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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
    (1622)
    Performance
    (1471)
    Story
    (1478)

    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"
    "Fast start, slow finish."
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The ending. The story started well and continued to develop for about half the book. The story then got fuzzy and tedious. It ended with a dreary conclusion that was not a conclusion at all - merely an introduction to the expected follow-on novel. A bit of a cheap trick in my mind.


    Would you recommend Earth Unaware to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really. Compared to the author's Ender series, this novel was not bad, just anemic


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The various narrators were quite satisfactory although a single male and a single female narrator would have been sufficient.


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

    Don't know. The question should be does it have enough substance to be considered a candidate for a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Card has written some very good stuff. I hope he can again.

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