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  • Foundation and Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1326)
    Performance
    (944)
    Story
    (952)

    The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

    Lynwood says: "Masterpiece"
    "This is SciFi for the common man."
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    If you could sum up Foundation and Empire in three words, what would they be?

    Frighteningly relevant view


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way that Asimov - who moonlighted as a SciFi writer when he wasn't at the Chicago Tribune as science editor - writes his tales makes you feel like you might see these events come to pass in the near future (any of the titles tied to his Three Laws of Robotics) or makes you look at our society as a whole from a broader perspective (Foundation saga). The view he paints may be set in some far-off future, but it could have easily been set in the modern world.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have the Enderverse saga through Audible, and Brick was very impressive in a dynamic where he works with others. But in the Foundation books, he is prodded to do more as a solo act. This comes across with all the vehemence and the passion and fervor the book portrays.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    To achieve Paradise, all must be undone.


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