The Worthing Saga

By Orson Scott Card
Read by a full cast with an afterword read by Orson Scott Card

18.58 Hours 01/01/2005 unabridged
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It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every ten. Somec created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built. It came near to destroying humanity. After eons of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. Each carried human embryos, supplies, teaching robots, and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason Worthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried. This is a full cast recording, with an afterword read by Orson Scott Card.

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Summary

Summary

It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every ten. Somec created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built. It came near to destroying humanity.

After eons of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. Each carried human embryos, supplies, teaching robots, and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason Worthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried.

This is a full cast recording, with an afterword read by Orson Scott Card.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping story…Even though the book is decades old, it could pass for being written this year. Technology advances, but relationships and moral dilemmas are timeless, and both are Mr. Card’s stock in trade.” SFFAudio
“Brick performs with his usual enthusiasm and engagement.” AudioFile
“Brick maintains his interest and enthusiasm throughout.”  Kliatt

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Reviews

by Janet 9/13/2017
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Great story spans eons and isn't afraid of difficult questions

This saga spans eons of time starting with a future developed far beyond our own, to a farther future that has it's inhabitants building huts, to an even farther future where the minds of some reign supreme. This story manages to entertain you while at the same time exploring big questions such as "should humans want to live forever", "why does God let bad things happen" and "what does it really mean to be human". A great read.
by isabella b 9/13/2017
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exciting science fiction

Very well written and read novel. I had to steel myself to stop listened and go to sleep, that's hew rivilting the book was.

Author

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: 18.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English