An original science fiction tale by the bestselling author of Ender's Game and his daughter. Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth and bestowed upon the human race the greatest technology ever seen'four giant towers known as Ladders that rise thirty-six thousand miles and culminate in space stations that power the entire planet. Then, for reasons unknown, the Givers disappeared. Due to the unique alien construction of the Laddertop space stations, only a skilled crew of children can perform the maintenance necessary to keep the stations up and running. Back on Earth, competition is fierce to enter Laddertop Academy. It is an honor few students will achieve. Best friends Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are candidates for the academy, will become entangled in a dangerous mystery that may help them solve the riddle of the Givers'if it doesn't destroy the Earth first. 'The main characters in this volume are largely female, strong and intelligent, a wonderful departure from male-dominated extraterrestrial offerings'An intriguing beginning'readers will clamor for the follow-up.''Kirkus Reviews
Born on August 24, 1951 in Richland, Washington Orson Scott Card is one of the most favored Science Fiction & Fantasy authors among our customers. Featuring a selection of popular audio books like Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition, Treason and Speaker for the Dead, read by well-known audio book narrators David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki and Stefan Rudnicki, Orson Scott Card has a total of 71 audiobooks in AudiobookStore.com's catalog. While More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy was added to our database in 1999, making it his oldest audio book available on our website, Lovelock: The Mayflower Trilogy, Book 1 is the most recent addition to our selection of audio books from Orson Scott Card. All 71 audiobooks from Orson Scott Card make up over 708 hours of timeless Science Fiction & Fantasy stories for customers to enjoy, including Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition, Lovelock: The Mayflower Trilogy, Book 1 and More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy. To find the audio book that best suits you, please visit his audio book page: Orson Scott Card audiobooks.