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Earth Awakens Audiobook

Earth Awakens: The First Formic War, Book 3

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Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn’t wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.

©2014 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    Amazon Customer 03-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Save your money"

    This trilogy was a joke. It barely even mentioned the formics and shouldn't even be a precursor to Ender Games. It was a boring long narrative about nothing. Why just China? Characters that were so laughable and contrite...you know what I can't even begin to explain my disdane for this trilogy. Damn my need to finish what I started or else I would've chucked this series half way through book one...it was immensely boring af. I wish someone had reviewed honesty and saved me my money and brain freezes. Just don't...

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    CGS3 01-16-17
    CGS3 01-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic!"

    These three books are amazing!! Cannot wait for the second book in the second formic wars to come out!

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    Aaron 01-10-17
    Aaron 01-10-17
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    "Humanity's First Victory against the Formics"
    If you could sum up Earth Awakens in three words, what would they be?

    Victory! For now.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mazer Rackam because of how integral he was to all the characters in the story.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I've listened to Stefan Rudnicki multiple times and the others in the other books in the trilogy. These performances are on par with their other performances.


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    Andrew 11-21-16
    Andrew 11-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good parts are great, others are PAINFUL."

    Where to start....I've read all the books in the Ender and Shadow series. I love the world created in this and several things continue to irritate me. First, Formic vs. Bugger: the terms have been muddled for several books but for a prequel series involving the dehumanizing of an enemy (even a literally alien enemy) the term Bugger should be used much more, particularly in this book. Second, I loved seeing the little Easter Eggs in there like the origin of the battle school and the battle room in particular. Finally, (I could do more, but this is just a short review) the action parts and some of the set ups are good and entertaining to listen to, but DEAR FREAKING GOD PUT AN END TO BOREDOM. So many of these characters I've either never cared about since their introduction or they are interesting in small doses. There are several that I just can't stand hearing about and I wish they would have kept them out of this book and relegated what happened to them to exposition instead of letting us hear and see what happens to them in a blow by blow. I hope this series just stops before it stamps on a great world.

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    Marquez 10-21-16
    Marquez 10-21-16
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    "great book"

    I read the first one then I was hooked worth every penny I rexomend to all

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    Beau 09-29-16
    Beau 09-29-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome!"

    Orson and Aaron have done it again! Their characters are real, interesting, and likeable. Even the ones you hate! Their ability to put characters in tough situations and yet still think their way out is remarkable and ingenuitive! Truly they are two of the best writers of our time!

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    Amazon Customer 09-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "We'll Done"

    A riveting tale. An epic and classic for the history. I loved it. When they attacked the ship I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down.

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    Steven 07-25-16
    Steven 07-25-16
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    "Great finish to the series"
    Would you listen to Earth Awakens again? Why?

    I'm not much on re-listening or re-reading books but I would not rule this one out down the road.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The mid-air intercept of the Formic transport ship.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the author did a good job of wrapping up the trilogy with this book. It kept me engaged without giving up too much or becoming anti-climactic. I still think the Formics had way too many weaknesses for being such an advanced race. Also, I tended to get a little confused when the story was inside of the mother-ship. The ship also was very convenient to navigate around and reach the helm for such a gigantic ship. That was really the only weak spot in an otherwise engaging and exciting story.

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    Nathan A Stone 06-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great audio book with multi person cast!"

    even the author prefers the audio book version of his works as he studied playwriting in college

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    Destin E Gautier 06-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great trilogy!"

    These books were entertaining beginning, middle, and end! Scott Card has written yet another fantastic series! If you were a fan of Enders Game in any way shape or form, this trilogy is perfect for you.

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