The Empire Duet

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,668 ratings

Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1 Publisher's Summary

Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario: a new American Civil War.

The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.

The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons, and strategic geniuses of their own.

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?

©2006 Orson Scott Card (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario: a new American Civil War. The American Empire has grown too fast, the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point, and the war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good pace, weak premise

    • By Andrea on 01-01-07

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 2

    • Hidden Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 2

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Orson Scott Card, Rusty Humphries
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400

    In this sequel to Card's best-selling novel Empire, Averell Torrent has become President of the United States, with enormous political and popular support and, if people only realized it, a tight grip on the reins of both political parties. He has launched America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance.But Captain Bartholomew Coleman, known as Cole to his friends and enemies alike, sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read Sequel!

    • By GH on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $31.93