In contrast to Ender's Game, Card navigates metaphysical postulations amidst a wonderful story. After reading this series, I've enjoyed the new found beauty in Card's writings through audiobooks.
the story is well written and generally well performed but there is one female voice actress that still makes everything seem SOOO dramatic, like every single sentence is the climax of the story. I'm not sure if it is the same actress or a different one (this book has many), as well as one actor, both do ridiculous Chinese accents for the characters on Path that I could not take seriously and were so stereotypical it was borderline offensive. It caught me off guard, but overall the group did a great job adapting for different gender characters, sometimes having one actor doing all dialogue sometimes up to three for a single conversation, it generally works very well. Given the number of actors and actresses I would not have minded seeing how it would have worked to have the same actor/actress voice the same character throughout, but that would have also limited the range we get to see from the performers so it's not a complaint so much as a thought.
Great cultures and situations for the characters to find themselves. But often they feel artificially produced instead of happening organically.
I like the ender series so far. Interesting story, some intriguing thought experiments. Though there is a little too much foreign language and catholic theology for my tastes.
While the novel may not have twists and turns nor action packed moments, it is an extremely interesting thought experiment, all with Card's delightfully written dialogues and internal monologues. Excellent purchase for any fan of Speaker for the Dead.
really like the Ender stories and looking forward to the next book. i just hppe our species can get past the religion thing in 3000 yrars.... excellent reading by the readers.
If you're like me and you want to keep following Ender Wiggins's life (the guy is straight up awesome), than read this next book. Xenocide is a huge, complex story that dives even deeper into the events of Speaker for the Dead, and I highly recommend it if you enjoyed the last book. I'm excited to read Children of the Mind, which I've come to understand is basically Part 2 of Xenocide.
The amount of Religions and their rules really gets tedious. If there was more than only one spiritual character the religious aspects would have provided contrast instead of tedium. I was disappointed.