Wyrms

By Orson Scott Card
Read by Emily Janice Card

11.52 Hours 07/01/2008 unabridged
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The sphere is alien in origin but has been controlled by man for millennia. A legend as old as the stars rules this constructed world: when the seventh seventh seventh human Heptarch is crowned, he will be the Kristos and will bring salvation—or eternal destruction of the cosmos. Patience is the only daughter of the rightful Heptarch, but she, like her father, serves the usurper who has destroyed her family; for she believes that duty to one’s race is more important than duty to one’s self. But the time for prudence has passed, and Patience must journey to the heartsoul of the planet with a small band of companions to confront her destiny—and the destiny of her world. Wyrms is a science fiction epic with mythological style that is sure to enchant listeners with its unique world and premise.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

The sphere is alien in origin but has been controlled by man for millennia. A legend as old as the stars rules this constructed world: when the seventh seventh seventh human Heptarch is crowned, he will be the Kristos and will bring salvation—or eternal destruction of the cosmos.

Patience is the only daughter of the rightful Heptarch, but she, like her father, serves the usurper who has destroyed her family; for she believes that duty to one’s race is more important than duty to one’s self. But the time for prudence has passed, and Patience must journey to the heartsoul of the planet with a small band of companions to confront her destiny—and the destiny of her world.

Wyrms is a science fiction epic with mythological style that is sure to enchant listeners with its unique world and premise.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most gripping SF adventure novels of recent years.” Science Fiction Chronicle
“[Patience’s] journey…is by turns a romantic, comic, and nightmarish education/final exam/rite of passage in a world of noble goblins and idiot savants, where the dead guide the living and where human and alien have intermingled in bizarre and now inseparable ways. A wonderful, textured fable.” Publishers Weekly
“Emily Janice Card narrates, providing the perfect voice for the character of Patience…Emily Card’s performance of a scene in which Patience has a difficult conversation with her father’s head is distinctive and chilling.” AudioFile
“Another outstanding science fiction novel from the prize-winning author of Ender’s Game…This is a fast-moving, absorbing story that asks readers to consider the relationship between government and the governed and between so-called superior and inferior races.” School Library Journal

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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: 11.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English