I've read and/or listened to many of Orson Card's wonderful stories.
I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys the fantasy / Sci-Fi genre. My only complaint is it seemed the characters could have been developed better.
Please give "Memory of Earth" a read and let use know what you thought.
may be handle it as a flash back so there is some action, interest and then describe the lead into action
This a solid offering that mixes science fiction with spiritualism. Having said that the world is beautiful, if sometimes mystical, and. all of the characters are relatable. it appears to be the start of a good series.
It took me 3 tries to get through this boring book and I have to confess I cheated at the last and skipped some chapters. I could not warm up to any of the characters and the author was far too wordy for my taste. Quite a disappointment.
The epic scale of the story.
The AI. It's the least flawed and most interesting character.
No, but some of the characters are really irritating in how unfair and petty they can be.
Not up to the level of the Alvin Maker series but pretty good.
This series is the story of Noah with a little Cain and Abel thrown in. I liked the series, though it contained some of the most reprehensible characters I have read about in a long time. It is bleak speculation that, in 40 million years, men can't stop killing each other.
Fan of OSC and all of his books. I enjoyed the story and I must admit that the ideas presented within this series are starting to intrigue me, but this just seems to have a very similar feeling as many of his other books/series.
Granted I will still read all of them because I enjoy the narrative style, but if I had to describe it to another person, I would say more of the same.
Life is too short to skip a great story, and ice cream.
I am a fan of Orson Scott Card's Sci-fi stories. I love the characters, background, culture, dialogs and twists of the story. However I find some part of this book rather tedious to listen to; I actually skipped a few chapters! The narrator did a good job telling the story with various voices for different characters.
I can't imagine anyone liking this book except the author
Yes, I like his other books a lot. That's why I bought this one
He can't sing for shit.
The characters names are too difficult to follow so i'm not sure who is who. I could only get through a couple of chapters and when the singing started I could not delete it fast enough.
This needs a plot line that people have an idea of where it's going. This is much to tedious. Reminds me a little of a soap opera too with detailed ramblings occurring in the main characters mind.
Ever since reading and thoroughly enjoying his Ender's Game novel, I've been lured into purchasing several other of his works including (Xenocide, Invasive Procedures, Earth Unaware, Children of the Mind) and now this, in hopes that he would again write something worthy of previous interest. Sadly, this will be my last purchase of an Orson novel. Not only was this NOT a SciFi novel the entire story was plodding and the writing pedestrian. Even worse, absolutely zero of the characters were interesting enough for one to care what happened to them, so much so that I finally gave up on it after completely 4/5ths of the novel, not caring myself how it ultimately turned out.