The second novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series
Led by its founding father, the psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and utilizing science and technology, the Foundation survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Now cleverness and courage may not be enough. For the Empire—the mightiest force in the Galaxy—is even more dangerous in its death throes. Even worse, a mysterious entity called the Mule has appeared with powers beyond anything humanly conceivable. Who—or what—is the Mule? And how is humanity to defend itself against this invulnerable avatar of annihilation?
Filled with nail-biting suspense, nonstop action, and cutting-edge speculation, Foundation and Empire is the story of humanity’s perpetual struggle against the darkness that forever threatens to overwhelm the light—and of how the courage of even a determined few can make all the difference in the universe.
I enjoyed it
I read the first foundation and listen the second book. It was my first audio book and really enjoyed it. I finished it in 3 days, very insightful narrator! I recommend.
What a waste!
Even with a cheesy sci-fi music and special effects sound on the background of his narration, Jim Gallant did a superb work. Compared to that, Scott Brick performs so badly that I just want to smash my iPhone and pierce my eardrums. All the characters have the same lifeless and unemotional tone of voice. Stephen Hawking would've done better. I want Ziggurat Productions!
This is probably my favorite book. If you thought that Foundation was slow, boring, and unsatisfying then this is the sequel for you. It has actual threats to the Foundation that aren't fully resolved by some clever wittisism by Salvor Hardin. The Mule will actually scare you!