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Treason Audiobook

Treason

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Publisher's Summary

Lanik Mueller is a "rad" - radical regenerative - a freak who can regenerate injured flesh...and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. On a planet without hard metals, or the means of escape, iron offers the promise of freedom through the chance to build a spacecraft.

But it is a promise which may never be fulfilled, as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination. Now charged with a mission of conquest - and exile - Lanik devises a bold and dangerous plan to finally break the vicious chain of rivalry and bloodshed that enslaves the people of the planet Treason.

©1988 Orson Scott Card; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Card provides a colorful dramatization of ethical issues and questions of identity against a backdrop of bizarrely fascinating races." (Publishers Weekly)
"Exemplifies Card's talent for creating disturbingly compelling, beautifully written stories." (Library Journal)

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    David D. Schneider 08-22-16 Member Since 2017

    Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.

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    "A fascinating OSC story from 1979 . . . 😱"

    5 stars is great.
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    __________________________________________________ For fans of Orson Scott Card this is a 5 star story (and it has been a long time since I gave a listen a five star rating) but for those who like his work but are not "fans" I would call this 4 stars. _______________________________________________________ There are a few slow areas but in retrospect these all build a background that all works nicely together into a very enjoyable and unusual story. _____________________ 😱

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    charles 05-27-16
    charles 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!!"

    Very good read. Very imaginative and well written story by oeson scott card. On to the next one.

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    Mbeck 05-20-15
    Mbeck 05-20-15
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    "Another great book by OSC"

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a bit stranger, and strays a bit here and there from the central plot, but I really enjoyed it.

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    Jeffrey Simmons Sr Birmingham, AL 02-24-15
    Jeffrey Simmons Sr Birmingham, AL 02-24-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    Beautiful. Sad. Tragic. Honest. Heroic. Cruel. True. Entertaining. Simple. Complex. Heavy. Gently Crafted. Remarkable. Unbelievable. Heart-breaking. Hope-restoring. Phenomenal. Expectation-shattering. Orson Scott Card does it again. And he does so beautifully.

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    Carver Pittsburgh, PA, United States 06-14-13
    Carver Pittsburgh, PA, United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Stars say it all."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have kept Orson from writing it until later in his career.


    What could Orson Scott Card have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?


    Which scene was your favorite?


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

    Mmm, maybe.


    Any additional comments?

    I really like Ender's Game (also by Orson Scott Card), but Treason is a few good ideas wrapped in sensational plot progressions that betray how long ago he wrote it. I'd recommend it if you're crazy for sci-fi/fantasy and are more or less out of other options...

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    Katelin 03-26-13
    Katelin 03-26-13
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    "OSC does it again"
    Where does Treason rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Once again Orson Scott Card takes the reader into a fantastical world all of his own creation. What an imagination this man has! The book was a good listen; I feel that it could have been better (and OSC agrees in his intro). Not as good as the Ender's Game books, but still a great exercise for the imagination.


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    brandon CONCORD, CA, United States 12-23-12
    brandon CONCORD, CA, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Mutant Prince's Epic Quest"
    What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

    His low voice fit the part of what a strapping prince with the ability to regenerate body parts might sound like.


    Any additional comments?

    I will confess to only buying this book because it was in the bargain bin, so to speak. Years ago I had read "Ender's Game" and it was a good read but I was not impressed continually like I was with "Treason".

    "Treason" follows the story of a prince exiled because he has an "incurable" genetic deformity.
    His quest for a cure and reacceptance into his kingdom spans the planet Treason, so named, because all of the original inhabitants had been exiled from Earth, for having committed unknown atrocities. After many generations, the families of these original war criminals have developed in to individual kingdoms that all have a distinct specialty in a branch of science or communication. For example, the main character descended from many generations of geneticist, who eventually unlocked the bodies ability to regenerate limbs. This ability affords his countrymen a powerfull advantage in battle but ultimately turns into a disadvantage when he is exiled and has to face the prospect of fighting members of his own familiy.

    There are a lot of curve balls in the plot and I won't give them up. There were many times when I thought the story was going to settle in to a usual "sci-fi quest story" tragectory, when I was suprised by another twist. I wish that this book, instead of "Ender's Game" had spawned numerous sequels. There is such a variety to the themes and twists in this book that I fealt that anyone of them could have been developed in to its own book.

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    Amazon Customer 12-12-12
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    "Not bad, a little odd"
    What did you love best about Treason?

    The other worldlyness of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't especially like listening to lines about the main character being aroused by his own breasts... TMI

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    K.D. Keenan Northern California 12-11-12
    K.D. Keenan Northern California 12-11-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Not Card's Finest"

    I might have liked this book better if I was not simultaneously reading Kage Baker's "The House of the Stag." The protagonists in both stories acquire superhuman abilities that allow them to overcome the obstacles posed by the worlds in which they live. I became a trifle confused between the two stories and annoyed that the heroes needed to be superhuman to make a difference. Perhaps I would have liked both books better if I had read them at different times.

    That being said, Card is an excellent writer and I did finish the book.

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    James Fitchburg, MA, United States 12-05-12
    James Fitchburg, MA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012

    Retired Tech.

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    "Pont of View"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Treason to be better than the print version?

    I like Audio better than print for one reason specifically: It "speaks" to me. I thought tat the first person aspect in the narration enhanced by this abd gave added meaning ti the word "I".....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was the narrator because he had to explain to "himself" who he was before anyone else could understand.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I thought that the lack of sympathy toward the stepmother was annyoing


    Any additional comments?

    Everybody feels "different" but not always proud of itso can understand the characters....

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