Today I got my free monthly credit on audible and decided to get Foundation. I had never read it before, but heard good things about the book and the rest of the series. However, for the life of me, I can’t understand what’s going on and I’m wondering if it’s just me or if something is wrong with the (supposed to be unabridged) audiobook?

It sounds like the narrator keeps just skipping things randomly. Here are two extracts from the first 2 minutes:

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“At the age of 2, he is said to have undoubtedly his greatest contribution where in the field of psychohistory.”

“... is a biography written by Gyle Dornic who as a young man, met Seldon two years before the great mathematician’s death. The Story of the meeting Encyclopedia Galaxica.”

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I’m wondering if someone who has read the book can help me determine if this is the case.

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Regardless, I’m just not enjoying it. The narrator, Scott Brick is just flat and his performance and the skipping just makes it impossible to understand what is going on. I got to 10 minutes and just stopped. I feel like I’ve been ripped off, but all the other reviews for it seem to love this version.

If the skipping is intended, then can someone tell me if the missing parts are explained later on because it is really annoying and hard to follow.

If it isn’t, can someone recommend a better version of Foundation. The bits I can understand sound interesting and I would like to know more. I prefer audiobooks because I like listening to them while I do other stuff like the housework, exercising, writing etc. But I am okay with a normal book version as well.