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.
Great story. Wish story was all one volume. Was kinda anoying turning it up and down so i could hear it or not hurt my ears.
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.
absolutely love this story ... the whole ender series is amazing ... this book goes so far in depth at who Ender Wiggin is and how he affects those around him.
I didn't care for all the different voices used to read the book, however. to me it would have made sense to have different voices for different characters... but it was if everyone was reading a chapter and then passing it to the next person ...and there were occasionally background sounds that I found confusing ... mystical vibe noises that, to me, didn't seem to signify anything in particular.
overall it didn't ruin the story one bit...it just stood out as odd to me is all.
it kind of started off a bit slow and I felt like for the first few chaoters I didn't quite understand everything that was happening. but then it started to get interesting with a few unexpected events that gave it a very appealing sense of mystery that made me want to keep going and find out all the answers to my questions.
I also really liked the message about having empathy and understanding for people that are different from you.