Keeper of Dreams, Volume 1 Audiobook
Written by Orson Scott Card
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
Published on April 15, 2008
Audio is 876 hours and 40 minutes
Publisher List Price: 19.99 USD
Speechify Price: Coming soon
Keeper of Dreams is a huge collection of the short fiction of New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card, author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Ender’s Game. Divided into three volumes for the audiobook edition, Keeper of Dreams brings together 22 short stories published between 1990 and 2008—nearly every short story Card has written since the publication of Maps in A Mirror.
The first volume of the audiobook presents the five science fiction stories from the collection, Card’s new introductions for each, and commentary on his life and work.
The Elephants of Poznan
Like the earlier Maps in A Mirror, this collection is a definitive retrospective of the short fiction career of the writer that The Houston Post called “the best writer science fiction has to offer.”
A volume of short stories from one of science fiction’s most beloved and popular writers.,
Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender’s Game and its many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into The Ender Saga, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender’s Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien “Buggers.” Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card’s first published fiction appeared in 1977–the short story “Gert Fram” in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelette version of “Ender’s Game” in the August issue of Analog. The novel-length version of Ender’s Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers’ workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.
He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series “The Tales of Alvin Maker” (beginning with Seventh Son), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like Pastwatch and Hart’s Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card’s recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old. Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card. He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.
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.
The Elephants of Poznan
“This hefty, definitive collection contains all of Card’s short fiction… A series of introductions and afterwords offering Card’s thoughts on his life and his writing are as absorbing as the stories.” —Publishers Weekly on Maps In A Mirror
“The award-winning author of Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, and the “Alvin Maker” series demonstrates his talent for shorter fiction in this collection of 46 stories that range from fantasy and sf to horror and theological speculation…Detailed introductions and afterwords reveal insights into the thought processes of one of the genre’s most convincing storytellers. An important volume.” —Library Journal on Maps In A Mirror
Keeper of Dreams, Volume 1 was published on April 15, 2008.The Keeper of Dreams, Volume 1 Audiobook is 876 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.