The complete history that Card continues to develop is addictingly astonishing. Each volume adds more depths and connection and is woven to seamlessly to be mere fiction. It's a history from somewhere.
It was consistently preformed and fills in lots of post-enders game details. I'd recommend at least reading the shadow series before this one as there are a lot of references to it.
card's personal talk at the end was a great bonus.
As spoiler free as possible.
It's nice to get back to Ender after the Shadow series; however, the stories have all never had quite the effect Ender's Game had (there's just something about triumph in the midst of impossible struggle).
While the continuation of the Ender drama is always interesting, the newly introduced characters take a while to connect with the reader. I found myself not really invested in the happenings of the mother and daughter story in the beginning even though it did pay off eventually.
Also the account of the son seemed rushed--not as dramatic or epic as that of his supposed father (especially compared to the origin story of the latter in Ender's Shadow).
All in all, for those who have been listening from Ender's Game until now, the writing style has remained consistent, and I really enjoy the familiar narrators. Their consistency really helps glue the universe together when listening.
I'm excited to get into the next book!
This book is for those who can't get enough of Ender and his continuing story. A great telling of the events leading up to the speaker for the dead.
I no longer just read... I process books!
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