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Author: Isaac Asimov Narrator: Larry McKeever Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Series:The Foundation Series Release Date: October 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307967756

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The fifth novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series Golan Trevize, former Councilman of the First Foundation, has chosen the future, and it is Gaia. A superorganism, Gaia is a holistic planet with a common consciousness so intensely united that every dewdrop, every pebble, every being, can speak for all—and feel for all. It is a realm in which privacy is not only undesirable, it is incomprehensible. But is it the right choice for the destiny of mankind? While Trevize feels it is, that is not enough. He must know. Trevize believes the answer lies at the site of humanity’s roots: fabled Earth . . . if it still exists. For no one is sure where the planet of Gaia’s first settlers is to be found in the immense wilderness of the Galaxy. Nor can anyone explain why no record of Earth has been preserved, no mention of it made anywhere in Gaia’s vast world-memory. It is an enigma Trevize is determined to resolve, and a quest he is determined to undertake, at any cost.

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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Narration Rating: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The story is excellent, the narrator however; leaves much to be desired. He is monotonic to an extreme. There is no feeling or emotions of any kind conveyed. It makes it a challenge to listen to this book. "

    - Ron, 11/18/2016
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoyed the earlier foundation books a little bit more. I also found the ending a little bit of a let down and it really left you hanging. But the book was a great exploration of the tension that exists between individualism and collectivism. The funny part of this series was the technology that Asimov "dreamed" up for his universe. He did a really good job of not getting too wacky on the science (Asimov was a scientist after all). All in all it was an enjoyable read. "

    - Jeff, 2/19/2014
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    " Blijft in zijn genre heerlijke SF schrijven "

    - Sven, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another enjoyable read from the Foundation series. The book describes the adventures of a trio of characters we met in the previous book. Their journey in search of Earth takes them to several worlds, many unlike any they've seen before. Their visits brings about healthy discussion on the nature of humanity and the best future for the Galaxy. The book ties up many loose ends and delves into the history and motivations that brought about the state of the Galaxy and the events that triggered the first book. I look forward to reading the prequels. "

    - Sam, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this one far more than the last, although the bickering between Trevize and Bliss was tiresome. Overall, a good ending to a series that lasted 35 years. "

    - Louise, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Final book of the series. Fantasic as all of them were. If you don't read this, you're gay. "

    - Adrian, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So, this series won the Hugo Award for Best All Time Series the only year the award was given out before the series was even finished! While I don't agree with choosing favorites, this series has seriously grown on me. Not only because it spans a wide range of time, characters and space, but because it really shows the journey of one man and his writing. The most striking part about this series is the way Asimov's writing becomes tighter, more efficient, evocative and emotional. From a series of scattered vignettes featuring almost interchangeable names and heroes merely meant to illustrate the story of the Foundation from a specific viewpoint, to the last two novels where the cast of characters narrows and expands. We finally "come home" to earth and to characters we can actually care about and have some stake in. To me, that is the most amazing feat, the growth of the author. Of course, he had to throw the robots in there somewhere, because if there is one thing I've learned about Asimov by reading these stories, is that he was obsessed with robots. "

    - Trickey, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Please see my blurb for Asimov's "Foundation." "

    - Bill, 1/19/2014
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    " good but a little drug out... "

    - Stacey, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Book 6 of the Foundation Series "

    - Keith, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " stuff is finaly winding down this was a great serise i cant wait too see how it ends "

    - Chappy, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov (1987) "

    - Drew, 8/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Time for me to move on from this series. The further I go the less I care. "

    - Adam, 6/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My favourite of the series, and also could easily stand alone and would be just as good. "

    - Jamie, 3/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " best book in the Foundation cycle - it all makes sens ein the END!! "

    - Raluca, 3/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the best in the series and gives a nice end to tie up an intriguing mystery. "

    - Me, 1/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Incredible book! It had just the perfect mixture of intelligence, action, and romance. "

    - Marina, 1/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A little to long but not half bad! "

    - Aner, 10/31/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Solid progression of the main thread that holds the series together. "

    - Danny, 8/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Quite a thrilling conclusion to the Foundation question. "

    - DDog, 3/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was entertaining, but the ending was weak and disappointing. Doesn't really wrap things up at all. It would be interesting to see a new writer take up the storyline and finish it. "

    - Bryan, 11/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Rispetto alla trilogia della Fondazione questo volume è un po' lento e si sente troppo lo schema narrativo. In ogni caso molto bello: Trevize è un personaggio simpatico ma Pelorat è assolutamente adorabile. "

    - Roberta, 10/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A detective story set in the Foundation universe. Explores many unique and truly interesting concepts for how a human society might evolve if isolated for thousands of years. Also contains many discussions about a fascinating idea/choice introduced at the end of Foundation's Edge. "

    - Jihad, 9/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not bad, although it seemed that the storyline dragged a bit too much through the middle of the book. In any case, good ending. "

    - Vabeytua, 8/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I was not thrilled with the culmination of what is one of the greatest science-fiction sagas ever. "

    - David, 7/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Such a strong ending to the series. "

    - Haly, 7/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wish there had been another in this series! So we could get to know Galaxia... "

    - Becky, 7/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Bastante genial!Inesperado lo del final, no tenia idea de que cosa exactamente era lo que encontrarian. "

    - Athanark, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Mixes robots and foundation universe, but it's very slow and irritating "

    - Pablo, 4/29/2011

About the Author

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.