I used to hear accompanying film strips when I was a kid in grade school.
I'll keep this short, it's really difficult and jarring to go from a high quality narrator like Scott Brick to Larry McKeever. I'm sure that Larry on his own is a quality narrator, but when compared to Scott Brick it seems like amateur hour. I also find it difficult to go from Edge of Foundation where Scott Brick's voice is established as Trevise etc and then go to McKeever voicing the same characters, it's a bit odd.
This would have been much better with Brick narrating.
A different narrator
Sure, if it isn't narrated by Larry McKeever
Monotone. Dry. No emotion. Bland. Puts me to sleep while driving. Characters all sound the same.
MASSIVE disappointment because I have come so far in this series, and I just can't get through this crap.
Narrator must have been sleeping with the producer, or is related to Asimov. Mind boggling how this was produced, honestly!
I hate the new narrator! YUCK! I've read these stories a dozen times and really enjoyed the previous narrator. this new narrator was putting me to sleep! Bad choice for such a great story!
I like the way this book brought robots and galactic empire together but the narration almost made me give up and toss it. How LM got picked to read any of these is beyond me. If the monotone wasn't enough, the mispronunciations made me crazy.
Having read the Foundation series previously and more recently returning to the Audible edition to enjoy a commute, I have enjoyed them up to this point. However, listening to Mr. McKeever's performance has been PAINFUL! It has been distracting from the story line and detracts from the overall effect of the book. I am an Isaac Asimov fan.