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Earth Afire Audiobook

Earth Afire

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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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    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 03-17-15
    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 03-17-15 Member Since 2014

    Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!

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    "Maser ROCKS!"

    Despite the narrative is a little bumpy trying to fill the blanks if you didn't read the 1st book... Whean action hits the ground MOPS AND maser are great characters and loved the kid too! Listening to the 3rd book right now!!!

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    EMC 03-13-15
    EMC 03-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book, but not much happening"

    Overall, this book doesn't hold up to the other books the Ender series, but it's decent and a must listen if you are listening to the series.

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    Twyon White usa 03-09-15
    Twyon White usa 03-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great"

    Loved the final book of the series. Which it included a bit more of a final ending for the characters but very enjoyable.

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    Natalie 02-27-15
    Natalie 02-27-15 Listener Since 2004
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    "I love Orson Scott Card his books are really amazi"

    This book is in some of the other books is written I think it's really great like I said Orson Scott Card is really an amazing writer.

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    RubixCube 02-21-15
    RubixCube 02-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book. Great performance."

    Awesome book. If you're into the enderverse you have to read these. A must read in the series. One two

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    JP Earth 01-15-15
    JP Earth 01-15-15 Member Since 2010

    Computational cognition, ethics, transhumanism, etc.

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    "Clearly groundwork for queens series +"

    Here's revelations here about the nature of the Formix that make one want to know more about the queens. I expect great things from the queens series, like on the scale of Children of the Mind.

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    Anthony J. Hunter Indianapolis, IN 01-06-15
    Anthony J. Hunter Indianapolis, IN 01-06-15 Member Since 2014

    I love books, but reading makes me sleepy. Hence, my Audible account! :)

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    "Awesome Book, awesome series!"
    Would you listen to Earth Afire again? Why?

    Yes I would listen again. The story is well thought out, exciting, and keeps me on the edge of my seat.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Victor finally getting some recognition for all his efforts.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Mazer was my favorite, especially when narrated by Stefan Rudnicki.


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

    My extreme reaction was anticipation.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book!

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    K12mom 01-04-15
    K12mom 01-04-15 Member Since 2015

    I have taught my two boys at home for the last 8 years. A love of literature of all kinds led me to Audible.

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    "A Novel For Those Who Love Family and Adventure"

    I was absorbed by the detail, fascinated by the very real people Card created, and enthralled that this story felt as if it could happen in real life. The multiple narrators were superb!!!

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    JP 06-24-14
    JP 06-24-14

    Deranged, easily-bored, eclectic, sci-fi nerd.

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    "Better than the first book in this series"
    If you could sum up Earth Afire in three words, what would they be?

    Ender's Game is a wonderful book, so I guess these prequels were bound to be a disappointment. Card and Johnston improved on their first book in this "bug hunt" series by adding some nicely crafted, even poetic, language in some parts, along with more realistic action and better character development overall. However, this second book in the series still came across a bit sappy and choppy. Unfortunately, the wonderful performance lured me into buying the third book, so I am hooked - darn it!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston ? Why or why not?

    Evil forces lured me into listening to the first two books in the series (probably psychic powers of the Formix) so I am doomed to buying and listening to the third.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciated the authors making an effort to develop the various businessmen into something more interesting than popular stereotypical jejune cardboard cut-outs of Lex Luthor.

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    Doctorock 06-02-14
    Doctorock 06-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Bogus!"
    Would you try another book from Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston and/or the narrators?

    I have loved Card's previous books but this one ends as a cliffhanger and no resolultions to any story line. Usually a series has at least a soft resolution to minor ones but this leaves you totally hanging as you have to wait for the next book. Do not buy this one until the next one is out..........or maybe the one after that?


    What was most disappointing about Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston ’s story?

    The non-ending.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narataors are all excellent as for the other Ender books.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    When they ease endings to each episode.


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