A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I really enjoyed this story as a supplement to Ender's Game. Here we explore roughly the same timeline, but through the eyes of Bean. This book added to my overall positive feeling of Ender's Game, and it was satisfying enough that I don't feel compelled to continue in this series, but I feel invited to do so. I like that balance.
Performance was great, this team really makes the story come to life!
If you already read (and liked) Ender's game, you will love this book. Probably more than Ender's game itself. It adds so much to the story.
I urge you to read this after Ender's Game, and not before!
I listened to Ender's Game first and then this book. It was great listening to them back to back so you can see (hear) the story from both sides.
I really enjoyed the story being told from the perspective of Bean in a first person narrative. It lets you know the thoughts behind the characters, not just their actions.
Were it possible, Ender's Shadow is more than just a "shadow" of Ender's Game, it is the much deeper story in my opinion. Seeing Ender through Bean is genius and worked so well, that I feel it's an improvement on Ender's Game. Wow, what a book, what a series! More!
In the 1980's he invented political active user groups with locke and demonstenes. In the 1980's social media did not exist. There were old email news groups but they were in their infancy, something students did for fun. Orson used a potential future to make his own stories more real.
I ender's Shadow orson makes me believe I understand what it is like for a 6 year old orphan living alone on the streets. I do not know where he got his compasion and understanding to write from this perspective. I picked up the book to read about battle school but left needing to know more about relief agencies.
Don't be a fart eater
What a great book! After finishing Xenocide I wasn't sure I could handle another Ender book. Instead of letting the reader find the lessons and truths within the text I felt like I was back in college listening to a lit professor. While Ender's Shadow does go off on political tangents, there's at least enough action and interesting character development to keep me entertained.
It's a great follow-up to Ender's Game. This book would not be appropriate for younger children however.
I loved this book and the narration was the icing on the cake. Not only is it brilliantly written, but the narrators' exciting voice acting kept me hooked the entire time.
The variance in narrators kept me from growing bored of a single voice actor.
My first audiobook and certainly not my last.
Yes, if you enjoyed Ender's Game, you will enjoy it.
My 11 year old daughter and I loved this book. We really enjoyed Ender's Game, and we were surprised by how much we enjoyed hearing the events of Ender's Game from Bean's perspective.
Narration was very good - except maybe the Achille character small section.
I should have said it resembles tea.
Possibly - but I'd probably listen to Ender's Game again first.
I only recently learned of this series, and read this book immediately after finishing Ender's Game based on comments here. I'm glad I did - and I may have to go back and re-listen to Ender's Game now. This book adds a lot of depth to the other characters learned in Ender's Game, and feels more like the beginning of a series rather than a stand alone novel. It takes a bit of time to get into, but just knowing where the character of Bean is going (having already read Ender's Game), was more than enought to stay interested.