Did not read print version
When Ender meets the new aliens
You will be awed, you will be frightened, you will be amazed!
This book blows Ender's Game out of the water. Much better story, as if the author wrote the previous as a child and is now a master story teller. The characters are much deeper, the story rich and emotional. The action is there, but not in the same "combat" way as Enders Game. You might start to get impatient to find out what is going to happen, but it unfolds perfectly.
The Speaker of the Dead answers the question which we most have at the end of a great story, "What happens next?" You spend a lot of time becoming intertwined with characters and then there's the climax and falling action, and the story is over. Well, now we know what happens to Ender & Val and what their next great adventures turn out to be!
I didn't prefer the various narrators, trading off sections. I think this only could have been better if the various narrators read specific a character's dialogue throughout the book. Otherwise, loved the story, and enjoyed the reading.
Could not finish this. Decades go by. I got it.
No. But, I'm thinking that the author only has one good book now.
Performance was fine.
held my interest most of the time
this book started off slow but it grew on you
yes i loved the was it was read
i have already purchased the 3rd and 4th books on audible.
i wish i had the time to i would have
loved this book a little to descriptive sometimes but the book had a good pace and moved well. would and will enjoy reading it again.
Better than expected.
I loved Enders Game. For some reason, I never read the book and really didn't know much about it, so the whole think was a great surprise. I couldn't see how this book would be as good as Enders Game, and it is not ... but it was more interesting and thought-provoking than I expected. All in all, I was satisfied with the book.
Tough one ... I didn't find Ender nearly as interesting in this book. He was a bit too smug and too "know-it-all" at times
Not sure ... I thought the narration was good.
To be honest, I wouldn't.
After reading these two books, I don't seem to be terribly interested in reading any of the other "Enders" books. I listened to one of the books that happened during the first buggers war, and I didn't find it to be very interesting.
I'm a software developer.
The character development was great. It really sets the stage of the ethical thought experiment tht Card lays out.
Nothing. Aside from Ender's Game, this is the best book of the series.
Willing to understand and accept the reality of an another intelligence
There intonation a pacing.
Journey to redemption
Speck Tacular Story!
Having a different narrator for each chapter -- sometimes changing in the middle of a chapter -- made the book hard to listen to. I kept thinking a different character was speaking when the narrator changed. If you're going to have that many narrators for a book, give them each a character to read instead of a chapter. I wanted to listen to Xenocide as well, but now I'm sort of reluctant.
Orson Scott Card got much too full of himself when he decided to create sequels to the original book "Ender's Game."
The religious, philosophy, and zen-like aspects of this second book totally turned me off.
What was a good SciFi story got warped way out of control.
And what's with all the Portuguese? Totally not what I'm interested in.