Empire

Empire

Orson Scott Card; read by Stefan Rudnicki with the author

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The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.

The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own.

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?

Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War.

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EMPIRE (Chapter 1)

CAPTAIN MALICH

Treason only matters when it is committed by trusted men.

The Team of four Americans had been in the village for three months. Their mission was to build trust until they could acquire accurate information about the activities of a nearby warlord believed to be harboring some operatives of Al Qaeda.

All four soldiers were highly trained for their Special Ops assignment. Which meant that they understood a great deal about local agriculture and husbandry, trade, food storage, and other issues on which the survival and prosperity of the village

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The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.

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“The ideal presentation of any book of mine is to have excellent actors perform it in audio format.”—Orson Scott Card from the afterword of Ender’s Game

“The folks at Audio Renaissance have quite literally brought greatness to the text. They’ve included an introduction and a postscript read by Card himself, both of which place the novel and the audiobook in its context as well as enlightening us to the author’s method of its construction. Multiple readers led by Stefan Rudnicki work perfectly to vocally illustrate each chapter, character and scene.”
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Orson Scott Card; read by Stefan Rudnicki with the author

Orson Scott Card is the bestselling author of Ender’s Game, and is one of science fiction’s most successful writers. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Stefan Rudnicki was born in Poland and now resides in Studio City, California. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, and has participated in more than a thousand as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He is a recipient of multiple Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as a Grammy Award as an audiobook producer. Along with casts of other narrators, Stefan has read a number of Orson Scott Card's best-selling science fiction novels, published by Macmillan Audio. In reviewing the 20th anniversary edition audiobook of Card’s Ender's Game, Publishers Weekly stated, "Card's phenomenal emotional depth comes through in the quiet, carefully paced speech of each performer...In particular, Rudnicki, with his lulling, sonorous voice, does a fine job articulating Ender's inner struggle between the kind, peaceful boy he wants to be and the savage, violent actions he is frequently forced to take. This is a wonderful way to experience Card's best-known and most celebrated work, both for longtime fans and for newcomers."

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Empire
Orson Scott Card; read by Stefan Rudnicki with the author

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Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
November 2006
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200082
ISBN10: 1427200084
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$19.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765355225
ISBN10: 0765355221
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 368 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429966511
ISBN10: 1429966513
352 pages
$7.99
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