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Space Boy | [Orson Scott Card]

Space Boy

Is it space travel that children dream of, or merely visiting other worlds? Todd had always set his heart on being an astronaut, but when he meets an alien and travels to another world, he doesn't use a spaceship; he just hangs out in his own back yard.
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Publisher's Summary

Is it space travel that children dream of, or merely visiting other worlds? Todd had always set his heart on being an astronaut, but when he meets an alien and travels to another world, he doesn't use a spaceship; he just hangs out in his own back yard.

In Space Boy, Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game, takes listeners into a strange and wonderful future, where people from another world regularly visit Earth, usually without being noticed. And when humans travel to their world, they find themselves dangerously weak and powerless, until Todd finds a way to set both worlds to rights.

By turns funny and painful, Space Boy is Card at his best, exploring human nature for the entertainment of readers young and old.

©2007 Orson Scott Card; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Card works both pathos and humor into this tale of a family pulling together to rescue one of their own." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Paul Houston, TX, United States 12-17-08
    Paul Houston, TX, United States 12-17-08 Member Since 2002

    I've been an Audie Awards judge since 2008. I have enjoyed audiobooks since the days when they were called "Books on Tape".

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    "Short and Strange"

    This is a wierd and silly story that plays on universal relativity theories in a fairy tale sort of way. I wasn't impressed by the story either way. Nothing was developed in either the characters or the story line to endear the reader to them one way or another... Like the shortest science fiction story (Frederic Brown's "Knock"). There's little for anyone to be impressed or unimpressed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Share 6803 Day St.Tujunga, CA, 91042 04-30-12
    David Share 6803 Day St.Tujunga, CA, 91042 04-30-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Space Boy"

    A very nice short family Sci Fi story. Narration was excellent. I will be buying more of Orson Scott Card's books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lollielollielollie syracuse, NY, United States 09-14-12
    Lollielollielollie syracuse, NY, United States 09-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "It's not long, but it is an interesting story!"

    If you don't mind that this is just a little story that isn't in any way connected to a bigger picture you may like this story. It's a little odd, and different and uses the word anus more times then I have EVER heard in any other book- but it's sweet and worth listening to!

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    Darnell United States 05-14-12
    Darnell United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2011

    Single middle aged man enjoying audio books on the go! Interests are Information Technology, Smart Phones, and Tablets. Love geek speak!

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    "Space Boy, a short young adult Sci Fi story"
    If you could sum up Space Boy in three words, what would they be?

    Strong Family Bond


    What did you like best about this story?

    A young teen with problems, but evokes the aid of an adult to help solve them


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Finding the "worm hole" and dad pushing the nozzle of a garden hose in its invisible rectum to create a water trail to the other dimension.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions to Space Boy. I just enjoyed the story overall


    Any additional comments?

    A nice short trip into fantasy, with a happy ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Warrenton, VA, United States 04-30-12
    Victoria Warrenton, VA, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed this quick one"

    Card is a great writer. Even in his short books he never fails to deliver a believable story that takes you somewhere else and makes you think about what you would do in these circumstances. Well worth the money.

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    Tango Texas 03-30-12
    Tango Texas 03-30-12

    Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.

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    "Nice entertainment "snack""
    What other book might you compare Space Boy to and why?

    This Card short story actually reminded me a lot of some Heinlein's early books for teens - a young anti-hero with a bit of sci-fi/fantasy mixed in.


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

    Stefan Rudnicki made the story a lot of fun - I think this was more entertaining because the reader was good than it might have been just reading it for myself.


    Any additional comments?

    The Sale price made this a great buy. Orson Scott Card is much better with a longer format, but Space Boy makes for a nice little OSC snack.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Goldberg Southbury, CT, United States 09-01-11
    Goldberg Southbury, CT, United States 09-01-11

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    "Solid"

    Enjoyable, interesting, OSC working very well in small scale. Suitable for any age. Great for a car ride.

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