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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: A Full Cast, Orson Scott Card Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every ten. Somec created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built. It came near to destroying humanity.

After eons of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. Each carried human embryos, supplies, teaching robots, and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason Worthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried.

This is a full cast recording, with an afterword read by Orson Scott Card.

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  • “A gripping story…Even though the book is decades old, it could pass for being written this year. Technology advances, but relationships and moral dilemmas are timeless, and both are Mr. Card’s stock in trade.”


  • “Brick performs with his usual enthusiasm and engagement.”


  • “Brick maintains his interest and enthusiasm throughout.” 


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Britney | 2/16/2014

    " This is a book about Jason Worthing, the world he came from, and his descendants, told in three parts (a compilation of previously published work by Card and a few previously unpublished stories). The first part, The Worthing Chronicle, is a novel by itself - and I found it interesting but a little hard to trudge through (it took me a week to read 280 pages). I really enjoyed the second part, Tales From the Capitol, which explores the backgrounds of some characters met in The Worthing Chronicle and delves further into the world Worthing escaped. The final part, Tales From the Forest of Waters, consists of three alternate versions of stories told in The Worthing Chronicle, and by this point I couldn't wait for the book to be over. I didn't really enjoy the first two and while the third redeemed the section, it still wasn't as compelling as the Capitol stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 2/16/2014

    " I have reached new levels of nerdery. I am really liking the fantasy stories from Card. This was my second nerd fest and I gotta tell you, this was fun and interesting to read. I really like the complex story lines that overlap - he is just a great storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nick | 2/9/2014

    " Jumping through time to see the progress of man makes us less human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mairead Walpole | 2/7/2014

    " One of my "if you were stranded on a desert island..." choices. "

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