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Laddertop Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Laddertop, by Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 0 (261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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An original science fiction tale by the bestselling author of Ender’s Game and his daughter

Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth and bestowed upon the human race the greatest technology ever seen—four giant towers known as Ladders that rise thirty-six thousand miles and culminate in space stations that power the entire planet. Then, for reasons unknown, the Givers disappeared. Due to the unique alien construction of the Laddertop space stations, only a skilled crew of children can perform the maintenance necessary to keep the stations up and running.

Back on Earth, competition is fierce to enter Laddertop Academy. It is an honor few students will achieve. Best friends Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are candidates for the academy, will become entangled in a dangerous mystery that may help them solve the riddle of the Givers—if it doesn’t destroy the Earth first.

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  • “The main characters in this volume are largely female, strong and intelligent, a wonderful departure from male-dominated extraterrestrial offerings…An intriguing beginning—readers will clamor for the follow-up.”

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Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Cindy Rowzee | 2/14/2014

    " This definitely has echoes of Ender's Game in it. I love the fact that the main character is female. I can't wait to read more to see where they go with the story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Brian Layman | 2/13/2014

    " The fact that this is manga explains a lot. In the audible edition, the sound was distracting. Most of it would have worked wonderfully as ring tones. I may even extract a few to use as ring tones. As a kids story, the book was ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Kevin Xu | 2/6/2014

    " This book is exactly the reason why I hate all of his works after Shadow of the Giant. Why would he be invovled in a project like this, even if it is to help ot a family memeber. Does he not know it is ripping the exact premise from his masterpiece, Ender's Game. If someone came to me with a idea similar to one of my works, I would throw the person out the door, and never speak or see him or her ever again. I just think is willing to publishing anything to appeal to the masses in order to make money anyway possible. I will never spent any money on any of his new books at all anymore. He has really disappointed me. Shame on you Orson Scott Card. Shame on you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Stacy | 1/27/2014

    " Despite a full cast, frequent sound effects, and trippy synthetic pop music between scenes, this did not translate well at all to audio. The story was fine, but the narration was stilted and everything just seemed off. I'll definitely be recommending the manga over the audiobook. "

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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. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his family.