Homecoming
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  • 1
    The Memory of Earth: Homecoming, Volume 1 | Orson Scott Card

    The Memory of Earth: Homecoming, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (624)
    Story
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    High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats...to protect them, most of all, from themselves.

    Entertaining approach to SciFi

    I like the characters, brotherly rivalry. Some family interactions could be a little more realistic. The long view of the world of Harmony was inter..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 04 2009 by Harry (United States)
  • 2
    The Call of Earth: Homecoming: Volume 2 | Orson Scott Card

    The Call of Earth: Homecoming: Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (326)

    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2009 by just me (Orange County, CA USA)
  • 3
    The Ships of Earth: Homecoming, Volume 3 | Orson Scott Card

    The Ships of Earth: Homecoming, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (514)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (286)

    With the continuing failure of the Oversoul, the artificially intelligent guardian computer of the planet Harmony, the human colonists have begun to repeat the devastations of war and conquest wrought on Earth. To repair itself and avert disaster, the Oversoul has called a group of 16 refugees from the fallen city of Basilica to a hidden, abandoned spaceport where the ancient starships lie.

    great series

    As with Enders' Game (all eight books), once you're hooked on Ships of Earth, you're hooked. Card develops the characters, builds a lucid plot, and to..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2008 by James (Aurora, IL, USA)
  • 4
    Earthfall: Homecoming: Volume 4 | Orson Scott Card

    Earthfall: Homecoming: Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (275)

    When war broke out on the planet Harmony, the Oversoul of that colonized world selected the family of Wetchik to carry it back to long-lost Earth. Now the tribe is ready at last to take a ship to the stars. But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Wetchik's sons, Nafai and Elemak. On board the starship Basilica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle for control of reclaimed Earth.

    This can be a good conclusion to this series

    So far this is the best book of the Homecoming Series. By now it is clear that the story is more about humans and their personal agendas, than about t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2012 by Jacobus (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 5
    Earthborn: Homecoming: Volume 5 | Orson Scott Card

    Earthborn: Homecoming: Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (224)

    High above Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemei alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth.

    The Last Chapter

    Much is made in other reviews of how this title drifts from the preceding ones and starts a new story. That's true, but it is also one of its strengt..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2011 by Richard (Jacksonville, FL, United States)