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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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    Simonsez 05-01-13
    Simonsez 05-01-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Narrator makes me want to go back to print."
    What made the experience of listening to Forward the Foundation the most enjoyable?

    Not listening to Larry McKeever. I really believe it is a computer voice and Larry is not a real person.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rach.... really like his development.


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

    anyone!


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

    Asimov continues to astonish.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Canada 11-16-12
    Amazon Customer Canada 11-16-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book - TERRIBLE Narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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?


    What did you like best about this story?

    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


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

    I think calling this trainwreck a performance is being overly generous


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yep


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jw 11-16-12
    jw 11-16-12
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    "Great story... Very bad performance."
    What disappointed you about Forward the Foundation?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I didn't make it far enough in to find something I liked.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was difficult to follow which character was speaking since there was almost no variation in voice.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Its Asimov


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY, United States 01-26-12
    Phillip BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY, United States 01-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book, HORRIBLE narrator"
    What did you love best about Forward the Foundation?

    The continuing story


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

    learning to tune out the narrator and listen to the story


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

    NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER.... I'd rather stick needles in my eyeballs.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick, where are you? How could you take a pass on this?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Westminster, CA, United States 04-07-17
    David Westminster, CA, United States 04-07-17
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    "This reader should be banned from audible."

    I accidentally ordered this book before checking the reader. He is the worst reader I have experienced on audible. Audible should remove him from their library and refund all the customers who bought titles read by him. If this were my first book, I wouldn't come back! Susie could do a better job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. Talbot Sidney, NE 03-24-17
    B. Talbot Sidney, NE 03-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I hate having to listen to this so much."

    Please re record with Scott Brick. This narrator slaughters the names. It is a train wreck. I want to finish the series but this is making it so difficult.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dianna Schluter 03-16-17
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    "Holy"

    Worst narrator ever. Like wow. If I did not love this book I would never had made it through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 03-10-17
    Jim 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Nobody, poorly narrated


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

    Can't get into the book so it's hard to say.


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

    No, I can't believe this is what he does for a living.....so poorly read, I honestly can't listen to it. I wouldn't give him a single star if that was an option.


    What character would you cut from Forward the Foundation?

    Larry McKeever.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm torn between skipping this book and getting the next, or wainting until I can go read this the old fashion way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nailsthatglow 03-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "not enough to make it..."

    If you must have all the answers and obsessed with how the robot series connects... yet this is possibly the weakest offering from the writer I have encountered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy C. 02-23-17
    Jeremy C. 02-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "the narrator is boring"

    overall the story was decent it wasn't as good as the previous story right before it. the problem I had was that the narrator was extremely boring and he didn't act up the parts very well. every voice he read sounded very similar. In fact it sounded like one of those narrators from the 1950s.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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