71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
The intense emotions of the characters. I also liked the involvement of the characters from Battle School who were part of his group in the Ender series.
You better keep the Kleenex handy. This one will make the hardest person sob.
I have listened to the entire Ender series and all but one of the Bean series. They are all wonderful, but this is possibly the very best one.
Yes... if he was a fan.
Great dialogue among characters.
Different voices for different characters
I would not make this into a film
not a waist of time, interesting story. i just think that the smartest person on earth, Bean, would make a better father then described. he's such a failure in this book that it's hard to believe the author spent 3 volumes building him up just to tear him down like this. i am just mad on Bean's behalf ;)
Walking and listening
Pronounced Achilles like the Greek god he was named after.
I cringed every time they pronounced Achilles
Longer story, deeper development of the characters, more similarity to his other books.
the bloody scene of the fight between the brothers
I am a big fan of Orson Scott Card and the way he brings characters to life and never cheats just to end the story.
The performance of the talent was great at bringing the personalities of the characters to life.
I have listened to Scott Brick before. I find his voice acting accurate and enthralling. He did well in this book but I think he was better in a Princess of Mars.
It more or less wrapped up the entire hegemon portion of the Bean series of books. He took a massive number of characters and did a wonderful job of wrapping up each story, well sort of.
Quite Simply Life. I read Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. I then went back and listened to them along with each of the other books. They are expertly acted and the voices chosen well.
I've always loved this Bean line of books and it makes going back to Ender's Game and reading that and knowing where each of these characters end up post bugger war.
Love Science Fiction and some Fantasy books.
The story was very slow and not nearly to the quality of Ender's Shadow. When you read this one, only expect it to continue the story of Bean and Petra, but expect these two "main" characters to take a back seat to many other supporting characters. The story seems to be less about Bean and Petra and more about all the supporting characters that haven been introduced in the past. Also, it is very reminiscent of Xenocide, in the way the characters consistently talk and bicker to one another. Just the long, and continuing trend of disappointing books by Orson Scott Card.
I couldn't get my head into this book, I gave myself plenty of chances to try to care about this fantasy earth paradigm but nothing would keep me in it. I think the mostly the character development was too thin, compared to Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide. (which I read in that order)