I wanted to see Ender still young and mysterious... but somehow Ender just skipped a generation and become an old and boring figure.
Not for a while
I was expecting the thrill of the first book: The Ender's Game, but it didn't happen. It was a long story and I forced myself to listen to the end. I need a break from the series and maybe later on give it another try and get through the last book...
Say something about yourself!
If you enjoyed Enders game, and enjoy sci-fi book's like it, DO NOT BUY BOOKS 2, 3, 4.
They are not what i consider "entertaining, fun, exciting, adventurous" books. They drone on and on about what defines a life form, and how sacred intelligence is. I made it through book 2, but deleted book 3, 6 hours in. and unfortunately i purchased book 4 already and have no plans to listen to it.
performance was fine
the story lol
fighting buggers is so much more fun than living with piggies.
Less mind numbing conversations about the beginning of the universe and the ending... The things that happen at the end just make you want to yell "COME ON!" It just got a bit ridiculous at the end.
I think Orson Scott Card got a G. Lucas complex, trying to milk the Ender IP for every scent it's worth and this book shows it. I just didn't enjoy. Couldn't really get into it.
I would almost say yes - I read the book many years ago - but listening to it now on my commute to work ( 1 hr each way) has been wonderful - something I have to sit in the parking area to finish listening to a chapter end of a scene. I now want to read it again when I finish listening to it.
When Wang-mu debates with herself about the gods, godspoken,
Wang-mu and the Hive-queen
His characters are very real and you get so close to them.
too many narrators...2 would be fine..Rudnicki is great of course!
Though it gets "wordy" I never got bored. Looking forward to book 4!!! Have to go please the gods now!
I didn't like the ending, but it has pretty good science fiction (although it goes too far at the end).
A great aspect of the book is that it suggests a scenario of how religion can be a big lie and how everyone will become conditioned to believe it, even the top leaders of the religion themselves. In this case, someone made the lie and everyone then believed it and they were locked in a world were no one knows the truth.
Books one and two of the series ended. This would have been better if it too had ended.
In the afterword by the author he explains how Xenocide started off being one book that got too long so he split it into two. He ended the part of the story I cared least about. And it was too long for my tastes to then still have to invest another 13 hours to conclude.
Yes. It was an interesting read.
It started out with new characters (not in book 1 or 2) which quickly drew me into this part of the story. The reader for that part in particular was fantastic (complete with chinese accent).
There were multiple narrators and they all were well suited for their parts in the story.
A consistent complete follow up to the Ender sage.