I am an OTR truck driver. My opinion is if its worth listening to all the way thru once then listen twice. The miles just disappear.
Yes especially if they had already read Enders Game
It tell the same story of Enders Game from another point of view
Because it was narratored by several people it made the story more real
As the other side of the same story of Enders Game it is a great to have two books that are so close they should be read almost at the same time.
This book is the same story as Ender's game. However the author has done a really good job not to repeat himself. It is definetly worth reading both books and I truely think you will look on both books differently depending on which one you read first. I read Ender's game first. I can't really tell which one was best, but this one gave a good cliff hanger in the end for the rest of the Shadow series.
I absolutely love listening to books as well as reading print. Audible is crucial to getting through my day.
This parallel novel to Ender's Game is an incredible story. It is told with a fantastic cast of voices. The story is enthralling, and while it IS a parallel story it brings so many new elements to that plot that it is a completely new book. You will not feel like you are listening to the same thing. The story of Bean fleshes out the plot of Ender's Game and will only add to your appreciate for the Enderverse.
I thought that the book was really great--but the main point of this review is to ask about the song in the beginning. I don't know why, but it is stuck in my head and I'm wondering if anyone knows what it is.
Ender's Shadow is a beautifully written parallel to Ender's Game, surpassing the greatness of the original. If you are a fan of Ender's Game, it's likely you'll love Ender's Shadow as Bean comes to life as a unique character in his own right, as he steps out of Ender's shadow.
I own and have listened to the first four Ender Books (Game through CotM) and only just recently decided to pull the trigger on the Shadow series. I had been reluctant because of course Ender is not really involved in this series. As much as I had liked the battle school kids, they are minor characters in the first series and I was not sure if I wanted to invest 4 credits on them.
Well, I am happy to say that I enjoyed the Shadow Saga almost as much as the original Ender saga. Where the Ender saga is often cerebral, The Shadow saga has much more action and political intrigue. And as always, the full cast of narrators do an excellent job.
To make a long story short, if you liked the first 4 books the next 4 are totally worth it.
As with Ender's Game, I love this book but cannot stand the female reader who reads part of the book. She's way too melodramatic and heartfelt, eking her heart out with every phrase whether it's appropriate or not.
Otherwise, this is great. I actually enjoyed it more than Ender's Game though I suppose if I hadn't listened to Ender's Game first that might not be the case. I was concerned about listening to this when I read what the basic concept was, thinking I didn't really want to listen to a ton of overlap. But this is its own story and well fleshed out. And Bean is a very likeable character.
Well worth listening to.
A good follow up to the first book, Ender's game it raises the debate as to who exactly is smarter, Ender or Bean? That's something you'll have to decide for yourself. The book has the same feel to it that Ender's Game did so it slips onto your book shelf very easilly, especially if you've just finished the first one.
I rented this book on my son's recommendation. He told me it was one of the books in his top ten list. I enjoyed this book and the narrators immensely. The story held me captive through out. I usually listen to audio books when I am walking or on the treadmill. I found myself listening to this book any chance I could.