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Card was heavily influenced by the Foundation series in this work. I'm not making that up. He says so in the afterward. But he brings his own unique style and perspective to "universe building".
These stories require some patience. Don't expect alot of action and aliens. This isn't Ender's universe.
Card examines the influence of two technological events on the development of human society; the ability to "sleep" for decades at a time, and psychic ability to control the thoughts and memories of others. How do these changes influence the way people act and relate? What happens when whole classes of individuals can skip through time like stones across a pond? The stories are thought provoking and prove that card is a much more interesting writer than the recent "Ender and Bean" novels would indicate.
The production is excellent and the readers are first rate.
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I have loved Orson Scott Card in the past, but this "story" seems like a series of parables, and the characters and plot only exist to further the philosophical/social/political musings of the author. Each chapter felt like sitting through a sermon. I don't intend to listen to the last third of the book.
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The Worthing Saga is a highly original book. The Saga is split into two main parts. The first part take up two thirds of the saga length and is the main story. The last third is a collection of short stories covering interesting key people not full explored in the main story.
Orson Scott Card once again draws you in with a highly original captive story that follows the life of a unique individual from his troubled child-hood through to his part in the down fall and recreation of the galaxy. The narrative is well done and certainly adds to the story.
I listened to this book on a traveling holiday and found myself waiting to get back on the road so i could find out what happens next. It is a must listen for any Sci-Fi fan.
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I listen over and over its always great
It has everything in it old time futuristic spiritual technology spaceships wooden boats mystery gods and creepy children
And lastly the reason I chose the book all those years ago and discovered Orson Scott card it has Worthing! Not the seaside town in Sussex but pick up the book it kinda explains..