The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.
Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire, still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire's glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.
But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule, a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets, a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave.
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I have listened to Scott Brick narrate other works and he has never disappointed! This is one of my favorite series and he just makes it all the more brilliant.
Isaac Asimov's books are always good and packed with detail, which I love. The details bring the characters alive and the story more imaginable. Unfortunately I was dragged through this one because I figured out the plot twist out immediately.
Scott brick is highly rated and indeed he is very expressive when reading this book. But somehow he puts me to sleep. The story is ok. I found Asimovs Robot series more interesting than this.
If you like Star Wars, you'll love the Foundation trilogy. I read it all (including prequels & sequels) twice when I was younger. I've always wanted to read them again, but don't have enough spare time these days. But I drive a lot, so now I listen in the car. Asimov packs so much plot into so little space, that his stories always entertain and never slow down. All sci-fi fans should either read or listen to the Foundation series.
SciFi crazy! Geek! Love my dog, Dylan! Was never a good reader, then I discovered Audible and topics that interested me. Generally SciFi, b
The Foundation story continues.
Its a terrific series so far.
Narration continues to be good.
"The Difficult Second Book"
Continuation, classic, compelling.
The denouement is the face off of the Foundation with the remains of the Galactic Empire, but it is handled so well, like any diplomatic crisis, people don't cry 'eureka' but change occurs imperceptibly, inevitably.
I've listened to the 3 'Foundation Saga' audiobooks and Scott was great in all of them. I think that sometimes the greatest accolade for a narrator is simply to go unnoticed. Too much or too little acting draws attention to itself.
It is certainly one I would listen to again, but it is a big chunk of time to do it all in one sitting.
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