simply hit "show all" [wm-greece.info IsaacAsimovAudioBookCollection] and you'll find the files organized by book, reader and so on. It's a little. Not great, so a reading of the book - which has some quirks, including being out of order: wm-greece.info Second Foundation The Foundation Trilogy is an epic science fiction series written over a span of forty-four years by Isaac Asimov. It consists of seven volumes.
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in Audio Books, Radio | January 4th, 12 Comments. k Between and , Isaac Asimov published three books that formed the now legendary. Learn more about Isaac Asimov. Browse Isaac Asimov's best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Discover more authors you'll love listening to on Audible. Extended Sample Audio Sample Unavailable The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov. Prelude to Foundation Audiobook, by Isaac Asimov. Extended Sample Audio.
In summary, I must re-read Foundation as I do not remember it being this bad. The radio series I guess had to over simplify and condense some aspects of it. Reviewer: Spelvin - favorite - July 12, Subject: LOL The books are rather hard to follow due to Asimov never making it quite clear as to what's going on or what people's motivations are, but concentration and a little re-reading make them somewhat worthwhile although I think they're terribly overrated.
Could someone who never read the books possibly even begin to follow this radio version?! I doubt it, but what do I know? Anyway, this is frighteningly boring. The people who complain about the British accents deserve an LOL. It's very unlikely people will still be speaking English in the faroff future, never mind with what accent. I'm thinking the English of the future witll bear about as much resemblance to the English of today that the English of today bears to Chaucer's version of English.
Reviewer: MuppetMan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 29, Subject: Great version Ignoring the rather odd person who having seen this was a BBC production thinks reading should only be in an American accent? This is, as has been pointed out, not a straight read audio book as opposed to a radio semi dramatisation and is an excellent listen. An incredible series of books from one of the fathers of modern Sci-Fi.
I'm not entirely sure why they were needed, but they do serve to remind me of "Space Cadet". Not in a pleasant way. The voices, when they could be heard, were difficult to understand--Im good at accents and can usually pick up on what's being said altnough why a British accent was used I have no idea very easily.
Often it sounded like someone was talking into his sleeve. What I could hear made no sense. I lasted five minutes. This is an extremely complex trilogy, and attempting to make a radio performance out of it is a noble idea but for me it's a colossal disappointment.
Reviewer: pdunwin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, Subject: Excellent BBC work I enjoyed this series immensely, encountering none of the quality problems I saw in other reviews.
The Foundation has never been my very favorite science fiction - I tend to prefer a bit more focused scope, I guess - but I liked listening to them. Part of the enjoyment I gained from this that others might not is that a good number of the actors for this series also voiced characters in the BBC's radio play of The Hobbit.
Reviewer: djebel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, Subject: the saga of thatacoman's opinions and the derision thereof BTW- when Andy Kaufman was at the zenith of his fame, as a comedian in the 70s, he hit up colleges for gigs all over.
Or they'd yell 'Do Latke, you schmuck! This was similar to yelling "Play 'Creep! I digress: the point is: tacoman, you would cry at what Mr Kaufman would do often, when heckled: he would tell the crowd that if they didn't knock it off, he'd read 'The Great Gatsby' start to finish. Guess what, T-man??? He'd read the whole damned book to a shrinking crowd! You'd have, like totally despised the dude. Reviewer: tidalwaves - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, Subject: Excellent I've read the novels and this adaptation is truly wonderful.
Everything and everyone involved really gave it their best and it shows. I almost wish radio drama was popular again just to hear performances like this, thank you!
This radio dramatization was produced by the BBC and is currently on sale. Why is it available here for free? Sadly this appears to be an example of the dark side of the internet.
It's awesome I can listen to it again in my 40s, when I do not have time to do so in any other way. Loved the books, loved these audiobooks. BBC is great. Reviewer: TheBookworm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, Subject: Foundation Takes me back to the '60s getting ready to watch Dr. It's soooo British! And i mean that in a good way.
Some of the sound effects are indeed overly loud, but that's part of its quirky charm.
It's a Brit thing. TheBookworm Manchester, UK Reviewer: swolfearch - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, Subject: painful but still enjoyable Technically one of the worst audio experiences I've had. OK, it was a radio play, but it often sounded like the mike was in front of one of the actors, while a second person was in the far corner of the room. I had to max the volume to hear the quiet voices.
Worse were the sound effects. I liked them, as they gave a nice retro feel to the production. Unfortunately, they often were several times as loud as the normal voices, so when I had the volume up so I could hear all the players, the sound effects felt like they were going to break my eardrums. Despite the audio problem, I enjoyed this performance of one of the great sci-fi stories. As noted, I liked the retro sound effects, lots of strange sounds, and often what sounded like teletypes in the background.
So if you set your volume so you can hear the lows you get blasted when the other guy talks or the music kicks in. Someone took this in post production and ruined it!!!!!
I'm a big enough fan of fan of the books that the negative reviews of the sound quality didn't deter me from downloading this item, especially given the low price.
But rather than characterize the effect as being ear-bleedingly awful, I would say that it's a mildly irritating nuisance to the listening experience. Apart from the lacklustre sound engineering, the adaptation and the performance are excellent. The amusingly futurismic musical effects are just as dated as the golden age SF motifs of the narrative, and so add subtext: the past imagining the future. On the basis of great content with poor audio quality, I was going to rate it three stars out of five three and a half, if I could.
However, today I found out that the show is also available free of charge from another site, and judging from the reviews over there and a cursory random listen on my part , that version does not suffer the audio quality problems that this one does.
Even if the archive item is an illicit upload by a fan, the fact that a superior digital version exists at all should make Audible embarrassed to be hosting this one. James totally got it right, the post-production sound is awful. You have to crank up the volume to hear anybody, but then in between scenes or chapters in the book, they have awful '50's and 60's sci-fi electronica that is played at TOP VOLUME! The first time this happened it nearly blew my eardrums in. I gave is two stars because it is Asimov, but this audiobook is one of the worst I've bought from Audible.