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Foundation
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(4.2 based on 6298 ratings)
  • 1

    Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2411)
    Performance
    (1743)
    Story
    (1769)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic

    Asimov is superb, particularly when one considers that he started writing this series in the early 1950s. As a result it reads and sounds like the per..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2010 by Alexander T. McMahon (Silicon Valley, CA)
  • 2

    Foundation and Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1250)
    Performance
    (876)
    Story
    (883)

    The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

    Lynwood says: "Masterpiece"
    Masterpiece

    Books in the original Foundation trilogy need no introduction; they have stood the test of time and are broadly accepted as some of the greatest maste..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2012 by Lynwood (Saint George, SC, United States)
  • 3

    Second Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Overall
    (1110)
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    (779)
    Story
    (785)

    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.

    Shukhrat says: "Culmination point"
    Culmination point

    This is third book of trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation). Of course, it is culmination point and Issaac Asimov is a master..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 24 2011 by Shukhrat (Martinez, GA, United States)
  • 4

    Foundation's Edge

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Overall
    (441)
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    (406)
    Story
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    At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian - set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose.

    chris says: "Enjoyed it as much as the original trilogy"
    Enjoyed it as much as the original trilogy

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 16 2012 by chris (Eden Prairie, MN, United States)
  • 5

    Foundation and Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
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    Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.

    Jerry says: "Please please re-record with Scott Brick!!"
    Please please re-record with Scott Brick!!

    I read the series long ago an enjoyed re-visiting it agai an audible. All was going well, until this book. Like nearly every review I've seen I say th..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2012 by Jerry (Lake Oswego, OR, United States)
  • 6

    Prelude to Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (379)

    It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.

    Svenghali says: "Trantor, capital of a galactic empire!"
    Trantor, capital of a galactic empire!

    In the 1950’s and 1960’s the “big three” of Science Fiction were Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke and Robert Heinlein, all three are required reading for..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 09 2012 by Svenghali (Upstate NY)
  • 7

    Forward the Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (269)

    A stunning testament to his creative genius. Forward The Foundation is a the saga's dramatic climax - the story Asimov fans have been waiting for. An exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense, Forward The Foundation brings to vivid life Asimov's best loved characters: hero Hari Seldon, who struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory to ensure the survival of humanity; Cleon II, the vain and crafty emperor of the Galactic Empire.

    Christine says: "Love the story. Can't stand the narrator!"
    Love the story. Can't stand the narrator!

    Vintage Asimov bringing to a conclusion his tying up of the origins of the Foundation series. I liked absolutely least the dreadful narration. The nar..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 14 2012 by Christine (Austin, TX, United States)