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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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    BrianB 05-24-15
    BrianB 05-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration and Audio is Awful"
    What disappointed you about Earth Unaware?

    Near the end of Chapter 10 the narrators switch, almost mid-sentence and threw me completely out of the story. I tried several times to finish Ch 10 but could not...


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    A single person who could consistently represent all of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is a little long but that should be expected from OSC. Besides the narration issue described above. The audio itself was full of "essing", or more technically sibilance. This happens frequently in a lot of audible books but I didn't expect it to be so painfully obvious in this book.

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    Pawel 05-09-15
    Pawel 05-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "OSC jumps to action (with some help of a friend)"
    What did you love best about Earth Unaware?

    It's fresh! It's full of action! And again you have pleasure of discovering the world through the eyes of a gifted kid. Action goes along three plots (space miners, bad guys and... surprisingly spec ops soldiers on Earth) And this really works. Great fun, very well performed.


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    Eric Allsop 04-11-15
    Eric Allsop 04-11-15
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    "Orson does it again"

    And maybe Aaron had a little help as well! More words to finish audibles stupid word limit and submit it.

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    Gregory S. Fischer 03-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "If you love Ender you will love this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Classic back story to the classic Ender series.


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

    The narration is phenomenal.


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

    I listen to books as I commute, I spent many minutes in my driveway before I could turn off my radio.


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    Cerealkila Australia 03-22-15
    Cerealkila Australia 03-22-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Very Average"

    As with the entire Ender series, the voice work has been amazing. I will listen to the other books for their work alone.

    The story however, I found lacking in much substance and has the feel of a trilogy that is so, only to sell more books, not because there is three books worth of story.

    Is it worth it... maybe if its on sale.

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    EMC 03-10-15
    EMC 03-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Prequel for Enders Game series!"

    I am so glad I stumbled onto Orsen Scott Card. I started with Enders Game and went chronologically through to Children of the Mind. Xenocide was my favorite so far (from a physics perspective) but this one was the most exciting. Can't wait to start the next one!

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    J. Delung Sterling, VA USA 03-09-15
    J. Delung Sterling, VA USA 03-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely dull"

    This book was not what I expected after reading all of the Ender and Shadow series by Orson Scott Card. In fact, this seems like a completely different writer who has no flair for entertaining an audience. I'm not sure if Orson Scott Card has lost his touch or if this new set of prequel books is simply a cash grab. The book just was not enjoyable. It was very very boring. You spend most of the book learning about some miners who float around in space pretty much doing nothing. The craziest part is that Mazer Rackham as a young soldier is introduced and then never really revisited. That was the only interesting part of the book were the combat training missions with Rackham. None of the other characters are memorable and you're never really led to care about any of them except for the case where there's one potential love story that is very quickly quashed and never has a chance to come to fruition. Unfortunately, I've already downloaded the other two prequel books in the series so I guess I'll be listening to those at some point but I'm definitely going to need a break from Card's newest works. It's unfortunate because I'm such a huge fan of the Ender universe and of Card, but I just couldn't bring myself to be entertained by this no matter how hard I tried.

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    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 03-07-15
    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 03-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice and fluid stroytelling"

    He rocks scifi writing! Gonna listen all I can from this saga! Book one leaves you on the edge, need book 2 right now!

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    E. Nafziger 03-06-15
    E. Nafziger 03-06-15 Member Since 2017
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    "well rounded narrative, great book"

    I am bias to Orson's books. the changing of the narrators based on who's viewpoint was happening was fantastic.

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    Milton Somerville, MA, USA 02-15-15
    Milton Somerville, MA, USA 02-15-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Meh,..."
    What did you like best about Earth Unaware? What did you like least?

    Read many of the Ender series. This one drags on, and dwells on the personal dimensions of forgettable characters. Found myself skipping sections which is usually a bad sign.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    A bit overwrought. Inflection that was almost parabolic.


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