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):
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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.
Larry McKeever was not the right voice for this book - he sounds like a children's book narrator at all times.
This book was a reasonable closure of the pre-Foundation story; it wasn't listen-to-again good, but as good as it needed to be.
The narrator is terrible, he sounds like a computer. Too bad its not the same narrator as the prelude book.
this book is a good story
the first in the series is good
the first series narrator,
I enjoy Asimov's books and would like to see Audible offer the rest of the Robot series. However, I would never purchase another book narrated by Larry McKeever. His performance made an otherwise excellent story a difficult listen.
Forward the Foundation is a good bridge between Prelude to Foundation and Foundation. This is just as Asimov intended. There is no need for a follow-up.
Scott Brick narrates the other Foundation books as well as I, Robot. If he was on vacation when Forward the Foundation was produced, the producers should have waited until he got back. Larry McKeever's performance is just awful.
If Audible did not list the name of the narrator, I would swear that they slipped a text-to-speech program in on us. Audible should fire Larry McKeever immediately and send a replacement book to anyone who bought it. I don't expect (but would definitely prefer) Scott Brick, but 99.9% of the current readers could do a better job than McKeever. Honestly - doesn't Audible have any quality controls?
I haven't quite gotten the stomach to listen past the first couple of chapters.
If it had been narrated by a person who had a minimum of eye to mouth coordination and could place the em-pha'-sis on the correct syl-la'-ble.
Don't know yet.
Just re-publish this book with a quality narrator.
Narrator McKeever speaks as if to first graders. Also, his pronunciation of the name of a main character sounds very wrong to my ear, and of course it is repeated frequently. His reading style caused me to abandon this book after about 45 minutes. I had already finished Prelude to Foundation with Scott Brick reading very nicely. After stopping Forward the Foundation, I skipped ahead to Foundation, again with Mr. Brick, but I was finding that even with a very good narrator, this series is not nearly as fantastic and captivating as I regarded it in high school. Maybe Kirk and Spock simply eclipsed Hari Seldon. I have already purchased the entire Foundation series from Audible, but now, especially after noting Mr. McKeever's name again as narrator for Foundation and Earth, I'm stopping this series three-fourths of the way through Foundation.
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