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Second Foundation Audiobook

Second Foundation

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed, before it destroys them.
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long.

After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins, destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first timebut now he is certain he knows where it lies.

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed, before it destroys them.

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

©1991 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

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    Alan Mellerick 07-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series"

    This was the third book in the series I've listened too; all read by Scot Brick who is a very engaging narrator. Highly recommended.

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    Steve Evans 05-28-15
    Steve Evans 05-28-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great ending!"

    Always keeps me guessing in this one. Can you figure it out before the reveal?

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    Jeff Arlington, VA 05-01-15
    Jeff Arlington, VA 05-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great end to the first trilogy"

    I enjoyed this novel the most of the first three. The intrigue and mystery was fun to explore and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I am already looking forward to the next novel

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    Sarah 04-14-15
    Sarah 04-14-15
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    "Incredible must read sci-if"

    If you're a sci-fi person, then The Foundation Trilogy is a must-read. It's really just classic. I'd definitely recommend going in order through, so if you're looking at Second Foundation, then you've probably already read/listened to the first two and don't need me to tell you that...

    The reader is great and has a wonderful voice, though for some reason the recording sometimes gets a little quieter, which is a tad annoying. Overall though, I'd say it's a fantastic reading.

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    Bill Boling Lynden, WA USA 03-17-15
    Bill Boling Lynden, WA USA 03-17-15 Member Since 2014

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    "best book series, Issac was a visionaire"

    not much more to say other just do not read the first three foundation books. you need to read all of the robot series and the additional foundation books as well.

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    Andre 03-07-15
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    "Twist after twist after twist"

    Amazing Amazing amazing the narration and sorry are both so brilliant. Get this audiobook now

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    Dave Davis Illinois USA 01-27-15
    Dave Davis Illinois USA 01-27-15 Member Since 2010

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    "It's out there..."

    Loved this book! Scott Brick is the best! I wish that he read all the books in this series.

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    Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX 01-12-15
    Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX 01-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Enthralled"

    Asimov is the king of SF. Hearing the unabridged book is wonderful. Scott Brick does a great job with the voices of the characters

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    Josh 12-29-14
    Josh 12-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "wonderful once again"

    each one better than the last. my third reading of the series. and not my last

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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 08-13-14
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 08-13-14 Member Since 2012

    I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.

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    Where does Second Foundation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I consider The Foundation Series, as done by Audible to be one of the best done by Audible. Excellent work on a classic series.


    What other book might you compare Second Foundation to and why?

    The Foundation is similiar in scope to the Dune Series. At the time this was very groundbreaking, a created universe with its own rules.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Every character is done with Scott's typical panache. He lends an aura of dramatic importance to the text that I greatly appreciate.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Read books, movies are never as good.


    Any additional comments?

    Well Done audible.

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