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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Orson Scott Card, Rusty Humphries Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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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 and the potential disasters involved in his foreign military adventures. He quickly runs afoul of the president, and on the run, he and a few friends and allies seek proof of how Torrent orchestrated the political takeover - by assassinating a president and nearly starting a civil war.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/17/2011

    " The stuff about Fox News and Christianity in general was pretty ridiculous but the plague stuff made it a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick | 5/7/2011

    " Interesting thriller about an agenda by the president to shape the United States in the format of the Roman Empire. There are interesting subplots and conspiracies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cole | 4/21/2011

    " Loved the book. It was an excellent continuation of the first book. It got a little preachy about the role of Christianity, but I did enjoy how factually based it was. Thanks for the great read. The science, drama, and action were all very well done. A MUST READ for Military-Sci-Fi Fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 4/12/2011

    " A compelling read of plague, war, politics, & Sci-fi all wrapped up together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 3/31/2011

    " Really liked this. Just finished Empire right before reading so it was easy to remember the previous story line. Again this book made me think how fragile my way of like is. I also sobbed in this book which I haven't done in a long time. Very sad I am finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 3/14/2011

    " I only read this because there were so many unanswered questions after the first book, and actually ended up enjoying this more than the first book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 3/4/2011

    " This is a follow-up to Empire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 3/3/2011

    " I'm having difficulty remembering "Empire," but I have a more positive feeling about this one at the end than I did about that one. I may have to go back and re-read it, though, as I could barely remember the plot points that were brought up as memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 3/2/2011

    " Card never ceases to amaze me when it comes to his visionary ideas. This was not quite as good as Empire, but close. When's the next one coming out?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/13/2011

    " I was a very well written book and made the story seem very possible. I did not like the book because what seemed even likely to happen in the near future. It was not supposed to be a horror book, but it was scary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 2/9/2011

    " Fun, scary and thought-provoking. One of Card's better works. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joey | 2/8/2011

    " Dear God, this series made me start despising OSC. The first book was good, but this...? I can't even bring myself to describe it on a site as innocent as Goodreads, even on my own fucking profile thing. Read it. And you will understand. Unless you are Glenn Beck. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 2/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed "Empire" but "Hidden Empire" was a rather poor follow up. I've generally liked all of Orson Scott Card's books but this one was an actual disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/6/2011

    " It was interesting; certainly gives you something to think about. Politics is a hard thing to get right in any story. "

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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.