We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Call of Earth: Homecoming: Volume 2 | [Orson Scott Card]

The Call of Earth: Homecoming: Volume 2

For millennia, the planet Harmony has been protected by the Oversoul, an artificial intelligence programmed to prevent thoughts of war and conquest from threatening the fragile remnant of Earth's peoples. But as the Oversoul's systems have begun to fail, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans.
Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

For millennia, the planet Harmony has been protected by the Oversoul, an artificial intelligence programmed to prevent thoughts of war and conquest from threatening the fragile remnant of Earth's peoples. But as the Oversoul's systems have begun to fail, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. Using forbidden technology, the ambitious and ruthless General Moozh has won control of an army and is aiming it at the city of Basilica.

Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop an army. As Lady Rasa, through whom the Oversoul speaks, attempts to defeat Moozh through intrigue, Nafai and his family prepare to voyage to the stars in search of the planet called Earth.

©1993 Orson Scott Card; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Superb." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (540 )
5 star
 (193)
4 star
 (209)
3 star
 (109)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (11)
Overall
4.1 (260 )
5 star
 (105)
4 star
 (90)
3 star
 (53)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.5 (257 )
5 star
 (149)
4 star
 (79)
3 star
 (27)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    just me Orange County, CA USA 04-16-09
    just me Orange County, CA USA 04-16-09 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    55
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "The recording issues must have been fixed"

    Card delivers again. I felt so thoroughly warned by the other reviewers who mentioned that the recording was terrible and apparently unedited, that I almost didn't order the book. I heard none of the coughing, errors, repetitions or personal comments that any of the other reviewers mentioned. Perhaps Audible has since edited this work. On to the book. I think what I like most about Card's work is what he teaches me about human nature, my own nature. I always walk away feeling a little better capable of understanding myself and others through his contemplative observations of his characters. Well done. Please keep them coming.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeff United States 10-05-08
    Jeff United States 10-05-08 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    63
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Who edited this thing?"

    It took me awhile to get into this story. The Narrator's voice is a little.. odd for this kind of book, but by the end of book 1 I was fully hooked, and looking forward to picking up book 2.

    The story is still good - but the editing on book 2 is HORRIBLE. The reading stops and re-starts. You can hear where the narrator coughs, or his voice gives out a bit and he restarts reading.. at one point, he even laughs "Er.. I assume that's trees.. treas.." and then starts re-reading the sentence again.

    Wow.

    Great story, horrible recording. Someone was sleeping at the wheel here.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 12-06-08
    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 12-06-08 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    82
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    266
    46
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "watership down - the hunt for mates -"

    This series is very entertaining, especially if you've studied the bible and like SCI-FI.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jacobus Johannesburg, South Africa 12-28-11
    Jacobus Johannesburg, South Africa 12-28-11 Member Since 2009

    When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    539
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    203
    166
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    94
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Slow story with steady build up, but still stuck"

    The second book of Orson Scott Card's Homecoming series lingers like the first on the theme of exodus to a promised land... in this case a planet. In the story biblical themes are quite prominent. While the Over-Soul (God) is just a mighty computer, we have the theme of tension between brothers - the eldest that is is cheated out of his inheritance, the theme a dictator that doesn't want a group of people (Njafai and his mother) to go from the city of Basilica (kingdom) etc. These themes also resonates with the Book of Mormon. It seems Card is really drawing from his religious background. Yet the story progresses very slow. While Rudnicki again gives a solid performance, I am not sure how much patience is needed for the story to go somewhere. (Even Song of Ice and Fire seems to move quicker at times.) But I am not giving up, maybe the next volume will have some action.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. F Fulbright San Francisco, CA USA 10-09-08
    C. F Fulbright San Francisco, CA USA 10-09-08 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    35
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Recording Issues"

    I repeat what the other reviewer wrote. The book is good, but there are numerous times when the reader repeats a phrase - five of them so far halfway through the book - and one time he clears his throat and says, "Excuse me". Normally Blackstone Audio does such professional production, I'm surprised by this.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lauren Austin, TX, United States 02-12-10
    Lauren Austin, TX, United States 02-12-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    126
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "I usually like Orson Scott Card"

    But the homecoming series is pretty annoying. and his character scetches are getting so repetitive. these were very bad.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lisa Talladega, AL, United States 12-14-13
    Lisa Talladega, AL, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love this series!"
    Where does The Call of Earth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Maybe a small step below Ender's Game, Human Trilogy, etc... but love it much more than I thought I would, based on others' reviews. As far as the religious overtones that some people seem to dislike - why is this a problem? PLEASE. Actually, I found them quite thought provoking and a cause for many ongoing debates/ contemplations inside my head as I listened! Lol...using those religious references/ parallels as a negative aspect of the book is ludicrous! If you state something to that effect, please explain exactly WHY that is a negative??? I just don't get it. References to alien life, paranormal, etc...people are ok with but make religious comparisons and OMG! (I'm really not over-the-top about this...just curious.) ANYHOO... This is a great read and I'm on to the next one!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Charles Charlottesville, VA, USA 03-03-10
    Charles Charlottesville, VA, USA 03-03-10 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "Disapointed"

    As being book number 2 in a series I accepted it to get further in the story. It only went about 2 days from were the first book left off. Wanted to story to progress further and was disapointed.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S. Ross Hechinger Washington, DC USA 12-09-08
    S. Ross Hechinger Washington, DC USA 12-09-08 Member Since 2004
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    219
    2
    Overall
    "The Call of Earth"

    A little slower and not as good as the first in the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rick Buckeye, AZ, USA 11-08-08
    Rick Buckeye, AZ, USA 11-08-08 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    236
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Lees review"

    Orson Scott Card is a master Sci FI author but
    Call to Earth falls short of Enders game and the continuing books but is a fun read *Lee

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 10 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.