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One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

©2013 Orson Scott Card (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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Love it!

Kudos to Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston!! Thank you. It was such a great experience.

Thank you also to Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, Vikas Adam, Gabrielle de Cuir, Roxanne Hernandez and Emily Rankin. You guys are the best audio book narrators ever!

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My favorite characters are Captain O'Toole, commander of the Mobile Operations Police (MOPs) and Lieutenant Mazer Rackham, a Maori soldier. They are the coolest soldiers ever!!!

Mazer singing a Maori war song Ka Mate? Love it!!

After reading the interaction between Mazer and Bingwen, I understand better the relationship between Mazer and Ender (not in this book) in Ender's Game.

Lem and Bingwen made me LOL frequently, but mostly at the end of the book.

Bingwen's grandfather is the nicest person in the world along with Rena Delgado.

Victor, makes you wonder...

Jolwerine

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Riveting, moving book

Keep me entranced. How does Card keep doing it? Great characters and great alien invasion.

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Great experience

Would you consider the audio edition of Earth Afire to be better than the print version?

Yes, the different narrators add personal touches to the story.

What did you like best about this story?

The different narrators

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

Gives each character their own voice (literally) :)

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The Formic s I Tell You

This moved along rather well until they described a piece of equipment. That was a long chapter. That why it's only 4 stars.

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Great book.

awesome author, sorry, and voice acting. Will read again. Thank you for a great sorry, O.S.C.

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synergy between readers and author

as always, the people we follow in Orson Scott Card's books are relatable, consistent, predictable but yet unpredictable.
Enjoyed every second of it

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great series

I was put off some of the voices they used. wasn't horrible, just inconsistent at times.

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Awesome series

Awesome is they only way to describe it. The characters so detailed. You actually at times feel you are there. Running, watching, feeling.

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A good story poorly portrayed

The narrator for the "Victor" segments is less than stellar. Others do a fine job.

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Another great story in the Ender saga

If you are a fan of the Ender saga you will definitely like this one!