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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Homecoming Series Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781455192823
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For millennia, the planet Harmony has been protected by the Oversoul, an artificial intelligence programmed to prevent thoughts of war and conquest from threatening the fragile remnant of Earth’s peoples. But as the Oversoul’s systems have begun to fail, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. Using forbidden technology, the ambitious and ruthless General Moozh has won control of an army and is aiming it at the city of Basilica.

Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop an army. As Lady Rasa, through whom the Oversoul speaks, attempts to defeat Moozh through intrigue, Naifeh and his family prepare to voyage to the stars in search of the planet called Earth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There seems little doubt that the whole series will prove as readable—and as morally committed—as we’ve come to expect from Card.”

    Locus

  • “Superb.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Turning Orson Scott Card’s The Call of Earth into an audiobook presents a challenge to the director and the reader since Card saddled his main characters with names like General Vozmuzhalnoy Vozmozhno, Rashgallivak, and Gaballufix. But narrator Stefan Rudnicki makes it sound easy. These names just roll off his tongue. He has similar success with all the tongue-twisting names of people in this faraway world of Harmony. Rudnicki is a master of scene setting, his calm, paternal voice laying the groundwork for a story of intense passion and intrigue.”

    AudioFile

  • “With characteristic insights into the moral nature of the individual, Card explores the ramifications that face those persons chosen to answer a ‘higher call.’ This second volume of the Homecoming [series] will appeal to the author’s many fans.”

    Library Journal

  • “The balance of action, characterization, and world building is as accomplished as we have come to expect from Card.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olgalijo | 2/18/2014

    " Not a very complicated sci fi series, but I like the character development. Human relationships develop slowly and clearly. The world created is well developed, so it's credible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Tice | 2/12/2014

    " I liked how he brought Moozh into the city to help blend everything together and then left him there when the new "tribe" left. I am anxious to read the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boronia | 2/9/2014

    " It got a bit slow and tedious, I got bored but persevered. It picked up momentum in the last chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/7/2014

    " I hope he gets back to the BoM in the next one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory Aldrich | 2/2/2014

    " This one took me a little to get into. I read a couple other books between finishing Volume I, The Memory of Earth, so I had to remember all the characters. Once I got back into it, the story and writing were as good as I remembered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 1/28/2014

    " This one was better than the first. Very enjoyable. I feel like this series is turning into a mix between scifi and fantasy. The people live simple lives, but have some advanced technology. There is also this fantastical connection between them and the computer controlling their lives; one girl is a seer and another a raveler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/23/2014

    " This one was ok. Not too riveting. Finished it pretty quickly, so the plot line did keep me going a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noah | 1/20/2014

    " Creative series, seems a bit slow at times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Branden Hinen | 1/17/2014

    " It is the second book in the Homecoming Saga... It is the coninuation of the story of Wetchik and his sons as they try and do the will of the Oversoul, the sophisticated computer put into orbit to watch over humanity... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Boarman | 10/29/2013

    " Much better than the first!! Story line is getting really good!! Im glad Card could get back on track because he is one of my favorite authors! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/28/2013

    " Card's books are sometimes hard to get into, but I eventually get hooked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan Powell | 10/23/2013

    " Good series so far...I'm looking forward to a little more sci-fi and a little less politics in the coming books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyn | 11/13/2011

    " Had to return it to the library before I could finish it. I think i read the first one years ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zarakoda | 10/31/2011

    " Not to say this book was awful. Just not "up to par" to what Card can accomplish. It was fairly predictable and entirely about a family getting married. Some interesting dynamics within that, but still - not near as intriguing as the first book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/10/2011

    " Book #2 is just as good as book #1. Full of omg moments. I really like this one. Upbeat & moving through the whole book. I barely put this down, just like book 1. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 8/8/2011

    " This series is loosely based on the Book of Mormon. Interesting read, but more sexual in content than I expected. Not a book for children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Hyland | 3/31/2011

    " Liked this book. Card is a favorite author. Even though these are a lot like the story of Nephi in the Book Of Mormon, i really like the motivations and personalities he gives to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 3/16/2011

    " I loved the back ground of this book and how the hero had amazing communication skills, I don't know if I ever finished the series, I remember being really confused on where it was going. It might have made me depressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/19/2010

    " The Call of Earth by Orson Scott Card (1994) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 8/4/2010

    " I do like that this book makes it clear that Laman and Lemuel (of the Book of Mormon) were different individuals and probably didn't have exactly the same personality. Usually they get lumped together when they're talked about in Sunday School. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gus | 7/18/2009

    " I enjoyed this 5 book series. But...the plot is a direct parallel of the first half of the book of mormon. I wish I hadn't read this series because every time I read the beginning of the BoM my mind drifts back to this series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asia Snow | 4/17/2009

    " he is a brilliant author "

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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.