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Earth Awakens Audiobook

Earth Awakens: The First Formic War, Book 3

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Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn’t wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.

©2014 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    Orson and Aaron have done it again! Their characters are real, interesting, and likeable. Even the ones you hate! Their ability to put characters in tough situations and yet still think their way out is remarkable and ingenuitive! Truly they are two of the best writers of our time!

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    A riveting tale. An epic and classic for the history. I loved it. When they attacked the ship I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down.

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    "Great finish to the series"
    Would you listen to Earth Awakens again? Why?

    I'm not much on re-listening or re-reading books but I would not rule this one out down the road.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The mid-air intercept of the Formic transport ship.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the author did a good job of wrapping up the trilogy with this book. It kept me engaged without giving up too much or becoming anti-climactic. I still think the Formics had way too many weaknesses for being such an advanced race. Also, I tended to get a little confused when the story was inside of the mother-ship. The ship also was very convenient to navigate around and reach the helm for such a gigantic ship. That was really the only weak spot in an otherwise engaging and exciting story.

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    "great audio book with multi person cast!"

    even the author prefers the audio book version of his works as he studied playwriting in college

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    "Great trilogy!"

    These books were entertaining beginning, middle, and end! Scott Card has written yet another fantastic series! If you were a fan of Enders Game in any way shape or form, this trilogy is perfect for you.

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    "Amazing!"

    from the beginning to the end I love the story it's a huge sequel to the two other books and I'm waiting for the next trilogy of the bugger War.
    thank you Orson Scott Card!

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    "the dialogue was a bit teeny."

    the dialogue was a bit teeny adults talked to childish. but was a good story

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    "Cant wait for more"

    As always Card delivers a gem. If your up to this point in the series then you already know.

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    I loved the entire Enderverse and this series of books, and this book, stand every bit as tall as the Ender and Shadow series.

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    "Incredible book and performance."

    I've lived the whole series. The narrators are great for Orson who is also a big fan of audio books.

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