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.
I'm a happy homeschool mama of 4 little kids ages 8 to 2 yrs.
Deep Compassion, Charity.
In the end when the Speaker says something about how the only way to Know someone is to love them, or the only way to love someone is to really know them. Can't remember exactly but the idea was that, that we could love any person if we really knew them.
I had no idea this book had such depth to it. I feel I have a deeper yearing to understand others, and love them. It really is a thought provoking book to say the least. It changed my view of compassion, and understanding of others.
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