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4.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Isaac Asimov Narrator: Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, Dinsdale Landon, Angela Pleasence Publisher: ABN Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin. The scene then moves forward a further 20 years, as Mayor Hardin faces down the domination of the nearby and most powerful Kingdom, Anacreon.

The Merchant Princes
One-hundred-fifty years after the Foundation was established, the now powerful trading nation faces its greatest threat to date, guided by master trader Hober Mallow.

The General
Two hundred years after its creation, the Foundation battles Bel Riose, the last powerful General of the dying Galactic Empire.

The Mule
A further hundred years have passed, and the Foundation is challenged by an unexpected threat named The Mule.

Flight from the Mule
During the war against The Mule, with things going badly for the Foundation, some key figures under the leadership of the Foundation's greatest scientist, Ebling Mis, flee Terminus in search of the Second Foundation, to warn it of the danger from The Mule.

The Mule Finds
The Mule attempts to find and overthrow the Second Foundation.

Star's End
Sixty years later, and a teenage girl is at the center of the Foundation's renewed search for the Second Foundation.

Changes from the written Trilogy: The conflict between The Foundation and Anacreon takes place 70 years into the Foundation era; in the novels it occurs at 80 F.E. A small segment in Foundation titled Traders has been removed entirely. General editing for time has been done throughout. A large, rather comedic section on farming on Rossem has been added to The Mule Finds.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cprincipe | 5/10/2011

    " Good classic science fiction. Interesting take on the concepts of destiny and predicting human behavior. Characters are a little wooden at times, but it's more about the story than the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norman | 4/21/2011

    " The Foundation Trilogy was a masterstroke of political science fiction. When I read it, I was reminded of real historical versions of the rise and fall of empire. Asimov's intelligent and inciteful commentary on the rise and fall of society is as good as any research article on the subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mmmjay | 3/31/2011

    " My favorite science fiction book(s) of all time. I am fortunate to have a Asimov signed Easton Press edition. A great tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 3/27/2011

    " I was thinking about this trilogy...I read it in the late 80s, early 90's and could not put it down. I am not a huge science fiction buff but appreciate it when it is GOOD. This would be worth a re-read to see if I still love it as much as I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 3/9/2011

    " Brilliant!! I didn't want it to end. This Trilogy is truly timeless! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 3/3/2011

    " One of the few books that I would rate so high. Asimov's writing style is both easy to read and engaging without being mindless. I recommend this trilogy to any sci-fi fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 3/2/2011

    " Great trilogy, one of the most well thought out plots. The book continuously surprises you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rich | 2/10/2011

    " Always a favorite, even if dated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisa | 1/18/2011

    " Sicuramente un capolavoro del genere, ma non è riuscito a coinvolgermi. Il romanzo è freddo e i personaggi, ad eccezione del Mule, non hanno profondità, sembrano burattini nelle mani dell'autore. "

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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.