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):
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I read perhaps 1 or 2 books a year before Audible. Now I listen to 1 or 2 books a month. I'm mostly listen to sci-fi, fantasy, and classics. I'm a software developer and tabletop game designer.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, it is a well read classic. Classic Asimov compelling story with complex questions to ponder while enjoying the continuing Foundation story.
Foundation, Foundation and Empire. Foundations Edge is second only to Foundation and Empire's storyline. Although Foundations Edge has a few more thought provoking ideas.
Read the characters with appropriate voice and style.
Individual vs collective.
While staying true to the Foundation trilogy this has the added benefit of tying in some of Asimov's other books. Just great!
It is a continuation of the Foundation story that combines Seldon's plan of "Psychohistory" with the underlying premise of robotics. Scott Brick reads well.
The decision to go to Gaia instead of Trantor
The Search for Earth
Sure. It is the second time I have read or listen to it, because it is a great story.
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.
Yes and he is always great.
When Treves makes his choice for Galaxia.
Long, Intersting, unexpexted
The other bookies in the series
Just enough voice "acting" to be able to tell the characters apart.
In several years perhaps. It's is a good listen, but not up to the original trilogy.
Always. One of my favorite authors.
No and no.
If it was like the first three novels, a collection of short stories that are linked.
Asimov destroyed the excellent web of stories that is the Foundation series.
Scott Brick is excellent as always.
The book seems to have been written under duress from the publisher, so Asimov decided to make certain the Foundation was destroyed.
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