Homecoming

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 100 ratings

The Memory of Earth Summary

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats...to protect them, most of all, from themselves.

The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

©1992 Orson Scott Card (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Memory of Earth

    • Homecoming, Volume 1
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats...to protect them, most of all, from themselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - dull reading

    • By Ian on 21-12-08

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • The Call of Earth

    • Homecoming: Volume 2
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    For millennia, the planet Harmony has been protected by the Oversoul, an artificial intelligence programmed to prevent thoughts of war and conquest from threatening the fragile remnant of Earth's peoples. But as the Oversoul's systems have begun to fail, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans.

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • The Ships of Earth

    • Homecoming, Volume 3
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    With the continuing failure of the Oversoul, the artificially intelligent guardian computer of the planet Harmony, the human colonists have begun to repeat the devastations of war and conquest wrought on Earth. To repair itself and avert disaster, the Oversoul has called a group of 16 refugees from the fallen city of Basilica to a hidden, abandoned spaceport where the ancient starships lie.

    Regular price: £19.49

  • Book 4

    • Earthfall

    • Homecoming: Volume 4
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When war broke out on the planet Harmony, the Oversoul of that colonized world selected the family of Wetchik to carry it back to long-lost Earth. Now the tribe is ready at last to take a ship to the stars. But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Wetchik's sons, Nafai and Elemak. On board the starship Basilica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle for control of reclaimed Earth.

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 5

    • Earthborn

    • Homecoming: Volume 5
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    High above Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemei alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a decent series fizzles to a weak end

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-04-16

    Regular price: £23.69