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The cast does another amazing job with the narration and the book does not disappoint, filling in some of the gaps of Ender's life. I really recommend this book as part of this series to be read after Bean's "Shadow" series.
Excellent book, and while storylines often do run contrary to prequels/sequels they are minor to experienced readers and do not detract from the story. The refreshing cast of narrators was also excellently done!
I really enjoyed this book. It may not be ideal for those unfamiliar with any of the Ender series but I consider it a must for those who are. Excellent characterization as usual from Card.
I do work in a very rural part of Michigan. I drive a lot. Most days its 125-150, some days 225+. That's probably why I like long books.
Some one that likes short stories that have a back, back way back story connection that had to be told so they force them in to one tale that took too long to tell.
I have read Enders Game, Earth Unaware, Earth Awakens, Earth Afire, Speaker for the Dead and Ender in Exile. In that order, all within 4 or 5 months and it just seems like they were for the most part a stand alone story. Ender in Exile... not so much. And it took too long trying to connect too many stories.
The xenologist exploring the planet. Finding the gold bugs.
Most of the travel time on the space ships.
It is very confusing to read these books in the proper coherent series. I wish I could find a reference list of the best order to read them. If you know it let me know
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Great performance by most, I prefer when only two or three narrators are used, the switching voices can be disorienting, but that my personal opinion, it doesn't degrade the overall story.
I've just finished listening to both Ender's Game and Ender in Exile.
I highly recommend both.
I read EG when it first came out. It was brilliant then and, surprising me completely, even better as a spoken story. I tend to read quickly when I'm caught up in a story. The spoken format lets me catch a lot of detail I'd originally overlooked.
The voice acting was really well done, although Valentine seemed a bit whiney here and there.
I hope Audible.com does a deal on the rest of the Ender-verse stories. I'll gladly double up my library.
I thought "Ender's Game" couldn't be surpassed as one of my all-time favourite books but "Ender in Exile" was just as exceptional. I felt like the first book in the series had simply carried on, uninterrupted and that is a very rare thing.
I loved the character development of Ender, his sister Valentine and their strange relationship & co-dependance. Orson Scott Card's characters are beautifully flawed, which draws you even deeper into their story & you can't help but begin to care about what happens to the people who come and go through Ender's orbit.
My favourite character has to be Valentine. Her dry wit and deep desire to understand her little brother and protect him from himself are things any sibling would recognize in one form or another.
As with "Ender's Game" it was difficult not to listen to "Ender in Exile" in one long session. I listen to my audiobooks mostly on my two hour drives back and forth from work but I found myself throwing in my earbuds to continue the story while working around the house.
I don't ever want to find out there is an end to Andrew Wiggan's story. :)
Since I wasn't doing anything else with my ears at the time, it was indeed 'time well spent.'
Card's story is most gripping when Ender outmaneuvers his foes on the journey to the Shakespeare colony. On the other hand, the first act's exposition and the confrontation with the novel's ultimate antagonist failed to hold my interest.
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Yes, IF you enjoy the Ender series.
The third act is quite dull and predictable in comparison to the rest. The juxtaposition of multiple narratives is distracting and feels gimmicky. Characters appear and disappear purely to advance the plot, rather than being the people from which the plot evolves.
1.I like best that I haven't had to read another book in this series like this one...2.I like least the fact that this book actually has a much different and more shallow meaning to this book. Of course this is Orson Scott Card....and he is one of my favorite writers...*tops three* I read a lot. Mostly I believe this was wrote to make up for or capitalize off of the movie. Even the movie itself was off, I believe, even including the fact that having such a young actor make Andrew Wiggens believable is "Impossible". It was just a little too far out of the idea mental genius for me. Most of the book wasn't even about Ender. It wasn't a bad book though. I still liked it for what it was... It just wasn't an Ender's game book imho.
I know that it's almost impossible to make the movie exactly like what you wished, however the book series was SO good... It just wasn't necessary to make this book like this. Don't get me wrong I love you, *if you're reading this, know this* I also had a perfect vision in mind for the movie. However, you didn't have to do this to the book series.
I would like not to really add to this section.... . . . But if I did I would say that this produced a little different idea on what the voices would be. Maybe a little different idea on the phrasing and also the simple fact that it wasn't my own ideas on how everything would be pronounced or experienced. No real complaints though considering, however, the book made me sad in general just because of the book's subject itself.
Yes and no...
Yes,if Mr.Card actually makes a better and more in a line to the original story line. No, if the book is actually not going to be an "addition" to the series....
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This picks up somewhat after Speaker for the Dead but goes back to serve to tell the story of Ender presumably right after the end of the Formic wars. The book is more about emotion, politics and the evolution of Ender than about battles and child manipulation. It is a richer story and really fleshes out the Ender character a lot more. Really enjoyed it.
Good voice performances throughout as well.