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Forward the Foundation Audiobook

Forward the Foundation

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Listen to all of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, including (in chronological order):

Prelude to Foundation
Forward the Foundation
Foundation
Foundation and Empire
Second Foundation
Foundation's Edge
Foundation and Earth

©1993 Nightfall, Inc (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    R. A. James 03-30-15
    R. A. James 03-30-15
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    "Loved the back-story, Hated the narration!"

    I've already done all the other Foundation, Empire and Robot books withe the exception of Foundation and Earth... After hearing this narrator, I may never listen to the last one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David W. 03-29-15
    David W. 03-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing story awful narrator."

    The audio book came out in 1993 time for an update preferably with Scott Brick.

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    Anthony Satriano 02-23-15
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    "Scott Brick"

    Scott Brick was far more entertaining than Larry McKeaver. I hope that more of Asimov's books are read by Brick.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Brand Seoul, South Korea 01-15-15
    J. Brand Seoul, South Korea 01-15-15
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    "great book, poor reader"
    Where does Forward the Foundation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have always love Asimov, and this book does this series proud. This book and Prelude to Foundation do a great job of filling in background and setting the foundation. You finally get to meet the man himself.


    What three words best describe Larry McKeever’s voice?

    Larry McKeever does a poor job reading this book. His voice is flat, out of tune with what is happening in the story, and dull. Mr. maKeover has a nice voice, but there is little to no emotion or purpose in his reading.


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

    I would not say this is a book that will move you, but it will draw you in. I'm a slow reader,a and the book was so good that I had to get the audio version to be able to experience it at the pace it deserves.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. Peggy A. Drechsler Raleigh, NC United States 11-04-14
    Ms. Peggy A. Drechsler Raleigh, NC United States 11-04-14
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    "terrific story, bad narration"
    If you could sum up Forward the Foundation in three words, what would they be?

    sci-fi with politics


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

    Doors' last mystery


    What didn’t you like about Larry McKeever’s performance?

    The reading was mechanical with pauses in inappropriate places and poor sound clarity.


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

    I was moved by Harry and Dors' last moments together.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this audiobook will be redone and reloaded. Its audio quality is nowhere near as good as the others in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chance 04-05-14
    Chance 04-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Maybe try and read this one..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It is fitting that robots make an appearance in this Foundation Series adventure, since the book is read by one. I would recommend reading this yourself rather than this audio version..


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance is staccato and with little feeling. It does not 'flow' and leaves the listener distracted by the choppiness rather than being able to fall into the story.


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    Robert New Milford, CT, USA 03-31-14
    Robert New Milford, CT, USA 03-31-14 Member Since 2001
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    "UGH!"
    Any additional comments?

    Ok. I *LOVE* the Foundation series. And if you're going to run through the whole thing, you can't skip this one.

    But in the name of all that is holy and good in this world: PLEASE get Scott Brick to re-narrate this. Holy hell this it terrible.

    What makes it even worse, is you have to listen to it, right after hearing one of the best narrators give "Prelude" an excellent treatment.

    I can almost feel my liver failing as I sit here and listen...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dale Northampton, PA United States 03-18-14
    Dale Northampton, PA United States 03-18-14

    Dale Knepp

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    "Where did you get this reader from"
    What did you love best about Forward the Foundation?

    Great series by a great author


    How could the performance have been better?

    Never use someone that is just slightly above mono-tone. After listening to the Scott Brick doing the original 3 books and then the first of the prequel's, it felt like a version of "You were there". Then enter Larry McKeever.....I am not looking forward to having to plod through the rest of this book AND listen to him in the final book of the series. Fortunately Scott Brick comes back for Foundation and Earth. My suggestion is to bite the bullet and re-record the 2 books done by Larry using Scott.


    Any additional comments?

    I will NOT be getting any other books narrated by Larry McKeever

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 03-13-14
    John 03-13-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration is hard to describe"

    poor inflection, characterless, I thought at first it was being done by a text to speech program, makes the story characters seem stupid. I nearly had to stop listening to a story in one of my all time favorite set of novels. I see he does book 7 too......

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ, US 02-07-14
    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ, US 02-07-14 Member Since 2009
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    "The Narration is Dead, Really Dead"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. Although not one of Asimov's best novels, and while the narration is abysmal, the book enlightens his wonderful Foundation universe.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Isaac Asimov? Why or why not?

    Of course, the man's stories are brilliant, imaginative, and engaging.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Larry McKeever?

    Scott Brick. Definitely. Having just finished Prelude to Foundation, beautifully narrated by Scott Brick, I was very anxious to listen to the next in the series, Forward the Foundation. The shift from the richness of Scott Brick's narration to that of Larry McKeever was quite a shock. His nearly emotionless, almost mechanical rendition was like a slap in the face. Names were pronounced differently, and the timber of his voice rarely changed no matter the situation. The best description I can offer is that his narration was dead, really dead. There isn't another choice on Audible, so I struggled through and did my best to ignore the failings of the narrator to enjoy this chapter of Asimov's masterpiece.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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