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    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.

    ©1982 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

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    • Global
      4 out of 5 stars
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    Good narrator, but too even in dialogues

    I wish Scott Brick would use his dramatic talent to differentiate characters during dialogues to make clearer when there is a transition.

    • Global
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    Very good performance and excellent book

    The book is a very good one, the only thing that could improve the performance is to find a way to make more obvious the character that is currently speaking in a conversation, I would sometimes(1-2 times during the entire book) get confused and misunderstand the plot. Thanks Scott Brick.

    • Global
      2 out of 5 stars
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    Very simple unimpressive story

    Maybe I'm too picky but this was a rather dull book. I still finished it easily because it kept me interested but I was disappointed at the end because I did not really felt like getting somewhere. I was expecting to be amazed by this classic. I think the hype is due to the popularity at the time it was published but not for it's value today. Not bad but not good either.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Sandy McMahon
    • 17/08/2010

    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 period. For all that, this is a great classic and Scott Brick is an excellent reader. The story and cast of characters is much more complex than the average novel. I found that a 2nd listen not only made everything clearer, but was even more enjoyable than the first.

    A few reviewers comment on dropped sentences. It helps to have access to the printed version. Chapters are frequently introduced with excerpts of the fictitious Encyclopedia Galactica, and these excerpts are - in both the print and Audible version - often dropped mid-sentence. This is Asimov.

    Highly recommended for any SciFi fan.

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    • Global
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    • Sarah
    • 11/07/2011

    In spite of its flaws, I couldn't put it down.

    This is a work of creative genius. The plot is intricate and compelling, breath-taking in its scope, and wildy imaginative. The characters aren't terribly well-developed, and the dialogue is sometimes cheesy, but that almost doesn't matter because my focus was drawn, again and again, to the "big picture". As soon as I think I've lost interest, Asimov drops a bombshell plot twist, and I'm back. Fantastic.

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    • Roger Lee
    • 07/04/2013

    An unabridged classic but "Psychologist?!!"

    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed listening to this. It was one of the first major works of SciFi that I ever read.

    Any additional comments?

    Why on earth did the word "psychohistory" (and all derivatives thereof) become "psychology?" Where in the book they talk about psychohistorians, they talk about psychologists in the audiobook. What happened? Did the word get globally replaced by a spellchecker in the final copy of the script?

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    • Global
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    • J. Scotty Parker
    • 29/11/2011

    An old friend revisited

    I first read Asimov's original Foundation Triology Back in the early 60's. Later, as he added volumes to the Foundation series, I would grab up every Foundation book as they came out, ending with Foundation and Earth in 1986. I have always recommended Asimov to friends and acquaintances as a "classic" to be be read by all Sci-Fi fans.
    A few months ago, I noticed "Prelude to Foundation" when browsing through Audible to find my next "listen." I also decided to download the rest of the series so I could go through it all again in sequential order.
    Quite obviously, I had no doubt about Asimov as I've have been a reader of his for over 50 years now. I was quite impressed with the reader and also very impressed that he seems to be the reader for all books in the series so we gain the continuity of the presentation.
    I just cannot recommend the Foundation stories highly enough. Again, a classic and so very well performed by Scott Brick.
    One word of caution to readers/listeners to Asimove's style. There are times it seems, in all his writing that he begins to edge into a tangent of over description whether it be a personality, an event, or just a segment of the story. DO NOT let this cause dismay and do not allow yourself to drift, waiting for the dialog to pick up. It is all so important to end up with a genuine undersstanding of the story. All will come true to your expectations.
    I know this review is on the first book written (Foundation) but I cannot help but speak of the entire works. Asimov is timeless. The reader, superb. Do yourself a favor and commit to the entire works of Foundation. When you're done, you'll want to pursue the Robot books as well as the Empire books. Asimove wrote much and in the end you'll wish he wrote more.

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      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Jerry D. Miller
    • 17/03/2013

    Not unabridged

    What did you love best about Foundation?

    It is a story that has many elements we could learn from today.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The Characters

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    no comment

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no

    Any additional comments?

    the background music was distracting, the narrative was ABRIDGED as I have read the book itself many times and a lot was left out of the narrative.

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    • Jeffrey Ochoa
    • 05/11/2018

    Couldn't get through the narration.

    Could not stand the narrator. Unfortunate - I've heard good things about this book, but I couldn't get through it.

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    • Rob Hahn
    • 29/01/2012

    Great story - terrible and distracting narration

    What made the experience of listening to Foundation the most enjoyable?

    Fast plotting, lots of twists, and cool use of

    How could the performance have been better?

    For the first time in years I had to turn off the ipod and buy a hard copy of the book so I could finish this great story. The narrator, Scott Brick, voiced all the characters with such a snarky, arrogant persona that it highly distracted from the plot. Sometimes I couldn't even follow the dialog because I was wondering why two characters would be talking to each other in such condescending tones.

    I can't understand why this guy is such a popular narrator. I won't buy another audible title if he's doing the reading!

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • James C
    • 04/07/2010

    Great book and narration

    I'm almost finished with the book and I have found no problems with the narration or editing. I can see what other people mean about it being a bit difficult to keep track of all the characters and figure out who is talking, but keep in mind (for those like myself who are new to the Foundation series) that the book moves from epoch to epoch, with each story having a manageable number of characters. I also agree that the narrator (Scott Brick) doesn't do the best job I've heard him do of distinguishing between characters, but it's really not bad.

    On the content side, I'm a fan of many Star Wars books and a few others by authors like Kevin J Anderson and Timothy Zahn but had never read much of Asimov. I'm already hooked and looking forward to the rest of the books in this immense series.

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    • Phil
    • 08/08/2020

    Don’t bother unless you’re a sci-fi history buff

    This was my first Isaac Asimov. It seemed to be one of his most acclaimed works which is why I wanted to hear it. Listened at 1.6x speed. I guess that it’s generally true most sci-fi ages badly and this is a good example. Set 12000 years in the future where civilization has spread throughout the galaxy yet they are writing a book on paper and the kind of money most people care about is gold coins. They’re supposed to be writing an encyclopedia about the entire history of mankind but they’ve forgotten the human race started on earth. They have atomic power plants that explode like atomic bombs, atomic spaceships, atomic shields and atomic ray guns. Technology has not advanced much since the 1950s. The plot about a collapsing empire is nothing extraordinary nor even interesting in 2020, given current world events. Time in the book passes so fast that new characters appear and then die of old age a couple of chapters later. You don’t even have a chance to get emotionally attached to them. Maybe this was the first of its kind when it first came out, but unless you have some special appreciation for this fact, there’s nothing for you in this book if you’ve read any modern sci-fi.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Shukhrat
    • 11/11/2010

    Marvelous

    Foundation series was my favorite reading of childhood, I have read it many time. Just wanted to check if I would enjoy listening. Yes, it was fun to listen. But I feel that I would not understand some sophisticated details if I would not knew almost by heart what would be next, I believe that for the best result, this book should be read and listened to.

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    • Eric B
    • 24/09/2018

    etwas veraltet

    Dieses Buch ist schon etwas veraltet, die Zukunft hier ist lustig, ohne Rechner, mit Bandaufnahmen und atomischen handwaffen und kaum eine weibliche Figur. Jedoch gibts da viele interessanten Ideen und Konzepte von Politik, Religion, Psychologie, Wirtschaft und weiter, und ist erzählt in einer sehr ehrgeizigen Art und Weise.

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    • Global
      4 out of 5 stars
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    • baldurslayer
    • 04/12/2010

    ordentlicher Auftakt zu einem Scifi Juwel

    ordentlich gesprochen - manchmal sind aber die verschiedenen Personen von Scott Brick nicht unterschiedlich genug herausgearbeitet.

    Die Geschichte an sich ist ein absoluter Klassiker des Genres, wer aber eine actionreiche Geschichte sucht wird hier nicht fündig

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    • IMHO
    • 27/03/2019

    I was entertained

    Good enough story, entertaining, not overloaded, captures attention. Pleasant narration. I can recommend this audiobook.

    • Global
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    • M.T.
    • 29/01/2019

    Written 1951 and still not old

    Impressive work - still not outdated. this is what many sci-fi books and movies aspire to be, but few can manage (I'm looking at you, George Lukas). The only small downside to the Foundation series, which I also wrote after the second book (writing this review after also finishing that one) is that the conversations between the characters when they argue tend to be slightly pretentious and overly 'academic', therefore less realistic than the "science" covered in the books :)

    • Global
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    • Karl-Heinz Brunner
    • 01/12/2018

    Immer wieder großartig

    Eines meiner Lieblingsbücher seit meiner Jugend. Mehrfach gelesen und auch als Hörbuch klasse. Eines der Bücher, die jeder SF-Fan kennen sollte und auch für geschichtlich Interessierte empfehlenswert (Aufstieg und Fall des Römischen Reiches).

    • Global
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    • Kindle-Kunde
    • 13/10/2016

    Another peer deep into Humankind

    No wonder this has been deemed as (one of) his masterpiece. Once again Asimov's insight on humans gives rise to pure bewilderment.

    ... do not expect much from the side of gender equality, though. It was written in the 50s.

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    • Global
      1 out of 5 stars
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    • Paul
    • 09/03/2013

    All politics?

    This is my first Asimov and I was expecting science fiction. But after 5 hours of only politics I gave up. Perhaps it was the wrong Asimov to start with judging by all the fans he has. However, I can hear the geek/nerd all the way through trying to create imaginary worlds. Politicians making lofty speeches are not very entertaining. It's also interesting with today's Internet that people are still using pens and writing encyclopedias in the future.

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