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!
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If Asimov wasn't so great a writer, he might have made a good philosopher, psychologist, or sociologist. He delves into some very deep issues concerning free will, dependency, individuality, consciousness, and others. Unfortunately, he leaves out the possibility of the existence of God. Still, his books are among my favorites, and this one is well narrated. After this one, be sure to get Foundation and Earth!
Another awesome addition to the Foundation series. Scott Brick is an incredible narrator, better than any I've ever heard. It's now hard to listen to audiobooks narrated by anybody but Brick. He really fills the text with emotion and embodies each character in their own unique ways.
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Isaac Asimov was a genius author. I highly recommend this book after the trilogy, very entertaining in the second half.
As others from Mr Asimov, this book held my attention with a thought provoking lesson far ahead of its time.
The first 3 foundation books were, at times, a little tedious and boring. The robot series was much more entertaining. The reason for this? Asimov simply became a better writer with age.
Now, he has returned to the Foundation series with this better writing style and produced a very good book that will keep you entertained and trying to guess what will happen next from cover to cover. Of the 4 Foundation books I've read so far, this is by far the best and I recommend it to anyone who has read the first 3 novels.
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