Earth Afire

A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of a 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Voices, 2013

Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Audiobooks, 2013

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, 2013

One hundred years before Ender’s Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War.

Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame.

And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

Editorial Reviews

“The story progresses nimbly, with plenty of tension and excitement and Card’s usual well-developed characters.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Card’s gift for strong, memorable characters combined with screenwriter Johnston’s flair for vivid scene-building results in a standout tale.”

Library Journal (starred review)

Author Biography

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.

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Reader Biography

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.

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