I have not read the print version, but the audio was well done.
This is a great follow up to the Ender Game book.
the multiple voices were a great addition to the story
I am an avid fan of audible. I have over 150 titles in my library. Kersey Cole is one of my favs
interesting new and not a bit boring
Ender he met every challenge wonderfully
I am hooked on the series
The readers did a great job of giving the characters in the book a personality through their reading.
For me the most memorable moment was the ending.
When it was reveled how the piggies reproduced was my favorite seen.
There was nothing that I could say "Moved" me.
The book was very slow to start however about half way in I was glad I stuck with it.
The story was very interesting. It was not totally logical, though it was much more logical than average, and maybe storytelling is not mathematics anyway. The characters were well crafted and described and I was genuinely interested in them. Card is, in my view, a highly psychological writer. There was also an appreciable amount of novelty in the whole, and interesting ideas. I found the performance of the readers amazing. I was absolutely glued to the product, eager to hear the end, coming out satisfied yet sorry for the experience to be over.
A little slow at first, but bear with it cause it is just setting the stage. Great characters and story. Enders Game is mostly entertainment. This story is a wonderful look at tolerance and understanding of those who are different. A look at our ability to live with and love or hate those who are different from us. Different from, but better than Enders Game in its own way.
Not better, simply a different experience. When I read the book, I created the sounds of the humans, the piggies and the Hive Queen. I liked doing that and got a great deal out of it.
In listening to the narrators, some of the intonations and emphases were very different from mine, but were nevertheless, creative and made the story come alive.
Oh, this is wonderful story about acceptance of difference, forgiveness, faith, the limits of understanding, and star flight, alien planets and their life forms, the power of instantaneous communication and love.
I liked the mystery of the death of Pipo and Libo and Marcao being unfolded. I liked the development of and collapse of relationships between all the living beings on Lusitania. I liked the consistency of how star travel affects the age of the traveller and their relationship with those who remain land based.
I liked Ender and Jane, I liked Human and the Hive Queen, my heart reached out to Miro and Novinha.
It was such a good story just in itself, and the issues that come to the surface enriched my reading/listening
The slight alterations used to represent the various significant characters was easy to follow. I was impressed with their Portuguese too.
If only I could have stayed awake that long!
OSC says in his comments after the story that this was his idea of the original Ender book and that all the others (and I think there are 15) are simple pre- or se- quels to it. I can understand what he means by this - it is a beautifully crafted story that is very cleverly and closely developed. It works as a stand alone book, but is better when read/listened to in sequence.
Card uses fiction to talk about the way we treat each other without being heavy handed and obnoxious about it. Beyond that he writes an interesting story that is engaging and worthwhile in its own right.
I give this book 4 stars as it was a good continuation of the story. Mr. Card picks this as his favorite book due to the symbolism and morality told in this story.
Destruction or a new society. Is it worth the risk?
The marvelous performance and story managed to keep me glued to the ear buds.
Yes, because I like to relisten after a while to refresh my memory.
Ender, because he is a complex character that is both wise, but human.
Performance was well done.
No, my schedule doesn't allow for a one sitting session.
A much deeper book than Ender's Game. The book delves into more complex topics than Ender's Game.