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Foundation Audiobook

Foundation

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Publisher's Summary

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. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun or fight them and be destroyed.

Please note: The text of this book includes some passages that begin or end in mid-sentence. This is intentional by the author.

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

©1982 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

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    Thearse 07-30-16
    Thearse 07-30-16
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    "Asimov and Brick, a perfect combo!"

    I love listening to Scott Brick! Scott Brick and a great Asimov story too boot ... I am in heaven! The story moves quickly so pay attention or you'll be replaying repeatedly.

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    John G Bailey Bettendorf, IA, US 07-30-16
    John G Bailey Bettendorf, IA, US 07-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "read it before, Listening made it totally new!"

    Scott brick made the book fantastic.and worth the time to enjoy its majesty once again

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    Justin 07-29-16
    Justin 07-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Dickens in Space"

    a long-burning work of massive scale. Character development falls short, but universe-building is strong. uniquely, the development is of time, not of details.

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    JCS 07-25-16
    JCS 07-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "LISTENING AND/OR READING ON PAR"

    This book was just as good to hear as it was to read. To those who do not have the time to read it, I heartily recommend listening to it.

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    Dennison 07-15-16
    Dennison 07-15-16
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    "Disappointing reading"

    Was really looking forward to this audiobook unfortunately the uninspired performance turned me off. The lack of voice acting for such a fantastic setting made the plot difficult to follow. I am returning this for a refund.

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    HW 07-04-16
    HW 07-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story but"

    This was a interesting story but there were two issues
    one was that the audio weas clipped off at times. Almost like it was a voice activated recording, so occasionally it would clip off words at the beginning or end of sentences.

    The second issue was that the reader did not alter his voice so if there was a conversion between two characters, you could not tell who was talking because they sound the same.

    Otherwise it was a fascinating story that seemed to end too soon.

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    John 06-23-16
    John 06-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "GREAT!"

    this book is the best sci-fi novel I have ever read. these are extra words to meet the 20 word minimum

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    Azat Sultanov Moscow 06-19-16
    Azat Sultanov Moscow 06-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Not my cup of tea"

    A bit too much political for my taste. Also what I didnt like is the fact that it cinsists of three stories with different characters. Things progress too quickly. Next chapter is 80 years ahead and I didn't get that first.

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    Adam Smith Prairieville, LA 06-14-16
    Adam Smith Prairieville, LA 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sets the stage for the rest of the series"

    I enjoyed this book, but really not as much as the robot series. I think the problem is the time scale and the lack of identification with the characters. While I do appreciate the brilliance of Seldon, I still felt emotionally distant from the characters. The drama of the book is in the political sphere. With great foersight, the foundation will last well into the future. It was interesting merely in the political sense, and in the historical sense.

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    RMac89 06-13-16
    RMac89 06-13-16
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    "A good read"

    Isaac Asimov is an author that was recommended to me by my mentor and great family friend. I enjoyed listening to this book because of the outstanding way it was written.

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