The Call of Earth : Homecoming: Vol. 2

Orson Scott Card and Orson Scott Card

Stefan Rudnicki (Narrator)

08-21-08

10hrs 41min

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08-21-08

10hrs 41min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

Description

“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

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.

Praise

“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

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Language English
Release Day Aug 20, 2008
Release Date August 21, 2008
Number in Series 2
Series Display String The Homecoming Series
Release Date Machine 1219276800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
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.

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.

Narrator Bio
Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than five thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than nine 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.

Overview

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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