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If you like books with good story. With psychology, politics this is a books for you.
The begining of 3'th live of Human
any fan of classic sci fi will like the book.
yes, because the first book, in the series was narrated excellently. this was a surprising disappointment
they used like 5 different narrators and would randomly switch between them in the middle of chapters. took me awhile to catch on to what was happening and pulled me out of hte book.
the book content was fine, was the performance that suffered.
This sequel to Enders Game is like Enders Game, but not like Enders Game. Ender leaves his sister Valentine and finds his way to the distant human colony of Lusitania. My brain was exercised as I worked to form an understanding of the indigenous culture of Lusitania (piggies) from my own knowledge base and culture. The piggies turned out to be totally foreign in their method of reproduction, communication, and government. Yet, still, they had a thirst for knowledge, intelligence, and a desire to integrate human things into their lives. Their evolution was to continue, only now woven with the things of the humans. A good book for stretching my mind beyond my current conceptions
Most definitely. Ender is a very interesting character, with all his intelligence, relationships and torments are very interesting to follow. Orson Scott Card thought up very detailed worlds to share the philosophical discussions that are brought up. I am eager to listen to the next book in the series.
I really felt the emotion that came through in the story and the performance. You really identify and feel the emotion of the characters. You like Ender and the family comes to speak for.
There was weird '70s electronic music seemed to come in at odd times, which I cant make sense of...
Sometimes the obvious is hidden in plain view
I would rank Speaker among the top 5 of all of the audiobooks I've listened to so far
The only books that I could compare "Speaker" to would be it's successors (Xenocide and Children of the Mind). Most have said it's "nothing" like it's predecessor (Ender's Game) and this is very true. However, in my mind it truly is a better book than "Ender's Game".
My favorite scene in Speaker for the Dead has to be when Ender speaks Marcão's death. The range of emotions, the revelations and the reactions of people by those revelations...just wonderfully done. Favorite part of the book bar none!
"in death...lies TRUTH"
I truly LOVED "Ender's Game" when I read it (still do). So it was a NO BRAINER for me to pick up "Speaker for the Dead". I must say I was a little taken aback when I first started reading because I was like, "Okay...Am I reading the right book? Where's Ender?" But within a few chapters I was enthralled and by the end, with some extreme hesitation, I actually found myself saying, "I think I like this book even better than I liked 'Ender's Game'..." The two, in honesty, are not very much alike, but as one reviewer put it, "Speaker for the Dead is like a grown-up version of Ender's Game", which is a very true assessment. There are some hardcore fans of "Ender's Game" that I'm sure would find it sacrilegious to say "Speaker.." is better, which in honesty it's not. I personally "enjoyed" "Speaker" better than "Ender's Game", but honestly they're two different books by the same author about the same character and both very enjoyable in their own right.
I would recommend both the audiobook and book to girls, but only the book to guys. If you read through all of the reviews, a staggering number of guys mention how terrible of a performance the melodramatic female narrator gave. The women reviewers seemed to have not noticed it at all. Personally, her unnecessarily over-the-top performance ruined this audiobook for me. It certainly removed the last shred of "believability" from the story.
I don't mind that this is not a real sequel to Ender's Game. The plot does move slowly, but there's more depth to every line of the book.
Please, oh please, remove the female narrator from any future Sci-Fi jobs that don't require a woman dying over an 8 hour period while reflecting on her sad life. Everyone else was fantastic.
I'll NOT recommend this audio book but recommend to read the actual hard copy book because this audio version make the story hard to follow. Multiple voice narrated same character which made it hard to track each character.
Yes. Because I love the combination of sciFi and philosophy ideas behind his stories. Best of my favorite.
Not in this particular audio book.
To be honest I'm more of a fantasy than a science fiction fan. I loved this second audio book and it had less of the sci-fi feel to it which may or may not be a good thing depending on your preference. I could hardly put it down and would would listen to it for hours a day. I liked Enders Game a lot and gave it 5 stars but this book touched me more. It was captivating to me and I thought the questions posed about human kind and alien kind were of a deeper nature in this book. I'm sad the story ended and I will be thinking a lot about it in the days to come.
I can see why this was the book Orson Scott Card intended to write and only wrote Enders Game so he could write this one.
I liked the narration though I agree that the weird musical note inserts felt oddly placed.
Have you ever tried to explain the plot of a book, and people just look like they bit a lemon.
Here you have to accept something unlikely credible or trustworthy unlikely. It sounds like nonsense, but if you can't deal with such a universe, this is not the series for you.
This book is my absolute favorite in the series.
And that is saying something when you talk about Enders game and Shadow series.
It's really well written, it requires you to have an open creative imagination. And you're following along and genneralt just accpetere what you hear.
Then the story reveals it self to you. It may be difficult at first, but give it a try.
I began running last year and grew tired of listening to music. Audibles gives me a chance to hear the books I have always wanted to read.
I have never read the print version.
There were a couple instances where they reflected back on Enders life. They discussed the 'Giant' simulation from Ender's childhood, I thought that was great.
Yes, the original Ender's Game. Its about the same.
Not initially. It was a slow start but definitely picked up.