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Foundation's Edge Audiobook

Foundation's Edge

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At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they return to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all - and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge.

Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian-set out in search of the mythical planet Earth.... and proof that the Second Foundation still exists.

Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final shocking destiny at the very end of the universe!

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

©1982 Isaac Asimov (P)2011 Random House

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    paul TUCSON, AZ, United States 02-14-12
    paul TUCSON, AZ, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2013
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    "well done...wish scott did the final book also"

    This was a good listen...too bad the next book in the series: 'foundation and earth'- it was great book---the climax the foundation series...but what a brutal listen. Scott Brick did a fine job with other foundation books, and he should've did the final book also.

    I have listened to much of the Dune series also...all very good esp 'Dune.'
    Scott Brick did much of it also, and was good. Simon Vance as the narrator in 'Dune' is a real treat-- he is probably one of my favorites...in any of his narrations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deep Reader 08-06-15
    Deep Reader 08-06-15

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Best one yet"

    This is a triumph of the Foundation series. After a few weaker volumes, I am finally happy to have stuck with it. This story starts to tie up the series. I look forward to finishing the next story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Gamer 11-16-12
    Chris Gamer 11-16-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed it as much as the original trilogy"

    I was worried to listen to this book, realizing it was written like 30 years after the first 3. But if I had not known that fact before hand, I would have never guessed it. The book doesn't miss a beat and feels consistent with the previous 3. I really enjoyed it. It was as good as the originals and in some ways better. The narrgator is top notch. It's a good mystery and kept me totally engaged. I was a little disappointed how it ended. Not that it was poorly done. It just sort of waterdowns the importance of the 2 foundations. But it was still interesting and well done. Looking forward to the next book. Sadly, it has a different narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coy Siddall Vilonia, Arkansas , US 09-17-12
    Coy Siddall Vilonia, Arkansas , US 09-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it."
    Would you listen to Foundation's Edge again? Why?

    Sure. It is the second time I have read or listen to it, because it is a great story.


    What other book might you compare Foundation's Edge to and why?

    There is a similar scope like the Dune series, but with a more specific edge to it. Where Dune and Foundation deal with galaxy wide issue, area, and history. Foundation does it in the context of a few characters, but Dune is multi-character. Love em both.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and he is always great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Treves makes his choice for Galaxia.


    Any additional comments?

    none

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stanley J. Cash SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 02-20-12
    Stanley J. Cash SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 02-20-12
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    "Foundation books as a group are outstanding"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Foundation's Edge to be better than the print version?

    No. Reading lets the mind run wild where audio tells delivers the book in a way that lets you enjoy the book but as the reader tells it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Arlington, VA 08-03-16
    Jeff Arlington, VA 08-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best of the series so far"

    Having already listened to the original trilogy, I can appreciate why the series is so popular and the works overall heralded for their greatness and impact on science fiction and society.

    I feel that this book exceeds the original trilogy, and hits even closer to modern times with its themes and plot points. The fundamental decision at the end of the novel is one that reaches far beyond the pages of the book, and touches on the meaning of our existence itself.

    I can't wait to continue the story! It is a shame it ends after the next book, before reaching the allotted 1,000 years of the Seldon Plan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brendon 07-30-16
    Brendon 07-30-16 Member Since 2003
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    "The reader is unimaginably awful."

    The narrator could have profitably been replaced by a computer generated voice. The delivery was flat, emotionless and had a cadence that disrupted the dialog.

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    Shawn Pauliszyn 07-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    love Foundation series, Asimov and Scott Brick. Good performance as always from Scott. Asimov had a good connection between all his novels

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    Hannah McCallum 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "enjoyed, love Asimov!"

    Asimov is really good at creating an engaging story and the narrator brought his writers to life very well.

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    Justin H Haynes 05-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My first read of this classic. "

    Timeless. Dated in some ways but still timeless in its themes. many science fiction books after this series can in some way claim this as an ancestor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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