It was hard to put this book down. It has great mystery, understanding, insight, and truth. A clean story, an easy read. I was surprised to find out it was written in the 80's!! Something culturally GOOD spawned in the 80's. Bravo 👍
a deep story far more intricate than its face value would imply with far deeper meaning than expected. The delivery was also outstanding with multiple performers leaving it riveting and hard to break away.
Love this series and have become addicted outstanding novel. Cannot wait to start the next in the series! Only problem was that changing of the voice actors at certain parts
Having finished Ender's Game and all of the Ender's Shadow series, Speaker for the Dead was quite a change of pace. I struggled to engage with the main characters or even see the point of the book. Then the coin drop regarding Demosthenes' Hierarchy of Foreignness. The pace of the book also quickens and I was genuinely sad to have reached the end of the book. Guess I'll be reading Xenocide next.
It's really a very different story than Ender's Game, but Speaker for the Dead is every bit as great. In some ways, greater. If you loved Ender's Game, but more specifically if you love Ender, I highly recommend following more of his story with this book. NOTE: Before reading this one, first I recommend you read Ender in Exile which takes place immediately after the events in Ender's Game. It goes a long way to fill you in on what's happening in Speaker for the Dead.
Having just read Ender's Game, I was expecting a totally different book. I expected a continued story of Ender's brilliance at strategy and war. Instead, this was a completely different book, as if written by someone else. But once it got to the meat of the story it was just as exciting and fun.