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Earth Awakens Audiobook
Earth Awakens
Written by: 
Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
Narrated by: 
Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Vikas Adam, Roxanne Hernandez, Emily Rankin
Earth Awakens Audiobook

Earth Awakens: The First Formic War, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

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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    GTHORN 05-05-16
    GTHORN 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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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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    Paul Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA 04-26-16
    Paul Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA 04-26-16 Member Since 2008
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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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    Mara 03-09-16
    Mara 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Engaging"

    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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    Marlene Birr 02-11-16 Member Since 2014
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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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    Dakota deVilleneuve 12-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wish it wasn't over"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Hell yes, i would recommend this book to anyone. Very well written and told.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lem Jukes.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book, as well as every other book in the Ender/Shadow series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cole Maisonpierre 10-08-15
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    "Incredible, But..."
    Where does Earth Awakens rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Earth Awakens?

    SPOILER-


    The dying moments of captain Wit O'Toole.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The drill sledges.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    emilyvh 10-01-15
    emilyvh 10-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great sci-fi"

    love orson scott card, i think i even prefer this series to the original ender. great performance by the narrators

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    WARD M COLE Los Angeles, CA, US 08-30-15
    WARD M COLE Los Angeles, CA, US 08-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "First rate Orson Scott Card story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Earth Awakens to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    multi cast performance - great job by all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"
    Would you listen to Earth Awakens again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Earth Awakens?

    I don't know of any one memorable moment, I like the whole story.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I like the multiple narrators.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The End of the Beginning.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Busted 07-06-15
    Busted 07-06-15
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    "What's with the voice "ACTING"?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    NO.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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