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  • Earth Unaware

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1277)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1164)

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    Keith says: "Earth Unaware is a must listen for Ender fans"
    "Disappointing"
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    Would you try another book from Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston and/or the narrators?

    NO. Not sure why this story just didn't resonate for me while all the other books in the ENDERverse did. Maybe it was horrible ending, or the confusing story line of the corporate's interactions with the "free-miners" that was contradictory and unrealistic. This is the first of three book, I believe and I probably will NOT buy the sequels, unlike the "Speaker" and "Shadow" series.


    Has Earth Unaware turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes - if the story continues to be this dull.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrators were fine.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The action sequences with the MOP was interesting - just wish there was more of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Poor story line, an overall disappointment to the ENDER-verse.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • First Meetings: In the Enderverse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (948)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (429)

    First Meetings is a collection of three novellas (plus the original "Ender's Game") that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

    Amazon Customer says: "Essential Backstory for Ender Fans!"
    "Crazy Carnival Music so-so stories"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Overal the stories were interesting but not that important additions to the Ender-verse. However, there were a few tidbits or jems that could be taken away that could help answer a few questions for some curious fans.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Orson Scott Card again?

    Yes. He's usually a better writer than this.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    John Paul as a 5-6year old.


    Was First Meetings worth the listening time?

    I really enoyed the story about John Paul as a boy - not as a college kid. I also enjoyed parts of the story of Ender and the corrupt accountant. An essential "Jane" story that I think is important to understand the genesis of that life form.


    Any additional comments?

    The crazy carnival music REALLY needs to go - it would often drown out dialogue in between stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Xenocide

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    Overall
    (4518)
    Performance
    (2392)
    Story
    (2419)

    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

    David says: "full of passion"
    "Great Performances!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Xenocide to be better than the print version?

    YES - loved the Hive Queens conversations with Human


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Xenocide?

    The various actos portraying characters made for more memorable experience


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The Hive Queen


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Soft Target: Ray Cruz, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (285)

    New York Times best-selling author Stephen Hunter is back with another breakneck thriller, in which ex-Marine sniper, Ray Kruz, must outwit a group of murderous Somali terrorists who’ve laid siege to the Mall of America. Recently retired marine sergeant Ray Kruz has been talked into a mall trip by his fiancé, the beautiful Molly Chan. For Ray, Molly represents a way to reconnect with normal life, something his 20 years in the service and five tours in two combat zones have prevented.

    Jean says: "Another Action packed story from Hunter"
    "Action Packed with Mediocre Story"
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    What did you like best about Soft Target? What did you like least?

    The book is filled with action packed scenes which keep your interest but the story is based on an unusual premise that is beyond reality.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another action packed thriller.


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

    Ray Cruz.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes. The action scenes would make it worth while.


    Any additional comments?

    The performance by Phil Gigante was very good and as always, it's great to hear the firearms expertise by Stephen Hunter - something lacking in many other novels in this genre. In one scene, he describes the nuances of downhill shooting perfectly - it reminded me of my first miss from a tree stand looking downhill at a buck. Anyway, the action scenes really peaked my interest despite the unusual

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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