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)
I thought this book was a good conclusion to the series. Very bitter sweat! Watching the characters grow up and seeing Peter become the real Hegemon (that we always knew he would be) was the best part.
If you've read all the books up until here you clearly love these characters. And you will get plenty of your fill here, although the book could stand to be even longer. There's still plenty of doors left open for more books to be written so this isn't the end of the love affair either.
All in all, spending time with the characters is more gratifying than the overall plot of the book, but Card wrote himself into a corner with the Ender series, and he is beyond contradicting himself, so we know how it's all going to end anyhow - at least for Peter Wiggin.
I can't wait for the next one.