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3.00134637514384 out of 53.00134637514384 out of 53.00134637514384 out of 53.00134637514384 out of 53.00134637514384 out of 5 3.00 (1,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston, Aaron Johnson Narrator: Aaron Johnson, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The First Formic War Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781427221551
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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.

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  • “The somber basso voice of Stefan Rudnicki and two well-chosen players march through the story, with a young man's voice particularly effective in segments featuring the angst-ridden teenager. This is an outstanding job, with more to come. AudioFile Magazine

  • As the narration passes from character to character, the talented cast... easily keeps listeners intrigued with skillful characterizations that feature unique voices, accents, and dialects. And by the time the huge alien ship arrives and the story kicks into high gear, listeners will be utterly captivated by this exciting adventure. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 JKinPA | 2/14/2017

    " I really like prequels to stories I have enjoyed, it adds some depth to the original story here with some noticeable enhanced storytelling from the original Ender's Game story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/5/2014

    " OSC is back. After a disppointing read in Ender in Exile I thoroughly enjoyed this prequel. Great characters, great science fiction, a definite page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 1/4/2014

    " This story is really good. It has a great flow and is lots of fun. I would have easily given it 5 stars except for one thing: it ended at a pretty random spot in the story, and (spoiler alert) it doesn't cover the entire First Formic War. Other than that, it's really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Goldman | 12/26/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was a refreshing new look into the Ender universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/19/2013

    " This prequel to my favorite series was as good as I had hoped. I just wish I didn't have to always wait for the next book. Patience isn't a strength of mine. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Knier | 12/5/2013

    " More Enderverse. What were you expecting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl Heinz | 12/3/2013

    " As noted by others, this takes place before the Ender series. The title implies that this is the beginning of a new series. I hope so since it ends rather abruptly with a number of loose ends which will, I hope, be developed further so that it will dovetail better with the Ender series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 11/28/2013

    " I loved reading about what happened before the Formica came to earth. The deep space mining clans were fascinating to me. I can't get the idea of dogs in zero gravity out of my head. I want to know wha happens to victor next! It was so great to return to the Ender- verse, or per Ender- verse! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 10/5/2013

    " This makes up for the disappointment I felt about Ender in Exile and Shadows in Flight. I suspect it has to do with Aaron Johnston co-authoring this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 8/30/2013

    " LOVED it. I am quite attached to all the Enderverse-related books, & it excites me that the author is still writing more for it. Not only still writing, but still writing stuff that is exciting & interesting & all the stuff I like about the stuff I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 8/21/2013

    " Leaves you wanting more. Very believable and a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/15/2013

    " I'm not convinced Orson Scott Card had anything to do with writing this novel, with the exception of perhaps the idea itself. Not his style of writing; and although I enjoyed it, I didn't love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sannasue | 6/19/2013

    " I love how Orson Scott Card writes his characters. I loved the characters before the first chapter was done. One character never made an actual appearance, just was referenced alot, and I still loved her. THis is obviously going to be another series, so I will be looking forward to the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/23/2013

    " Some people didn't seem to like this book, but I really enjoyed finding out about how the buggers managed to reach Earth Unaware. What can I say? I just enjoy everything I have ever read from Orson Scott Card. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Troy | 2/24/2013

    " Another great and quick read from Orson Scott Card. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 1/21/2013

    " Good backstory. Not as good as the original group of books, but those are hard to beat. For a series that has been really dragging it out as much as possible, it's great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 10/10/2012

    " Oh no! It's a cliffhanger. I want the next one now but it's not written yet. Card, please hurry up ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karis Huster | 10/1/2012

    " Great book. Looking forward to the rest of the formic wars coming out. Card is a great author and this is too great a story line to just let it drop after the ender series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Howard | 9/25/2012

    " Good book. Good background to original Ender story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 9/20/2012

    " I was incredibly excited to get this book and start reading, and then disappointed when I read that it is the first in a three part series. Oh well. I liked it, but it wasn't nearly as good as the Ender books. I wish books 2 & 3 were out already though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 9/14/2012

    " Can't wait for the next one! "

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About the Author
Author Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.