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Earth Unaware Audiobook

Earth Unaware

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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. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.

©2012 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Benjamin 10-19-15
    Benjamin 10-19-15
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    "Exciting!"

    the writing stayed very true to what the story demanded. card gives his characters life and personality. he pulls no punch from the reader and keeps the reader interested. very well voice acted.

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    Chelsy Reed 08-27-15
    Chelsy Reed 08-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing! "

    It's wonderful to finally great the recount of how it all started! Love this series!

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    Glenn 08-18-15
    Glenn 08-18-15
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    "multiple readers make listening choppy"

    the story is a good take on alien invasion. I enjoy Orson Scott Cloud as an author.

    The book is narrated by multiple readers. This causes problems with character continuity because in different places they have different voices, different cadences and different emphasis. It seriously interfered with my enjoyment of the book.

    There also doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when the reader's change. It's as though there was a tight deadline so the publisher collected all available readers and gave them each several chapters to get the job done faster.

    I already have the next book but won't buy others in the series or other books with multiple readers.

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    Brocruit 06-29-15
    Brocruit 06-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "perfect"

    Another amazing story by Orson Scott Card with characters that feel real to the heart.

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    BrianB 05-24-15
    BrianB 05-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration and Audio is Awful"
    What disappointed you about Earth Unaware?

    Near the end of Chapter 10 the narrators switch, almost mid-sentence and threw me completely out of the story. I tried several times to finish Ch 10 but could not...


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    A single person who could consistently represent all of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is a little long but that should be expected from OSC. Besides the narration issue described above. The audio itself was full of "essing", or more technically sibilance. This happens frequently in a lot of audible books but I didn't expect it to be so painfully obvious in this book.

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    Pawel 05-09-15
    Pawel 05-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "OSC jumps to action (with some help of a friend)"
    What did you love best about Earth Unaware?

    It's fresh! It's full of action! And again you have pleasure of discovering the world through the eyes of a gifted kid. Action goes along three plots (space miners, bad guys and... surprisingly spec ops soldiers on Earth) And this really works. Great fun, very well performed.


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    Eric Allsop 04-11-15
    Eric Allsop 04-11-15
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    "Orson does it again"

    And maybe Aaron had a little help as well! More words to finish audibles stupid word limit and submit it.

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    Gregory S. Fischer 03-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "If you love Ender you will love this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Classic back story to the classic Ender series.


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

    The narration is phenomenal.


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

    I listen to books as I commute, I spent many minutes in my driveway before I could turn off my radio.


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    Cerealkila Australia 03-22-15
    Cerealkila Australia 03-22-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Very Average"

    As with the entire Ender series, the voice work has been amazing. I will listen to the other books for their work alone.

    The story however, I found lacking in much substance and has the feel of a trilogy that is so, only to sell more books, not because there is three books worth of story.

    Is it worth it... maybe if its on sale.

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    Michael Carr 03-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Prequel for Enders Game series!"

    I am so glad I stumbled onto Orsen Scott Card. I started with Enders Game and went chronologically through to Children of the Mind. Xenocide was my favorite so far (from a physics perspective) but this one was the most exciting. Can't wait to start the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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