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Walter

Asheville, NC, United States

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  • I, Robot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1617)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (606)

    They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

    Herb says: "Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor"
    "A great intro to the Foundation series."
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    What did you love best about I, Robot?

    It gives information Re robots and interstellar travel which gives yu the information to better understand the Foundation series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I, Robot?

    How a man accused of being a robot seems to break the first law of robotics and gets away with it.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He is the best, give the man a raise.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it, it's very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magna Charta

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Daugherty
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    In the rich turbulence of English history, one day stands magnificently apart: June 15, 1215, the day of the signing of the Magna Charta. On this day, the first blow for English freedom was struck and forever affected the Western world. Here is the story of three true men, Stephen Langton, Williams Marshall, and Hubert de Burgh, whose heroic deeds are set against those of the ever deceitful and crafty King John.

    Walter says: "Historically entertaining."
    "Historically entertaining."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Magna Charta the most enjoyable?

    Well written. It gave me a whole new perspective of how far reaching the Magna Charta actually was as a forunner of the UN charter. Geoffrey Howard's narration made listening quite enjoyable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Magna Charta?

    King John's intigues in wanting to hold onto power.


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    Geoffrey Howard's performance made the story come alive. I've always enjoyed hearing him read.


    If you could rename The Magna Charta, what would you call it?

    Would you rename the Mona Lisa? Thjis book may not be on the same level but why change a title that works? I certainly won't.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible certainly makes listening to books more enjoyable, especially on long drives.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2390)
    Performance
    (1724)
    Story
    (1749)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    "A must read for all Asimov fans."
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    Where does Foundation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a great way to get into the Foundation series as it helps set the plot for the rest. I can't wait to listen to whole series.


    What other book might you compare Foundation to and why?

    Prelude to the Foundation because it gives the preliminary background to the Foundation series that helps you understand the rest of the boks.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick is fantastic. He knows how to capture the mood of a book. He reads in thoughts NOT just in words. I really wish he had recorded all of the Foundation series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forward the Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (266)

    A stunning testament to his creative genius. Forward The Foundation is a the saga's dramatic climax - the story Asimov fans have been waiting for. An exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense, Forward The Foundation brings to vivid life Asimov's best loved characters: hero Hari Seldon, who struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory to ensure the survival of humanity; Cleon II, the vain and crafty emperor of the Galactic Empire.

    Christine says: "Love the story. Can't stand the narrator!"
    "Poor naration."
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    If you could sum up Forward the Foundation in three words, what would they be?

    This book is a must for one who wants to follow the Foundation series in the correct order.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Forward the Foundation?

    Learning about Demerzal.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Larry McKeever’s performances?

    Never. He reads too slow and over pronounces his words. Too much of a gap in his reading. That's why it took 13 discs insted of 12 to record. Please have Scott Brick re-record this title. He set the precedent for the rest of the books to follow, as far as reading is concerned. For example Scott Brick puts the acent on the second syllable of the robot's name- Di - MER - sal. Larry McKeever changed the whjole thing by saying: DEM - er - sal.
    The pronunciations started in the first book should be carried on throughout the whole series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not with McKeever's reading...it would take too long, and I do need to sleep sometime.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, have Scott Brick do the whole series. I really enjoy listening to him. I enjoyed him in Prelude to the Foundation and I'm happy to see that he has done some of the others.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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