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Jeremy Singhaseni

Richmond, VA
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  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,435

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit tedious

  • By Checkers on 03-30-17

Great Performance, Sluggish Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-17

It starts off fine and is certainly not a bad story but I felt it really began to drag towards the middle and by the end I was certainly well-ready to be done with it. Great concept mired by preachy repetitive aesops. The performance, however, by Rupert Degas I can say nothing bad about and I felt was very well done.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,377

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic

  • By Sandy McMahon on 08-17-10

Great Food For Thought From a Sci-fi Classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

The performance for the novel is very well done, the the characters aren't given much difference in style but the characters themselves seem to be almost more functionary in purpose than anything else so it isn't all that bothersome. The overall story is quite interesting and still provides many thought provoking ideas even after dozens have modeled their subsequent stories after this one. Interestingly, in my opinion, it's actually fairly low on the science aspect and could easily be fitted towards a broader genre with some search and replace terminology. Although it loses some of it's momentum towards the end, it was a very enjoyable experience that I very much recommend.