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4.00007091695624 out of 54.00007091695624 out of 54.00007091695624 out of 54.00007091695624 out of 54.00007091695624 out of 5 4.00 (14,101 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Isaac Asimov Narrator: Larry McKeever Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Foundation Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780307970626
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bhalfers | 2/12/2016

    " Like the writing style. It's straight forward science fiction. Scifi like it's supposed to be "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy | 2/16/2014

    " I believe this is one of the last books Asimov ever wrote, and I originally read it at the same time as I was reading his autobiography. I feel that this is one of his most emotional books, and that, in killing Hari Seldon, he was coming to terms with his own death. This is a much different beast than the action packed "Prelude to Foundation," as it is the story of a man growing older and slowing down as the universe keeps pace and begins to pass him by. Hari struggles to solidify his science, thereby assuring his mark on the universe before succumbing to death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 2/5/2014

    " Better than the last book, but that one really sucked. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 2/4/2014

    " I used to like Asimov when I was a kid. This is one of his later books (the last?) in the foundation series. It was pretty bad. It just wasn't in any way believable. It was somehow a mockery of itself, in the way sequels sometimes are. All the new ideas and surprised were in the previous books, so now the continuations of those ideas are lifeless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Fitzgerald | 1/26/2014

    " Okay, maybe this is my favorite of the Foundation series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Utkarsh Anand | 1/20/2014

    " Seldon was around 30 years old when he first presented his theory of psychohistory at a conference in Trantor. 8 years later he still struggles to mathematically establish the concepts of psychohistory (in fact the struggle practically goes on till the end of his life). En-route to building a tool for predicting future, he faces many crises, and loses many of his close friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Konrad | 1/12/2014

    " Asimov has some interesting insight on what we can do with our predictions about the future. While the rest might not be that great, definately a good read as far as science and futurology are concerned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lmhill2 | 1/9/2014

    " Read this after Prelude. Not as good, but entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles McGonigal | 1/1/2014

    " It's a little sad that the last entry in this amazing series added so little. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 12/31/2013

    " More stories of the rise of Hari Seldon. I didn't feel that this story really needed to be told, as it didn't really add much to the entire mythos. Can probably be skipped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Day | 12/27/2013

    " The best SF series ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 12/8/2013

    " A bit meandering at times, but serves as a nice prequel for the greater Foundation stories. It's also one of the most touching descriptions of the emotions one feels as they grow into old age. A nice way to thematically finish the Foundation series/ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J.R. | 11/25/2013

    " One of the follow-up novels written 30 some years later after Asimov's 9 educational books & it shows. This was stale cake. I had to wash it down with a Berserker novel to get the aftertaste from my brain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Hathaway | 11/25/2013

    " Not a review, just a note: This book #2, and a sequel, not the second prequel. There is only one prequel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 benebean | 10/17/2013

    " I doubt I'll ever finish reading this. It was ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerald | 8/21/2013

    " Gotta read 'em all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Weakley | 8/9/2013

    " It was a well done wrap of the life of a major character in the series. One of Asimov's best as far as human characters goes. I found the story a little rambling though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sente | 4/7/2013

    " Bueno, pero el anterior me parece mejor. A ver como sigue la saga... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena | 10/30/2012

    " Oh my gosh, this has got to be at least my 2nd fav of the whole series! Next to "Prelude to Foundation". The climaxes throughout the book were quite sad though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassi | 9/11/2012

    " It was fun to go back and see what happened to Seldon and the other characters we met in Prelude to Foundation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 3/22/2012

    " 4.0 to 4.5 stars. Excellent book and another good installment to the Foundation series. Not quite up to the level of the original trilogy, but still an excellent read. Recommended!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Owen Lindsell | 10/3/2011

    " I remember this being good. Asimov's books generally got better as he got older and this was the last he wrote before his death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 10/2/2011

    " A story of the events leading to the development of the Foundation and the efforts to predict the future.. It tells the life story of Hari Sheldon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 9/25/2011

    " A bit forced and pat in too many places, but then he was piecing together his Foundation canon. Still, it was more enjoyable than his earlier books, despite its shortcomings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 8/21/2011

    " It's a little sad that the last entry in this amazing series added so little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 8/14/2011

    " A resounding triumph, and a fit end to the Foundation saga. Just a great shame it was the last thing he ever wrote, his life sadly being cut short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 7/30/2011

    " The worst of Asimov's foundation novels (this one is the second prelude to Foundation) presents more backstory on Hari and Dors, but this is much more predictable and not nearly as interesting as the later novels. Disappointing but still worth reading for fans of the Foundation Series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/28/2011

    " after having the books for about 11-12 years,i finally finished the foundation series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pablo | 4/29/2011

    " Entertaining and intriguing, but only if you've read the other Foundation books before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 4/19/2011

    " A bit meandering at times, but serves as a nice prequel for the greater Foundation stories. It's also one of the most touching descriptions of the emotions one feels as they grow into old age. A nice way to thematically finish the Foundation series/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 3/20/2011

    " Better than the last book, but that one really sucked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was definitely one of the better Asimovs that I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 1/1/2011

    " It was a well done wrap of the life of a major character in the series. One of Asimov's best as far as human characters goes. I found the story a little rambling though. "

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About the Author
Author Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) was born in the Soviet Union and came to the United States in 1923. He earned his PhD in chemistry in 1948, and in 1958 became a full-time writer. His writings include the Foundation Trilogy; I, Robot; Tomorrow’s Children; and numerous works of nonfiction touching on a range of scientific topics. Among his accolades are six Hugo awards, a SFWA Grand Master Award, and high praise from such luminaries as Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene Roddenberry.

About the Narrator

Larry McKeever has narrated a number of audiobooks, including several by James A. Michener and Isaac Asimov.