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.
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Love the story
McKeever should have listened to the other stories before he did this one. His pronunciation of names and places was different and very irritating if you had heard the originals. I would not buy one of his stories again.
Yes, the book was if you could hear past the narrator
Is there any way to get the original "Foundation" read by Isaac Asimov? I had that one and someone stole it. I would like to find a copy, if possible.
Not listening to Larry McKeever. I really believe it is a computer voice and Larry is not a real person.
Rach.... really like his development.
Asimov continues to astonish.
The narrator - it sounds like they had one of Mr. Asimov's robots narrate this novel, and not a very advanced one at that. I literally can't stand to listen to this narrator, where's the refund button?
I've read this book and it provides a great backstory to the rest of the series. I was greatly disappointed that this recording was unlistenable
I think calling this trainwreck a performance is being overly generous
The reader reminded me of the old Texas Instruments Speak & Math from the 1980s. Larry McKeever reads in an almost monotone voice with very little variation between characters. This makes it difficult to follow the story.
I didn't make it far enough in to find something I liked.
It was difficult to follow which character was speaking since there was almost no variation in voice.
oh yeah what a wonderful story, I will listen to it over and over
The narrator sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit would sound lampooning audiobooks. McKeever is incapable of common pronunciation, pacing, applying appropriate tone, and he certainly cannot differentiate between character voices. Hearing him try to makes sentence sound like a question is the only entertainment he brings to the table, but only in his abject failure. Seriously, let any illiterate child who speaks English as a second language read and he will outperform the incompetent McKeever.
Asimov and his writing are, as ever, brilliant. Quite the juxtaposition to the inability of the reader.
Recent graduate New York Institute of Photography. Love SciFi and mystery.
Narration was lacking, but great story. I hag never gotten to reading the Foundation series, so going to the list of best reading order Asimov made is proving a great idea.
I do not know how good this is please do not bother reading this review
I would never buy anything McKeever reads. He ruined a great novel and I had to turn it off. Fortunately I've read the book and listened to the original reader who narrated when I purchased the book.
I've noticed that Audible.com has recently begun replacing some of the audiobooks I've purchased with new readers. In some cases, like Scott Brick reading the other Foundation novels, this is a welcome change. In this case, however, and in the case of Foundation and Earth where McKeever also reads it is horrible.
The combination of HORRIBLE narration and bad recording made me shut off the book after only a few chapters.
The Foundation series are my first science fiction novels to read and I am so glad I picked those series. Isaac Asimov is an epic storyteller and I the influence his work has had on many modern fantasy and sci-fi novelist.
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