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
Hell yes, i would recommend this book to anyone. Very well written and told.
I listen to audiobooks on my way to work (bus/walking), and I get to work early because the pacing and action makes me unconsciously walk faster.
I loved the story, but only listening to it on my commute makes my commute something i look forward to, instead of dread. I feel like pacing myself keeps my interest, and makes me want to start listening the next day.
Highly recommend this book, as well as every other book in the Ender/Shadow series.
The entire First formic war series is absolutely incredible, and the performance of this novel is very well done, with Stephen Rudnicki as great as alway, but here's the big but. The recording wasn't well done. No matter what you use to listen to it, it has a harsh, tinny quality to it. I gave it 5 stars because it deserves 5 stars for story and performance, but it doesn't deserve it for sound quality.
The dying moments of captain Wit O'Toole.
The drill sledges.
Action never stops and smoothly continues the story with out stopping from book 2 in the series. Orson Scott Card does a great job in holding your interest as he unfolds the events of the first Formic encounters. A must read if you liked Enders Game.
multi cast performance - great job by all.
YES! I will listen again when I listen the all the other books in this story. WHY? because it is a good story and I have enjoyed listening to it.
I don't know of any one memorable moment, I like the whole story.
I like the multiple narrators.
The End of the Beginning.
Fire the producer of the vocal actors. Please. The overly emotional read of Victor's character is unbearable and comically bad. Also, WTH is up with OSC ripping of Spielberg's facination with child characters? Great premise, awful execution.
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