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Second Foundation Audiobook

Second Foundation

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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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    Joel Alexander Irvine, CA 05-10-16
    Joel Alexander Irvine, CA 05-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The first two are much better"

    The first two books in the series are much better. This whole book could be condensed it half its current length, and nothing of importance would be lost. Not bad, but it's made me hesitant to continue the series.

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    Jack 04-06-16
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    "Phenomenal"

    A superb finale! Easily the best book in the trilogy, and the narrator kills it.

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    E. Scott 03-01-16
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    "The series unravels"

    Heavy on exposition and unnecessary background. The series sort of loses its cohesion here.

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    Robert Long Island City, New York, United States 01-17-16
    Robert Long Island City, New York, United States 01-17-16 Member Since 2014

    SciFi crazy! Geek! Love my dog, Dylan! Was never a good reader, then I discovered Audible and topics that interested me. Generally SciFi, b

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    "Foundatin Continues."

    I'm still hooked on the series.

    The narration continues to be good.

    By book 3, I think I want the story to wine down at this point.

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    Kiwi Gee New Zealand 10-19-15
    Kiwi Gee New Zealand 10-19-15

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    "Don't bother"

    The story could have fit in one book. Lots of fluff in this one. If you were not enthralled by the first then methinks not much point in the rest. The second was disappointingly short on story. This one continues the trend. I place it up there somewhere around second rate police mystery TV shows. Find something more meaningful to do.

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    Ted W 09-27-15
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    "Wow."

    Wow. I have no idea how I missed this most epic, ORIGINAL story. Everything since has references to this tale.

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    Deep Reader 08-02-15
    Deep Reader 08-02-15

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

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    "The other guys"

    This third book in the series is less memorable than the previous two, and seems to introduce new elements that left me a little disgruntled and confused. If the aim was to have the reader feel like an old man facing new technologies, I think it succeeds in its task.

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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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