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Wyrms Audiobook

Wyrms

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Publisher's Summary

The sphere is alien in origin, but has been controlled by Man for millennia. A legend as old as the stars rules this constructed world: when the seventh seventh seventh human Heptarch is crowned, he will be the Kristos and will bring eternal salvation...or the destruction of the cosmos.

Patience is the only daughter of the rightful Heptarch, but she, like her father before her, serves the usurper who has destroyed her family. For she has learned the true ruler's honor: that duty to one's race is more important than duty to one's self. But the time for prudence has passed, and that which has slept for ages has awakened. Patience must journey to the heartsoul of this planet to confront her destiny...and her world's.

Wyrms is an Orson Scott Card classic, one of the novels that helped forge his young career.

©1987 Orson Scott Card; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Another outstanding science fiction novel from the prize-winning author of Ender's Game....This is a fast-moving, absorbing story." (School Library Journal)
"A wonderful, textured fable." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Joren Milpitas, US, Canada 12-27-14
    Joren Milpitas, US, Canada 12-27-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story"

    The story was exciting and unique. The variety of races and their interaction was not predictable which of course made it more difficult to hit the stop button! Thanks Audible, I'm behind in so many things that should be done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 05-21-14
    Andrew 05-21-14 Member Since 2007
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    "What a ridiculous story"
    What would have made Wyrms better?

    Some sensible not so predictable story


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I loved the Enders series of books but this was cabbage


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was reasonable


    What character would you cut from Wyrms?

    Hmmm, the Wyrmm....


    Any additional comments?

    Made me very cautious of reading anything else from him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ozgribbo Australia 02-22-14
    ozgribbo Australia 02-22-14
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    "Mundane swords and sorcery"

    I'm probably not the best person to review this book as I don't usually read this genre. Thought I'd give it a chance as I have enjoyed other works by this author. Although there were some interesting twists, generally it was a pretty forgettable plot. The narrator did a reasonably competent job but there was not enough differentiation between the characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimball United States 12-03-13
    Kimball United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not my favorite Orson Scott Card"

    Not my favorite Orson Scott Card but still worth the listen. I've listened to almost everything Orson Scott Card has on Audible. I've never been disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Radish Bliss Holdenville, OK 12-06-08
    Radish Bliss Holdenville, OK 12-06-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Shame!"

    It's all fun and games until the alien rapes and impregnates the underage heroin. Worst book of Card's career. And this from a fan!! One star because I like the narrator.

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kellan 11-16-10
    Kellan 11-16-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Heavy-Handed"

    This is just not Card's best work. In the afterward he [Card] even said that he thought it was preachy and heavy handed and there's no doubt that it's heavy-handed. The story itself is interesting but really it's not worth the massive amount of bickering and speculation that comprises Card's personal opinion. Honestly just avoid this book and sped your money on Card's far better work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Bayfield, CO, United States 03-25-08
    Nathan Bayfield, CO, United States 03-25-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Not Another Epic Journey Novel!"

    I am normally a big Orson Scott Card fan but this book just did not do a thing for me. I made it about half way through before calling it off. It turned out to be yet another formulaic ‘epic journey’ fantasy novel. Here is the formula: Under Estimated Main Character Long Journey Eccentric Characters picked up along the way = Arrival at the destination and each character is needed to ‘win the goal’. You know how it goes…The main character goes on a journey and picks up key characters along the way and when the little band arrives at the destination each character ends up being crucial to completing the mission. It just drug on and lacked creativity – I could see the plot devices coming from a mile away. Sorry Orson, but I have to give this one a single star rating.

    3 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Iqueno 09-16-10
    Iqueno 09-16-10 Listener Since 2007
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    "Typical Card"

    This is so typical of Card's work. Superbly hyped, by extremely disappointing. The story drags on and on. The only good thing I can say is that it is not out right plagiarrism like some of his other writings

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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