if you enjoyed ender's game, you'll very much enjoy this book as well. the only things are that i found myself wanted to hear more about ender, but Bean (the main char) definitely has the depth to be a main character.
the ending was a little flat though. nonetheless, it's highly recommended!
The narration was spot on.
Book of Enders Game.
They all did a good job bring the story to life.
Yes - I've listened to it twice now; you pick up on a lot of little things, especially in the beginning.
This book also dives more into the IF and their motives, plans, and thoughts.
I would read this before speak of the dead
I don't read novels in print.
Bean's character felt important in Ender's Game, but we didn't know anything about him. This book fleshes out his character, and shows -how- he balances Ender in the fight against the Buggers.
We'll find out on November 1st, 2013, won't we?
If you enjoyed Ender's Game, this is a must-read. I haven't read the rest of the Ender's Game series, but I will probably continue on the Shadow series' path.
Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
I listened to Ender's Game way back, maybe as my first Audible book. Then I listened to it a second time somewhat later. Recently, I was preparing to go on a road trip and really felt Ender's Shadow was a good choice, particularly after reading the reviews. Well, we were rivited to our seats over may miles of driving the Pacific Northwest, and in the evenings, I kept thinking of Bean and his adventures, wanting to get back to the book as soon as I could.
I also feel that you should read Ender's Game first. As I listened to the "Shadow" book, things kept coming back to me that I had forgotten. It all fit together so nicely. You realize just how much "mindwork" Card puts into his stories (incredible) and how in depth he takes his characters. This book was very intense for its entirety. It was enjoyable all the way through with a very satisfying ending. I had tears of joy in my eyes at the close. If you loved Ender's Game, I predict you will love this one just as much. I heartily recommend it.
And--words from the author, at the end of the book, discuss the upcoming movie called Ender's Game. Turns out it is a combination of both of these books. Upon further research, I learned it will be released in a month or too. Really, just can't wait to see Ender and Bean on film. The second best thing after the awesome listening experience!
I've already listened to this book twice and will listen to it again.
The whole story is great.
I loved the different readers.
I'm not sure how this could be a movie
I have told my family and friends about this book. I have listen to " Ender's Game" after Enders Shadow and I enjoyed the Enders Shadow series better. I think the author became a better writer.
This edition of the story really stands out. It's multi-cast presentation brings the characters to life in unique ways. But it truly excels in conjunction with the Audio Renaissance edition of Ender's Game, which uses the same voice actor's in the same parts. Listening to these two back-to-back demonstrates the depth of the Enderverse and has me wanting to read the entire series. Specifically it fills out more of the geo-political situation on the future Earth, which was one of the things that fascinated me about Ender's Game, and which inspires me to continue reading about Bean in the Shadow books before picking up Ender's tale in "Speaker for the Dead" and others.
Artist and educator in Ohio....
I read the digital version of Ender's Game, and wondered if there was more... glad to have found this wonderful addition to the universe of the Formic wars... and I am looking forward to listening/reading more soon!!!
The narrators were excellent (well, not a fan of the female... but that's just a personal opinion... her voice reminds me of a radio reporter on a show I listen to, just grates at me.. )
At any rate, top notch and lengthy... worth it for fans of Ender's Game.
Kept me listening
Loved having different narrators for different point of views.
Enjoyed seeing enders game from the outside.
Right before the end game the book decides to repeat a prior chapter. At first thought Bean was flashing back but no such luck. From an Author that cares so much about how his books are portrayed its a pretty big miss....
If you only read two of Orson Scott Card's books, this and Ender's Game two would be the ones I recommend. In some ways, the main character (Bean) is more real, and more interesting than Ender. His story is one that prays on our human nature to root for the underdog. This book brings a huge amount of depth to the Bugger war story, and it was a riveting listen. I'd recommend it to anyone, so long as they read Ender's Game first.