I would indeed. I have listened to Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow multiple times. in addition to the Earth Unaware prequel trilogy, these are the only Ender's Game stories I have really liked.
I liked Achilles, an interesting and creepy antagonist.
I enjoy all these guys immensely, Scott, Gabrielle, Stefan, the whole team, all great.
I suppose so, loved the story, loved seeing much of Ender's Game from another perspective.
If you enjoyed Ender's Game, you will want Ender's Shadow. An amazing companion novel, that works to expand on the stories and characters of Ender's Game perfectly. I so much enjoyed learning more about Bean, and his perilous plight. Now as far as the Ender/Bean novels, these were really the only two I wanted to relisten to. I couldn't get into the Ender in exile branch-off, and the subsiquent stories after Ender's Shadow that follow the other students from battle school just are not anywhere as good as these two. Now I have enjoyed the Earth Unaware prequel stories, but they are not really Ender-related per say, merely a story of the events years before Ender was born.Overall, a must have for any Ender fan. Bean is facinating, and so much fun to root for!
This was one of my favorite books to actually read, so I had hoped to share it with my daughter during a long drive together. We had enjoyed the Ender's Game Alive version previously so this was a natural next pick. Neither one of us could get into it. It was just rather monotone and difficult to tell which characters were speaking.
Its good entertainment if you liked Enders Game.
The amount of detail and dept seems greater in Enders Game, giving it a bit of sequel flavor...
Do not read this without reading Enders Game. Without that as context there are to many loose ends...
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
I never read the print versions.
The most memorable moment in this book was when Bean came into his own by giving Ender the strength he needed to finish the battle. The war against the buggers could not have been won without Bean. He was the real organizer or the troops, the mind behind the strategy and, in the end, the one who gave Ender exactly the words he needed to finish the battle. I really love Ender, but, in this battle, he would have been nothing without Bean there to support him.
No question, my favorable character was Bean. I really liked his development from the streets through Battle School to the battle itself. It became obvious that he would play an enormous role in Earth's (and Ender's) success against the buggers.
There were so many extreme reactions that I could not list just one.
I was concerned that after listening to the Ender series, it might be hard to go back in time and view it from Bean's perspective. It was not difficult at all. In fact, my knowledge of Ender greatly facilitated my understanding of events in Bean's series. It was obvious that the author succeeded in keeping a "true" story line with very few contradictions between the two series. They really flow together. Personally, I am now moving through every book of every series and love all of them, even though I am a 70-year old grandmother. This year, I am giving several of the books to my grandchildren who are all avid readers and I know will enjoy these series.
Yes, nice addition to Enders Game
Not sure there was a standout
I like the author
Enders game and Ender's shadow go hand in hand.
It was great seeing another side of Ender.
A father of seven and a lover of books.
I struggled with the idea of listening to a story that parallels Ender's Game. Wouldn't that make this inferior by design? No is the honest answer. This book stands alone and perfectly compliments a book I love (Ender's Game). You get new insights into Bean, and also into Ender and others. You can now see Ender as others do (which is awesome) and you have a deep understanding of how Bean perceives the world around him and handles challenges.
All in all, I'm super thrilled by this book and look forward to the series of books that follow.
Go Bean, and Go Ender!!!
Listing to this story I felt that Ender could not have won the battle without Bean. Bean was smarter and and faster then Ender.
Ender's Shadow is one of my favorite books, and the audio books are overall excellent so far. In this recording, however, there are some jarring elements that tended to boost me out of the story. Not deal-breakers, but if there was a different recording version I would definitely want to exchange.
In several places in the reading, the word Hegemon, hegemony, etc are cut in with an alternate voice. Perhaps the original narrators had a pronunciation issue? Also there are some unexpected and inexplicable changes in narrator.
Also there's a personally unpleasant music interlude between sections, which are odd, dissonant in some cases, and sound like old old video game music - I think it might be "midi" if anyone remembers that.
I have 4 Audible accounts and my wife thinks I may have a problem.
I really enjoyed how Bean started from the bottom and... If you were let down by Speaker for the Dead or the follow ups then you must listen to this. It's another viewpoint form Ender's Game. My favorite OSC book!