One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War.
Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame.
And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.
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Great story, enjoyed the narration
Excellent, couldn't stop listening.
If all of Orson Scott Cards endings are this unsatisfying, I don’t expect to buy any more of his books. Definitely unsatisfactory.
I thought the book was fantastic. I think all of the narrators do a good job. The one that follows the Chinese character does a great job with the voices as well. Another reviewer says the narration was distracting, but I thought he was able to pull off sounding like a child when it was a child's part and sounding like an adult during their parts.
As for the story, it moves pretty quickly and is very entertaining. I expected the book to cover the entire first formic war. I thought the next book would have the second war. But apparently this trilogy covers the first war and they'll do another trilogy for the second war. So this book was a touch unsatisfying in that I didn't get the resolution I was hoping for by the end of the book.
But it's a great read/listen and I would recommend it to anyone that likes the Ender's Game series.