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Author: Isaac Asimov Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Foundation Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780307967732
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Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. With extraordinary vision they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women devoted to safeguarding humanity against an unyielding deluge of barbarism and warfare.

At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations has come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation have proved victorious; and now they return to Hari Seldon’s long-established plan to build a new Empire on the ruins of the old. But rumors persist that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all—and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge. Now two exiled citizens of the Foundation—a renegade Councilman and a doddering historian—set out in search of the mythical planet Earth . . . and proof that the Second Foundation still exists.

Meanwhile someone—or something—outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final, shocking destiny at the very end of the universe! 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 Devi | 2/16/2014

    " Nice that this one's a full-length novel, which I think I prefer to the original Foundation books. However, it's not the best of the series; while there's a mystery here, and it's good to learn more of the Second Foundation, I felt that the book dragged along to it's conclusion. Still it's worth reading if you like the other books. Also, this seems to be a fitting and satisfying (chronological) end to the Foundation series, even if there is one more book to go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 1/28/2014

    " Great book fantastic cover "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eddie | 1/22/2014

    " It's asimov, and it doesn't get any better = brilliant "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arithmomaniac | 1/5/2014

    " This is probably the best-written Foundation novel, with long, intricate plot threads and better-than-average characters (though that's not saying much.) Which made me all the more upset when the climax of the book ditched the themes - even the purpose - of the Foundation, in favor of an oddly New-Age ending (matched by a character choice I furiously disagree with). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zachary | 1/2/2014

    " Definitely my favorite Foundation novel. I haven't read whatever books come after this one, but I would love to at some point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 12/11/2013

    " This is one of those series that you can't stop reading! Must know what's going to happen next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misha | 11/30/2013

    " This volume in Asimov's Foundation series is perhaps a bit more readable, a bit more novelish than the original Trilogy. The story is certainly more compact as it's focused on one set of characters and one plot, as opposed to the 1,000-year future history presented in the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Þorsteinn | 11/29/2013

    " Quit the series after this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob(by) | 11/20/2013

    " Bold explorer or trader guy or whatever goes looking for Earth, I think. It's been a while since I read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 10/6/2013

    " Couldn't have asked more to a sequel to an amazing series thus far. One book left, and wow does it have some explaining to do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gavin | 10/2/2012

    " The book starts off really good but just doesn't seem to reach an amazing result. It's a high 3 star but I wish it was a bit more so I could have made it 4 star. It's a great book regardless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 8/3/2012

    " Well, if you like the Foundation Series, you just have to read this one, as Asimov starts tying up a lot of loose ends. Typical good storytelling from him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 7/17/2012

    " More philosophical viewpoints creeping from the woodwork near the end of this one. The plot felt like it was all a giant Rube Goldberg machine to get to the end, which then left all the explanation for the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guilherme | 7/12/2012

    " Great book and story as always, but the conclusion detracts a bit from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.J. | 6/12/2012

    " The Foundation Trilogy is awesome, but this is even better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DaughterDaDa | 3/10/2012

    " The saga of the Foundations continues. Not as engaging as the original Foundation trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roshni | 11/25/2011

    " Decent, but not as good as the original trilogy. Gaia/Galaxia is a good idea, but it doesn`t really fit into the original three books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 8/11/2011

    " Very good follow-on to the trilogy. "

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

    " I get the feeling the 80s books were more victory laps. Not as bad a fall so far as late-career Eddings but I am not encourages. Of course even non-inspirational Asimov is still good reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/30/2011

    " The 4th book in the Foundation series was written decades after the original trilogy, and although it's not quite as good as those three, it's still an outstanding read that takes the series into unexpected territory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 7/28/2011

    " En Los Límites de La Fundación se nos explica los sucesos 500 años después del establecimiento de La Fundación.
    Se puede ver como no todo es perfecto en la psicohistoria de Seldon... lo que creará nuevos caminos para los habitantes de la Galaxia... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 7/17/2011

    " Did not like this late add-on sequel to the series as much.

    That egotistic little girl with the strange powers at the end of the story really creeped me out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 6/14/2011

    " I really enjoy Asimov's writing. He takes very complex and abstract scientific ideas and breaks them down in such a way that the average person gets it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anzal | 6/12/2011

    " Cliffhanger and also you have to read the other stories... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Takim | 5/20/2011

    " Asimov is truly a master of plot twists. His Foundation novels are mysteries at the heart, but the space opera, galaxy-spanning setting makes the stories that much more grand and interesting. "

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

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.