The Memory of Earth: Homecoming, Vol. 1

By Orson Scott Card
Directed by Emily Janice Card
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

The Homecoming Series: Book 1

10.55 Hours 04/01/2008 unabridged
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High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission. But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

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Summary

Summary

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves.

The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As always, Mr. Card writes with energy and conviction.” New York Times Book Review
“I'm hooked…A thoroughly enjoyable piece of storytelling. What the heck—bring on number two." Chicago Tribune
“Card is a master storyteller, and The Memory of Earth is eminently readable.” Seattle Times
“Rudnicki’s pace is steady and even. His narration has a light touch that is sensitive to the nuances of the prose. The characters are primary in this book, and Rudnicki reflects their personalities and the complexities of their relationships. He’s a consummate storyteller who is at home with the tale he tells.” Audiofile
“One of the genre’s most convincing storytellers.” Library Journal
“[Card] writes fluently and persuasively.” Kirkus Reviews

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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, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English