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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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great book<br /><br /><br />

loved it great sci Fi really interesting and good action scenes highly recommended for fans

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Excellent

lloved it. very nice acting. Excellent book. Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite writers.

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DUDE O.O

This could be an actual performance instead of "just a book"; i didn't like that they had so many characters spoken by a single voice when i felt like i could actually see their faces, and i guess that the only thing i didn't like is how this is only the first book in a series and it cost more than $12

i swear I've met concepcion before

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Calssic Orson novel

I read some of the reviews, and it seems there are two camps. One people who love it, two people who hate it. There doesn't seem to be much in between.

Well I think this recording of his book was excellent, the writing was well done. You get to know the characters really well, with awesome character development for the second book. It certainly lead me to the desire to read earth a fire. Just to find out what happens to all of the characters.
If you've been a fan of the enders game series, I think you will really enjoy this book and the others to follow

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Very good introduction to Enders Game

Book itself is very good. Tempo is pretty fast. Narrators are top notch. I really like the lector who narrates military episodes.

Climate in Earth Unaware is what you would expect from a prequel to Enders Game. Humans have expanded outside Earth and are mining asteroids in the solar system. You have corporations of billionaires and free miners fighting for the metals.

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Disappointing

I've always loved Ender's Game, so had hoped ... but this turned out to be a plodding story with useless minutiae. Inaccurate physics and an over dramatic narrator sealed this as a low score for me.

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If you like enders game you will love this

this is a beautiful tie in to one of my favorite book series of all time.

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Returning the book

What did you like best about Earth Unaware? What did you like least?

Lasted a few hours through the book, but the narrator's performance was very underwhelming for me and ruined the experience

If you’ve listened to books by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston before, how does this one compare?

I usually love Orson Scott Card, but this book (especially the narrator) didn't grab me

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

I've been spoiled by Audible's seemingly standard of voice actors who have been amazing, do voices for characters etc. This one seemed monotonous in comparison

Was Earth Unaware worth the listening time?

No

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Unexpectedly well done

I didn't have high expectations of this series after the degradation of the Ender's series, but I was proven wrong. It's an exciting, action packed, and well written story. The audio performance is also excellent.

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Best book in a long time.

This is a great story for any science fiction fan. Orson Scott Card does a fantastic job and the voice acting is amazing. Great story however it does end on a bit of a cliffhanger. So watch out. Your going to want to buy the second book in the series.