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Hidden Empire

Empire

Orson Scott Card, read by the author, Stefan Rudnicki and Rusty Humphries

Macmillan Audio

In this sequel to Card’s bestselling novel Empire, Averell Torrent has become President of the United States, with enormous political and popular support and, if people only realized it, a tight grip on the reins of both political parties.  He has launched America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance.

But Captain Bartholomew Coleman, known as Cole to his friends and enemies alike, sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy and the potential disasters involved in his foreign military adventures. Cole quickly runs afoul of Torrent; on the run, he and a few friends and allies seek proof of how Torrent orchestrated the political takeover that included assassinating a President and nearly starting a civil war.

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HIDDEN EMPIRE (ONE SICK MONKEYS)

This is a dangerous planet. Only a politician would try to tell you otherwise. And I'm not talking about wars--we're America, we win our wars. There are earthquakes, storms, volcanoes. Plagues can appear out of nowhere and slaughter millions of people. Blights can wipe out our crops. A meteor the size of a bus could hit the earth and send us back to the Stone Age. An extraordinary solar flare could destroy our electronics or heat our atmosphere so much our crops all die and we starve.

And whom do we put in charge of helping us prepare to cope with such disasters?

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Hidden Empire, read by the author, Stefan Rudnicki and Rusty Humphries. In this sequel to Card's bestselling novel Empire, Averell Torrent has become President of the United States, with enormous political and popular support and, if people only realized it, a tight grip on the reins of both political parties. He has launched America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance.

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"Audie Award winner Stefan Rudnicki, nationally syndicated talk-show host Rusty Humphries, and the author himself read, all delivering superb performances." - Library Journal
 
"The sum of it all is a fine addition to Card's already-impressive canon." - Providence Journal

“I love audio books, and this is a good one…I highly recommend Hidden Empire.” – SF Revu

 
 
"Audie Award winner Stefan Rudnicki, nationally syndicated talk-show host Rusty Humphries, and the author himself read, all delivering superb performances." - Library Journal
 
"The sum of it all is a fine addition to Card's already-impressive canon." - Providence Journal

“I love audio books, and this is a good one…I highly recommend Hidden Empire.” – SF Revu

 
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Orson Scott Card, read by the author, Stefan Rudnicki and Rusty Humphries

  • ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Ender in Exile, Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender's Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game. He has been a well-known figure in the gaming world for more than twenty years. 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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    Hidden Empire

    Empire

    Orson Scott Card, read by the author, Stefan Rudnicki and Rusty Humphries

    Prometheus Award Nominee
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