Forward the Foundation : Foundation

  • by Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by Larry McKeever
  • Series: Foundation
  • 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Love the story. Can't stand the narrator!

What did you like best about Forward the Foundation? What did you like least?

Vintage Asimov bringing to a conclusion his tying up of the origins of the Foundation series. I liked absolutely least the dreadful narration. The narrator didn't seem to actually understand the dialog that he was reading and it came across incredibly stilted and lifeless.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Forward the Foundation?

Another one of the cool stings that occur in many of the Foundation stories.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

If I wasn't a die-hard Asimov fan I wouldn't have listened past the first 5 minutes. He simply read in a wooden fashion. No sense of timing or emphasis.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably but there's little chance of that happening

Any additional comments?

Get Scott Brick to read Forward and Edge so we have the entire series read consistently

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- Christine

Poor naration.

If you could sum up Forward the Foundation in three words, what would they be?

This book is a must for one who wants to follow the Foundation series in the correct order.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Forward the Foundation?

Learning about Demerzal.

Would you be willing to try another one of Larry McKeever’s performances?

Never. He reads too slow and over pronounces his words. Too much of a gap in his reading. That's why it took 13 discs insted of 12 to record. Please have Scott Brick re-record this title. He set the precedent for the rest of the books to follow, as far as reading is concerned. For example Scott Brick puts the acent on the second syllable of the robot's name- Di - MER - sal. Larry McKeever changed the whjole thing by saying: DEM - er - sal.
The pronunciations started in the first book should be carried on throughout the whole series.

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

Not with McKeever's would take too long, and I do need to sleep sometime.

Any additional comments?

Yes, have Scott Brick do the whole series. I really enjoy listening to him. I enjoyed him in Prelude to the Foundation and I'm happy to see that he has done some of the others.

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- Walter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio