The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.
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Yes - good story despite the distracting badness of the narration.
I think "Larry McKeever" is the code-name for Audible's text-to-voice computer. Not ready for prime-time.
No, never, I couldn't even get through the first couple of chapters because Larry McKeever should never narrated fiction. NEVER. He's horrid. I really love Scott Brick and was so excited that he read the other books, but when I got to this one I thought I'd give it a chance. He sounds like someone reading an old filmstrip or narrating a Disney animal documentary in the 60s.
There was none, because I can't get through the book.
He was TERRIBLE. I wish someone would have this book and Forward the Foundation, with Scott Brick. Really, Audible, you could this. I'm pretty sure you would have the power to do this now.
No, not at all. I could have if Scott Brick was reading it!
I rarely write reviews and I am sure that the narrator is a nice guy and I am not trying to be mean but it's impossible to listen to him narrating this book especially when compared with the superb narration abbilities of Scott Brick. Unfortunately I will have to return this book and read it the old fashion way even though I enjoyed inmensely listening to all the other foundation books using audible.
Poorly, very boring :-(
Please re-record using Scott Brick as the narrator or someone more suitable for this type of book.
Loves novels illustrating "What if...?". Galactic Empire, Zombie apocalypse, Utopia, Dystopia.
What a nice way of closing every loops there were. I enjoyed to re visit the spacer worlds and see it as archeologists.
The hero of the book, Golan Trevize. He’s such a complete character and described so well
Change the narrator, or ask him to do it again. I felt Mr. McKeever wasn’t very well at the time he did the recording. Hopefully it can be re-recorded.
Since I didn’t read any Wikipedia entries before each book, I enoyed very much every parts of the story and how it ended.
I have requested a refund. The narration was horrible. Bring Scott Brick back. I also recommend Roy Dotrice. He is one of the best.
He is slow, mechanical, and shows no emotion in his reading. Where was Scott Brick?
The story itself does wrap up the foundation series quite nicely, and it is a fun overall story, but it's severely lacking in Asimovs other books that sport multiple perspectives. Worst of all, the reader makes every scene feel like it's being read by a robot, so when a character has a panicked moment it sounds no different then them asking for the salt. Re-record this book please, it's a terrible way to end the foundation series.
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