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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,361 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:
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High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves.

The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As always, Mr. Card writes with energy and conviction.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “I'm hooked…A thoroughly enjoyable piece of storytelling. What the heck—bring on number two."

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Card is a master storyteller, and The Memory of Earth is eminently readable.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Rudnicki’s pace is steady and even. His narration has a light touch that is sensitive to the nuances of the prose. The characters are primary in this book, and Rudnicki reflects their personalities and the complexities of their relationships. He’s a consummate storyteller who is at home with the tale he tells.”


  • “One of the genre’s most convincing storytellers.”

    Library Journal

  • “[Card] writes fluently and persuasively.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kirby | 2/18/2014

    " One of Card's more bland series. Ender's Game and the next two or three were excellent, so was the Alvin Maker series. I think, maybe because this was some of Card's earlier work, it just seemed a little flat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dylan | 2/11/2014

    " Great book hands down. Written like the Ender books, but refreshing because the people in it are "normal" intelligent instead of super genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yosh Waters | 2/11/2014

    " Card is probably the biggest influence on me in SF because I'm a big fan of the Ender series... but that doesn't mean I love everything about all of his work. The Memory of Earth, for example, is a great read... but may require a little patience, as it is just ramping up to a bigger overall story. Very much worth looking into I'd say, giving it a shot, and then decide if you want to continue with the series - I myself went on to the 2nd book but got sidetracked somewhere and will have to pick it up again sometime. Don't expect a lot of tech in this story - Card seems to be doing a sort of futuristic retelling of Mormon history(he's a mormon himself) and part of that seems to be relating technology to celestial power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Qweengoober | 1/31/2014

    " This is an interesting series since the plot is based on part of the Book of Mormon. He's taken some of the events and characters and placed them in a sci-fi world. I found it insightful and interesting. It made me think. We are encouraged to apply the scriptures to our own lives. Seeing the story in a different way helped me to see things in it that I hadn't seen before. "

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