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At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they return to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all - and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge.

Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian-set out in search of the mythical planet Earth.... and proof that the Second Foundation still exists.

Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final shocking destiny at the very end of the universe!

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)2011 Random House

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  • paul
  • TUCSON, AZ, United States
  • 02-14-12

well done...wish scott did the final book also

This was a good listen...too bad the next book in the series: 'foundation and earth'- it was great book---the climax the foundation series...but what a brutal listen. Scott Brick did a fine job with other foundation books, and he should've did the final book also.

I have listened to much of the Dune series also...all very good esp 'Dune.'
Scott Brick did much of it also, and was good. Simon Vance as the narrator in 'Dune' is a real treat-- he is probably one of my favorites...in any of his narrations.

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  • Jeff
  • Arlington, VA
  • 08-03-16

Best of the series so far

Having already listened to the original trilogy, I can appreciate why the series is so popular and the works overall heralded for their greatness and impact on science fiction and society.

I feel that this book exceeds the original trilogy, and hits even closer to modern times with its themes and plot points. The fundamental decision at the end of the novel is one that reaches far beyond the pages of the book, and touches on the meaning of our existence itself.

I can't wait to continue the story! It is a shame it ends after the next book, before reaching the allotted 1,000 years of the Seldon Plan

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Best one yet

This is a triumph of the Foundation series. After a few weaker volumes, I am finally happy to have stuck with it. This story starts to tie up the series. I look forward to finishing the next story.

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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 have never guessed it. The book doesn't miss a beat and feels consistent with the previous 3. I really enjoyed it. It was as good as the originals and in some ways better. The narrgator is top notch. It's a good mystery and kept me totally engaged. I was a little disappointed how it ended. Not that it was poorly done. It just sort of waterdowns the importance of the 2 foundations. But it was still interesting and well done. Looking forward to the next book. Sadly, it has a different narrator.

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Loved it.

Would you listen to Foundation's Edge again? Why?

Sure. It is the second time I have read or listen to it, because it is a great story.

What other book might you compare Foundation's Edge to and why?

There is a similar scope like the Dune series, but with a more specific edge to it. Where Dune and Foundation deal with galaxy wide issue, area, and history. Foundation does it in the context of a few characters, but Dune is multi-character. Love em both.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes and he is always great.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Treves makes his choice for Galaxia.

Any additional comments?

none

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Foundation books as a group are outstanding

Would you consider the audio edition of Foundation's Edge to be better than the print version?

No. Reading lets the mind run wild where audio tells delivers the book in a way that lets you enjoy the book but as the reader tells it.

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exciting story, well performed

exciting story, well performed. it may start a little slow but really picks up towards the end. the last 6 hours felt like only 1

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Yup..Asimov stepping it up!

Great continuation of an epic story! Check it out for sure. Connections are made that blow the mind!


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Asimov: Entertaining Genius

Foundation took a while to get going and dragged during earlier parts. this book it picks up. golan is my favorite space hero.

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Great book, 'not the biggest fan of Scott Brick.

The narrator always sounds like he's reading the same book, I prefer a little more range.