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Earth Awakens

The First Formic War, Book 3
Série : The First Formic War, Volume 3, The Enderverse, Volume 3
Durée : 14 h et 49 min
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The story of The First Formic War continues in Earth Awakens.

Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun. 

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn’t wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.

THE ENDER UNIVERSE 

Ender series: 

  • Ender’s Game
  • Speaker for the Dead
  • Xenocide
  • Children of the Mind
  • Ender in Exile

Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series:

  • Ender’s Shadow
  • Shadow of the Hegemon
  • Shadow Puppets
  • Shadow of the Giant
  • Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware
  • Earth Afire
  • Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm

The Hive Ender novellas:

  • A War of Gifts
  • First Meetings 
©2014 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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  • Chuck
  • 23/06/2014

Sets the Stage for Ender's Game

What did you love best about Earth Awakens?

Powerful ending, gets you charged for the Second Formic War! Keep in mind, there is still one more war before Ender - but the story concludes with a believable resolution and connects some of the dots between a pre-Formic era and that of Battle School.

What did you like best about this story?

Seeing Mazer develop and witness his initial recognition of the unique value that (gifted) kids can provide. Some of the tenets of Battle School gain their origin in this book.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the band was finally all together. After two novels of parallel story lines I was eager for them to be in the same room planning for an attack. All history of "only being a free miner" or a "corporate snake" is at last left behind with all focus on a high risk mission.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lem's holo to Victor; after all they had been through together and against each other - admitting that he truly appreciates and respects him.

Any additional comments?

Love the conclusion to this story arc. Being former military, and having directly worked with several other countries militaries, the bureaucracy is totally believable. I know the science is probably a bit much for academics to accept but if you have read the other 15-ish books in this series you should be beyond that. There are two reasons that this story did not get 5 stars: 1. There's only so many times that I can hear "I can't let you risk your life" and actually believe it. The characters are always in dire situations and I'd think by the time it's do-or-all-humans-die it's total war time and everyone is all-in, just accept the help and MOVE!2. I have been to China and know how prideful and protective a society/government they are, but the thought that they would STILL not ask for help after millions of their civilians are butchered by aliens is a stretch. If nothing else at least the Russians and maybe the North Koreans would be welcomed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27/06/2019

Liked it

Good story with riveting suspense. However, the inconsistencies and suspension of reality in the last half seriously detracted from the overall enjoyment of the series.

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  • D. Finkelstein
  • 25/06/2018

Keep the character voices consistent

sometimes hard to follow characters because the voices change throughout the reading. wish the readers would have selected specific characters and keep with them throughout

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  • damiller
  • 27/05/2018

he pronounces silent h"s

Horrible narration., heavy breathing, some are robotic, other finish every single sentence with a sigh, other narrator pronounces silent h's. great story, awful narration.

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  • Richard
  • 11/08/2017

Another great one

I've listened to the whole Ender/Bean series and this 1st Formica war series is a must.

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  • jeffery s. dubin
  • 09/11/2015

Wow !!!!!!!!

I just finished the 3rd book and I wish there was more to it.

Great story to listen to.

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  • ionut
  • 15/10/2015

excelent story and performance

It was always a pleasure to listen to or read Orson Scott Cards stories. However, now, with the contribuțion of Aaron Jonston the story îs even better, sharper, with more acțion, more thrill.... Excelent job done by the two of them.

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  • Paul
  • 21/06/2015

Cards first failure

Once you get past all the inconsistencies that are being retconned in, you are left with a predictable overdramatic melodrama that drags more than it moves. There are character death scenes that are so drawn out as to cause the listener or reader to pull a kavorkian and help put the damn character down. This final installment of the first formic war is not only the weakest end perverse book to date, but the weakest book Card has ever been a part of. its not the worst I've ever read or listened to, but damn it might make bottom 10.

the audio performers if they are going to try accents should try to at least keep them consistent, but that is just one piece of what made for a sloppy audio performance. this was just plain bad.

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  • physicistProgrammer
  • 14/06/2014

A masterpiece! One of my favorites

What did you love best about Earth Awakens?

The book is full of the type of characters that you can really cheer for. Sound minds face seemingly insurmountable challenges and their solutions are so wise, you can almost learn life lessons from them. O ya, and there is a ship load of thrilling action.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mazer Rackam is my hero. (So is Col. Graff but he isn't in this book.) He is tough as nails, teachable as a child, innovative as Ender, and yet he still develops and progresses in the book.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Lem Dukes' voice is something special. His oily self righteous personality is all over his voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were quite a few heart wrenching cliff hangers of especially potent strength. And at the chant of WE ARE THE SONS OF U.D.T.... I am so glad I chose to get this as an audiobook.

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  • Freeman
  • 16/07/2014

this series is going downhill

the actual writing still feels like OSC, but the imagination put into this book doesn't feel remotely close to the first ender series. it's at the point where despite reading the original and a few of the shadow series books, i'm not even sure i'll listen to book #4. :(

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  • Albert
  • 25/02/2015

Endlich ein Ende?

In diesem Teil kommt alles zu einem vorläufigen Ende:
Die Geschichte wirkte für mich gegen Ende stark konstruiert, alle bekommen ihren Gegenpart, unnötige Charaktere werden entsorgt, Vater Sohn Beziehungen noch stärker dramatisiert... (Man möge dazu stehen wie man will)
Und die Runde an Sprechern ist auch etwas sonderbar gelungen. Je nach Szenen-Hauptprotagonist wechselt der/die SprecherIn und manchmal überschneiden sich die Charaktere, was bei der unterschiedlichen Interpretation einer Charakters pro Sprecher sehr verwirrend ist.

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