The Empire Duet
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  • 1
    Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1 | Orson Scott Card

    Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Good pace, weak premise

    While the pace of this book was engaging, the premise was not. Progressive democrats invading NYC with their own mechanized militia? Then easily foo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2007 by Andrea (Northampton, MA, USA)
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    Hidden Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 2 | Orson Scott Card

    Hidden Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Orson Scott Card, Rusty Humphries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
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    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.

    Red State vs. Blue State-> Benevolent Dicatator?

    Orson Scott Card does nothing if he doesn't thoroughly analyze a topic through his novels. Some may be pure fiction, such as time travel analyzed in P..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2014 by JTF (Cary, NC USA)