I rated the story at one star only because it has to be rated to write this review. I actually have no idea if the story is good or not since the narration was so bad I never heard the story. I will re-rate after reading it in print.
Absolutely, Asimov is awesome, it's the narrator that ruined this one for me.
Scott Brick did such a fantastic narration of most of the Foundation series, why didn't he do all of them? Those narrated by McKeever are so bad that it is as if static is playing in the background. Even after listening to the first two hours 3 different times I have no idea what happened in the story. I finally gave up. I guess this is the book I need to get for my new tablet reader so I can actually enjoy the story.
Disappointment. Before giving up I wasted a good 6 hours and have no idea what happened in the book.
Classy Heinlein Story
This is the Heinlein I love. A great story written well with no preaching. After listening to Glory Road, which was not much more than another extremely preachy Heinlein book, I almost deleted this book without listening to it, but I'm so glad I didn't.
I don't recall listening to other Bronson Pinchot performances, but he is one of the greats. He is very easy to listen to.
Disappointment. I really like Heinlein's stories and kept listening to this book so I could finish the end of the story, but about one third of the book is Heinlein preaching his rather strange ideas of how the world should be. Listening to this book, like many others he has written, gives me the impression that he was just one of those nerds who sat in a room playing role playing games all his life fantasizing about hanging out with hordes of naked women all the time mostly because he thought he had no chance at having a real woman in his life.
"Heinlein, you are a great writer with some amazing creativity and you can put together fantastic sci-fi stories. Why do you have to ruin so many books by being so preachy and making all of your female characters such hussies."
This is the most entertaining book I've listened too since I finished all of Cathryn Asaro's books. The author's use of humor had me laughing out loud and the story was fun and exciting all the way through. I can't wait for more.
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