Space Boy

By Orson Scott Card
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

1.85 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Is it space travel that children dream of, or merely visiting other worlds? Todd had always set his heart on being an astronaut, but when he meets an alien and travels to another world, he doesn’t use a spaceship; he just hangs out in his own backyard. In Space Boy, Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game, takes listeners into a strange and wonderful future, where people from another world regularly visit Earth, usually without being noticed. And when humans travel to their world, they find themselves dangerously weak and powerless, until Todd finds a way to set both worlds to rights. By turns funny and painful, Space Boy is Card at his best, exploring human nature for the entertainment of readers young and old.

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Summary

Summary

Is it space travel that children dream of, or merely visiting other worlds? Todd had always set his heart on being an astronaut, but when he meets an alien and travels to another world, he doesn’t use a spaceship; he just hangs out in his own backyard.

In Space Boy, Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game, takes listeners into a strange and wonderful future, where people from another world regularly visit Earth, usually without being noticed. And when humans travel to their world, they find themselves dangerously weak and powerless, until Todd finds a way to set both worlds to rights.

By turns funny and painful, Space Boy is Card at his best, exploring human nature for the entertainment of readers young and old.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Card works both pathos and humor into this tale of a family pulling together to rescue one of their own.” Publishers Weekly
“[Rudnicki’s] deep voice is full of pathos, wisdom and resonance…Card takes his time developing the characters, which allows Rudnicki room to bring them to life…Another terrific addition to the Orson Scott Card audiobook-shelf.” SFFAudio.com
“In a break from many young adult science fiction novels, Todd is…an early-teenage character…who is competent and capable and does not suffer from the Superman problem or being insufferable…The relationships at [the book’s] heart, between Todd and his father, his absentee mother, and his brother, form the core of the novella.” SFSite.com
“Space Boy offers readers that perennial delight, space travel without the hardware…Card writes with a deceptively simple clarity here, the kind of smart science fiction fairy tale that is exciting and rewarding for anyone who wants to wrap their brain around the present clothed as the near-future.” Trashotron.com

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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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.85
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English