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Earth Unaware Audiobook

Earth Unaware

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The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.

©2012 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Dylan C. 11-02-16
    Dylan C. 11-02-16
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    "Great Book!"

    I loves the different narrators for each of the characters although the one for Lem made me think he was quite old and he is not. The story kept me entertained and I kept wondering what might happen next. The end of the book left me very excited to read the 2nd in the series

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    helium2s1 10-17-16
    helium2s1 10-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story"

    The story was incredibly engaging, one of my favorite books from Card to date (I've listened to all of the Ender series books, save these prequels). Only complaint was that some of the characters sounded very similar when voiced by one narrator, but those characters only appeared in one chapter.

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    gc 10-16-16
    gc 10-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good overall, needs an editor. B"

    Suffer through the first chapter, the story is worth it, but mighty verbose in many places. A competent editor would have made it a much better story.

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    Harry S. Kindle III 10-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Surprised OSC put his name on this."

    A banal collection of tired tropes, stereotypes, poor tactical decisions and bad physics. OSC should not have put his name on this.

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    Sheldon 09-20-16
    Sheldon 09-20-16
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    "Ender fans, THIS is for you!!!"

    I can't say enough about this chapter in the Ender saga! This is true to the saga, no doubt about that!!!

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    Scott 09-13-16
    Scott 09-13-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good Precursor"

    This story was a great lead in to the war but I have to say it is frustrating in parts particularly the beginning lead in I was just cringing at the idea of what Victor was now expressing... I just wanted to go alright alright I get it now please stop pushing the flood waters over the dam and let's move on with the story. If you like the Enduro stories you will like this story... I just hate it when we get left in a lurch... I had to buy more credits to continue the series now vs waiting for another month for a new credit

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    Amazon Customer 09-06-16
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    "Good enough"

    Good enough to make you want to finish it, but it wasn't anything that really captivated me. It had just enough exciting parts mixed in with all the talk about relationships to keep me into it. It was light on the suspense and action.

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    Taliaferro 09-02-16
    Taliaferro 09-02-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Needs to take grade school physics"

    Excellent characters as usual, excellent performance, but I'm very disappointed at the way they keep stopping the spaceships when they need to go outside.
    The author understands horses and cars. Spaceships move differently.

    Really stupid.

    At one point, a character on a trip from the Oort Cloud to Earth stops his tiny ship to go outside and install shielding, spending days decelerating and then accelerating back to speed. If he had 2X extra fuel he could have used it at the start and end to shorten the trip.
    Others used magnets to extract metals from an asteroid. Could get iron but not all metals.

    Almost all science fiction is pure fantasy - but at least give an excuse such as antimatter fuel or a fancy space drive. These were traditional rockets.

    I'm very disappointed in one of my favorite authors.
    Are the editors also 3rd grade dropouts?

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    Eric Furtney 08-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Look elsewhere"

    I went into this audiobook with trepidation. While I enjoyed Ender's Game and Speaker, Mr. Card's political views have made me wary of reading any more of his work. Lo and behold I shouldn't have worried, because the physics in this novel are so wonky I had to stop every ten minutes and say "Whhhhaaatttt?" Some quick examples: why would you come to a "full stop" to go on space walks or eject other spacecraft from your cargo bay? What is a "full stop" anyways? How do these spacecraft decelerate without a turn and burn? Why would someone say a spacecraft is moving at 50% of light speed and subsequently say that it's moving at 70000 mph? Which, for reference, is only 4x faster than the ISS orbits earth.
    It's almost as if one of the authors tried to write a hard scifi novel and the other one took a huge hit of nitrous and started editing. I'm not even going to get into the cousin love aspects of this story.

    The performance of this sorry book was actually quite good. Unfortunately I cannot recommend the book on the performance alone. If you're looking for good scifi - look elsewhere.

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    Shane 08-22-16
    Shane 08-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Endervers is amazing"
    What made the experience of listening to Earth Unaware the most enjoyable?

    Great cast of voice actors as well as an amazingly well written book. Scott Card might be the Tolkien of Science Fiction!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I love that they use a cast for this book, each voice actor provides a look into each different main character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I almost did listen to it in one sitting really hard to put down.


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