I enjoyed "Ender's Game", so why wouldn't I want to keep listening to the story? At first, though, I wondered if I had made a wise choice. Yet the story sucked me in, nonetheless. And then, at the very end, the author himself explains the reasons behind the story, explanation of the title, and affirmation of my decision to like this book in the extreme.
If you liked "Ender's Game", you'll really like "Speaker for the Dead".
Probably not. Is a nice book to read but no reason to try it again.
Enders Game, the prequel, is inferior to this book.
The voices just give a pleasant feeling but, sometimes, the constant change of voices confused me since they are not acting, just reading.
Just like the ideas and concepts
Ender because he is awesome at everything he does and I relate to him. He has true wisdom over everyone and understands how to read people.
Please put a de-esser on this whole thing. My ears were annoyed for the first few hours.
Pigs don't know death
The esses are too much. Please do some better editing of this thing.
This what Orson Scott Card wanted to write, and it shows. The depth of the topics in this book could seem a bit more than what its young directed audience can handle.
More stuff blowing up like in Ender's game. I thought this would be military sci-fi not some sappy moralising story.
No sci-fi and fantasy is basically all i read for pleaseure. I come for the science part of the fiction.
He included relativistic effects of time travel which i liked and i liked the way he imagined the ecosystem of the planet the story was set.
It felt cheated after the brilliant work of hard sci fi that was Ender's Game. This book was boring.
on a rank it would be 50/100
yes but people who like fantasy would love this
i liked it pretty well i just liked the first better
no i listend to it in about a week
if you like fiction then you'll love this
Historical fiction is my genre of premier interest. Scifi too, but MUST be scientifically sound.
This entire story could have been captured in one chapter and he could've expanded the story to the rebellion, other worlds, or regeneration of the queen. Instead he focuses on interpersonal relationships, religious teachings, and cultural differences in a hypothetical world. Moreover, rather than writing more sci-fi he writes social fiction expanding on the sappy belief that putting one "agreement" between the parties will solve all the world's (and by extension, the universe's) problems. What the heck happened to our hero and the story?
The female reading was more melodramatic than in Ender's Game, which dampened overall performance significantly.
War and Peace.
The latter chapters discussing open rebellion. Otherwise, this book was a bust.
Stick to the SCIENCE fiction Card!
I kind of hate Orson Scott Card personally-- at least his public persona. His politics are odious. I mention this just to put context to the following sentence:
This book is one of the finest pieces of science fiction-- or any fiction-- I have ever read.
Top Ten. As much as I enjoyed Ender's Game; the book was pretty much setup for this, and-- compared to this-- fluffy and inconsequential. My favourite parts of Ender's Game were tangled up in the side story with Ender's Siblings, which is what set the stage for Speaker.
Read Ender's Game, then read this. You won't regret it.
There are 2 trueths in life. If it were not for the dreamers, the corp. generals would have nothing to sell. The question is not what, but when and how do we get there.
and again, and again, and again
The Habara Household
Ender of course
Miro going over the fence.
Orson Scott Card
although Enders Game is his most popular book, "Speaker for the Dead" is by far his best work..
I have all the enders books, and all the Enders Shadow books except Shadows in Flight.
I have also read the Empire books and the Columbus book.
I am now reading his "Invasive Procedures"
I've read all 4 main books in the Ender's series. While "Ender's Game" is a pre-requesite for "Speaker for the Dead". The latter is certainly superior. I found the author did a good job growing the character after the first book. This is a must read for those who have read "Ender's Game".