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Summary

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series

The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today.

The First Foundation has been defeated, crushed by the formidable mental powers of the Mule. But whispers of the mysterious Second Foundation, the only hope of defeating the Mule, are beginning to spread....

Surviving members of the First Foundation also fear the secret powers of the Second Foundation, vowing to find and destroy it. However, the location of the Second Foundation remains shrouded in mystery. Finding it will lead the Foundation to the opposite end of the Galaxy, where the fate of Seldon’s two Foundations awaits.

©2019 Isaac Asimov (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"One of the most staggering achievements in modern SF." (The Times)

"Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age. It will never be known how many practising scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov." (Carl Sagan)

"Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction." (Daily Telegraph

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A classic

I first read this trilogy some 50 years ago. Although scifi has grown in scope since then, Asimov deserves to be recognised as one of those who created the genre. Listening to this was a great pleasure.

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Another great installment

Part 1 definitely stronger than Part 2, but a good end to Part 2 brought it up to standard. Good narration as ever.

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Equally good as the first two

Compelling story that has been excellently related by William Hope. I have listened to all the audio versions of foundation and this is the best in my view (although I loved the BBC radio one from the 80s too)

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superb rendition of a superb book.

Fantastic. Made the whole storyline memorable without any loss in the details. The myriad voices and characters were very well chosen.

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Star's and Story's end.

Excellent finish to the trilogy couple of twists but nothing mind wracking. As enjoyable as the first two.

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Good conclusion to the trilogy

Clever, kept me interested and nice conclusion to the foundation trilogy.

Equal measures psychological science fiction as it is space science fiction.

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A great story

A fantastic story. I loved every minute of it. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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exceptional sci-fi

the influence of Asimov on modern sci-fi is total and this trilogy was a joy to experience. William hope delivered a surprising versatile performance throughout 555

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an old favorite

Always loved this book from when I first read it - many years ago. For my money this is where the Foundation saga really took off. Extremely well read - with the voices just as I imagined.
I hope Audible brings out more in this series.

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Not my cup of tea. Narrator is excellent! I just did not find the story to be that interesting.