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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (145,417 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Isaac Asimov Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Foundation Series Release Date:
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One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. 

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand 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 future 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. And mankind’s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves—or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edward | 2/18/2014

    " I am on a bit of a science fiction binge. I read recently that the Foundation Trilogy was rated the best sic fi/fantasy series ever so I determined to read it. This was read by Scott Brick who is an excellent narrator and brought this first book of the Trilogy alive. I will now listen to the next two. The real life analogies portrayed in this book were terrific and really made me think that some of the world's problems over time may have been able to be solved without the horrific wars humans have perpetrated upon one another. If only we could bring science fiction to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen Fillingham | 2/10/2014

    " read and re read the original edition more than ones and doubtless i will again :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Testy McTesterson | 1/29/2014

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff | 1/24/2014

    " Asimov's Foundation is a brilliant classic that was the basis for modern day science fiction stories. Masterfully blending political intrigue, religious dogma, and human drama with a futuristic background, Asimov creates not only distant worlds, but entire civilizations that rise and fall in stories that spans generations. With this book it's easy to see how he influenced other sci-fi giants in literature and film decades later. "

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