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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The sphere is alien in origin but has been controlled by man for millennia. A legend as old as the stars rules this constructed world: when the seventh seventh seventh human Heptarch is crowned, he will be the Kristos and will bring salvation—or eternal destruction of the cosmos.

Patience is the only daughter of the rightful Heptarch, but she, like her father, serves the usurper who has destroyed her family; for she believes that duty to one’s race is more important than duty to one’s self. But the time for prudence has passed, and Patience must journey to the heartsoul of the planet with a small band of companions to confront her destiny—and the destiny of her world.

Wyrms is a science fiction epic with mythological style that is sure to enchant listeners with its unique world and premise.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most gripping SF adventure novels of recent years.”

    Science Fiction Chronicle

  • “[Patience’s] journey…is by turns a romantic, comic, and nightmarish education/final exam/rite of passage in a world of noble goblins and idiot savants, where the dead guide the living and where human and alien have intermingled in bizarre and now inseparable ways. A wonderful, textured fable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Emily Janice Card narrates, providing the perfect voice for the character of Patience…Emily Card’s performance of a scene in which Patience has a difficult conversation with her father’s head is distinctive and chilling.”


  • “Another outstanding science fiction novel from the prize-winning author of Ender’s Game…This is a fast-moving, absorbing story that asks readers to consider the relationship between government and the governed and between so-called superior and inferior races.”

    School Library Journal

  • A New York Times Best Book of the Year

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenni | 2/20/2014

    " I listened to the unabridged version of this audio book from audible, and it was great. Narrated well and a captivating story, you'll be hooked! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grady Owens | 1/21/2014

    " Easily my favorite of Orson Scott Card's books, and for me that's saying a lot. I fell in love with his writing starting with Ender's Game, but this book takes the cake. A young woman discovers she is not only the rightful heir to the throne on her colonized planet, but furthermore she has been chosen by the Unwyrm, a beast whose will seems to control the world around it, to be its mate. Where creatures lack will, intelligence, or mercy, she must make her quest to the Unwyrm's lair and end its invisible rule before her people are doomed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dacia | 1/19/2014

    " It was ok, but not by any means a favorite by this author. It was entertaining but very abstract. Alot of the book is speant guessing at what certain words actually mean. I also found alot of the book disturbing. The family relationships were so unnatural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shawn Hurst | 1/18/2014

    " interesting book just a bit to science fiction for me. "

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