- Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Vikas Adam, Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Roxanne Hernandez
- Series: The First Formic War, Book 1, The Enderverse, Book 1
- Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-17-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
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El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.
They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.
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By Don Gilbert on 08-22-14
The beginning- or a plot filler
Earth unaware is a prequel to the Ender series and I guess the listener/ reader could begin with this series and then move on to Ender Games; but having already listened to the entire Orson Scott Card’s series, listening to Earth Unaware gave me such an Ominous sense of foreboding; and, even though I know what was coming, it kept my ears glued to the story.
I believe it fills a void that was missing from “Ender Games.” It gives us a more detailed background story about earth and the characters that will play a major part in the war, before the Formic, or “Buggers” attack.
This is not a standalone book, of course, and there are many sub-plots left hanging for the next book in the series, but O.S.C. is such a polished and professional writer that it was a satisfying start. His character development is superior; and, as he eludes to in his authors notes, he writes each segment of the book as if it were a scene in a play making the dialogue come to life.
A word about the narration; I’m not usually a fan of an assembled cast, preferring one talented narrator, but I thought they all did a superb job.
32 of 35 people found this review helpful
By Michael on 06-13-17
Good but no Ender and a lot of padding
I read the first three books in this prequel-series and they were good, but have a lot of padding. These three books could definitely have been one, significantly better, novel by cutting fluff. Even with the fluff these were better than most in the genre but nothing close to Ender's Game. If you love the series these are fine. but don't really stand on their own.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful