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):
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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.
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
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.
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.
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
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.
iamanerd in Lynden
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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