Written By: Aaron Johnston, Orson Scott Card

Narrated By: Stefan Rudnicki

Date: June 2014

Duration: 14 hours 39 minutes


The story of The First Formic War continues in Earth Awakens.

Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel Ender's Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn't wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.


Ender series
Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet

Ender’s Shadow series
Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm / The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts / First Meetings


  • Larry M.

    Yep the glitches were a problem. The story was great a little too much character development. The main reader was a little annoying in how he over pronounced and stretched things out. I appreciate the clarity though.

  • Dennis W.

    I actually loved the book, but the glitches in the audio quality were incredibly bad in many places throughout the book--lots of skipping and missing content!

  • Rod M.

    And I continue being pulled through these incredible books.

  • dillan p

    The book truely deserves 5 stars. However, the quality of the book here on audiobooks.com is terrible! At the end of chapter 8 the book cuts to chapter abruptly at the end of a sentence. Being suspicious I went and found a physical copy to find that it had skipped 3 pages from the book. If you're listening to this book chances are you've read/listened to many of cards books. As you may know he loves to stick cliff hangers at the very end of chapters so 3 pages missing from the end of a chapter can be a huge deal. I was okay with it happening for the most part until it happened again and again. Other than technical issues this book is fantastic and I highly recommend!

  • Luke Goodman

    Excellent book and excellent narration. However, the audio quality has fairly frequent glitches and failures. Several chapters are missing the last minute or so. The book is still understandable, but leaves you to fill in the blanks occasionally. Worth listening to, but be warned that it gets frustrating.

  • Lee Chambliss

    The story itself is excellent and the narrators are convincing. The recording quality is low. If you remember vinyl records and how they would sometimes stick in a grove? Or how CDs would do something similar in a track and repeat and hyperspeed and the only way around the skipping wpuld be to just skip the track? That's this recording. It wasnt so severe that the story was unintelligible as a whole, but it was very annoying because it happened a lot. Same occured throughout the trilogy of pre-Ender books. Rating narration a 2 because of this factor.

  • Cameron Earl

    Exceptional writing and VO talent. Loved the series.

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