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Publisher Description

The story of our future begins with the Foundation.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


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 humanity, 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 this 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.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
NARRATOR
SB
Scott Brick
LENGTH
08:38
hr min
RELEASED
2010
April 20
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
420.9
MB

Customer Reviews

MrAndersmith ,

Good

I find that this isn't as good as some of Asimov's later books, but that's just due to personal preference.

Altinskater ,

Didn't age well

It's funny, I read these as a kid decades ago and remember the series as one of my favorites in sci-go, but listening to them now...so boring, tedious, repetitive writing. It still has a great idea in the psycho-history, but the rest....10,000 years in the future humans are smoking cigarettes, etc.

James-NYC ,

Incredible

This book was amazing and well narrated.

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