I enjoy Asimov's books and would like to see Audible offer the rest of the Robot series. However, I would never purchase another book narrated by Larry McKeever. His performance made an otherwise excellent story a difficult listen.
Forward the Foundation is a good bridge between Prelude to Foundation and Foundation. This is just as Asimov intended. There is no need for a follow-up.
Scott Brick narrates the other Foundation books as well as I, Robot. If he was on vacation when Forward the Foundation was produced, the producers should have waited until he got back. Larry McKeever's performance is just awful.
After a slow start, the story was compelling. I enjoyed it so much that, when I reached the end and found that the book had not completely downloaded, I was frustrated because I wanted to know how the story ended.
Muller did as good a job as was possible given the wide range of characters. I found that I had to get used to his voice. I was irritated with his voice in the beginning of the book and stopped several times before I finally got into the story.
Wolf was for me the most memorable. His loyalty to Jack was unquestioning. He taught Jack a lot about unconditional love.
I am an Agatha Christie purest. The story is excellent, but is unusual in that it is told from the point of view of a character other than Poirot or Hastings. This recording is so much better than an earlier version I purchased from Audible. Hugh Fraser's narration makes all the difference.
My favorite character is Caroline, the doctor's sister. She offers an excellent counterpoint to her brother and is reminiscent of Ariadne Oliver, another of Christie's characters.
Hugh Fraser has long played Capt. Hastings in the PBS series "Poirot". He is well-acquainted with the character and does such a good job portraying the Belgian detective that listeners might think they were listening to David Suchet, who plays Poirot in the series. Fraser is also adept in voice alteration so that each character is easily identified.
As I mentioned earlier, I had previously purchased another narration of this book through Audible. I did so because I wanted the book, but was disappointed by the narrator. I was so thrilled to find Hugh Fraser's version that I purchased the book again. Thankfully the earlier version is no longer offered so does not run the risk of disappointing first-time listeners of Christie.
The narration was tedious
a Harlan Coban novel
I love listening to almost anything Scott Brick narrates
The quality of the recording was poor. There were areas where it skipped and others wh.ere it repeated
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