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January 8, 2012

Isaac Asimov's "Foundation Trilogy" — BBC Audio Dramatization


From Open Culture:


Between 1951 and 1953, Isaac Asimov published three books that formed the now legendary "Foundation Trilogy." Many considered it a masterwork in science fiction, and that view became official doctrine in 1966 when the trilogy received a special Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series, notably beating out Tolkien's  "The Lord of the Rings."

Eventually, the BBC decided to adapt Asimov's trilogy to the radio, dramatizing the series in eight one-hour episodes that aired between May and June 1973.


You can buy the radio drama on iTunes for $9.99.

Or you can download the radio drama for free (the way we like it) from the Internet Archive.

Click the links below to stream the individual episodes, or download the full program as a zip file.

Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3| Part 3 |MP3| Part 4 |MP3| Part 5 |MP3| Part 6 |MP3| Part 7 |MP3| Part 8 |MP3|

The Internet Archive gives you more download options here.

January 8, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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Free OTR is one thing but iCloud has no truck with the stuff in iTunes match. My Dimension X and X Minus One files are not eligible for iCloud. I can't even transfer the files to my iPhone because the phone is synced with iCloud.

So, I guess the free option is either dedicated to a Shuffle or a Nano or else I buy the iTunes version.

FWIW, Asimov's excellent short story "C-Chute" is available as an original radio drama.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 8, 2012 5:05:35 PM

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