From my reading history my perfect book would include; a space ship piloted by Ender Wiggin, that is infested by Zombies, who are being hunted by Drizzt Do'Urden and Lestat, while Joe Ledger and Amy Harper Bellafonte try to keep the ship from distroying Middleguard. The Sequal would be from Bean's perspective, with an epilogue by Malcolm Gladwell.
If you are a fan of the shadow series, this is a must read. But it is not the best short story Card has written. I think it needed more Bean, and it created more questions than it answered. Probably for more $ in the future. I almost feel like boycotting the Enders game prequel and every other book Card writes that isn't a Children Of The Mind Sequal. It's been 16 years, not very nice of Mr.Card to keep us all waiting so very long.
No - Same story and it has goten stale. I really like Card but this felt forced writing
It was too short. The story ending is weak, as if it was rushed to meet deadlines or make money.
Card should have waited until he had a completed story to publish.
I enjoy the narration in Card's audiobooks. His strength as an author is in the dialogue and the way the variety of narrators are used is excellent. This book is a good bridge in the story of Ender and Bean. It does tease you for wanting more.
This book is similar to the Paul of Dune or Winds of Dune books. They do provide background and detail to the storyline, but I'm not feeling that it is necessary to understanding the Ender universe.
When Bean has to confront his children and let them know about the plans he has for them. It is very well written with strong characters getting to show their emotions and motivations. Great dialogue.
In the Ender and Shadow world, I have found that 1/2 or 2/3 of the books are good and the rest adequate and entertaining. This falls in the latter category. It started slow, but picked up steam in the middle and I was listening to it in all my spare moments. The audio contains an afterward by the author that mentions an additional book soon. Hopefully, this comparatively weak fare is setting up something stronger.
surprising reconciliation adversaries
Tale equally satisfying as previous Ender and Bean stories, although much shorter
mind meld with males
satisfaction with Bean's last moments
wonderful, satisfying yarn
I hate to give an OSC work less than 5 stars, but I couldn't muster it for this one. The work is top flight, as usual, but it's only 1/2 a book. Mr Card admitted it was designed differently for economic purposes, and I suppose I knew it would be less than when I bought it, but once involved, it was different. There were so many questions left hanging, hints to future storylines laid out like a tease...it was frustrating. I am happy to have the story continue (and where, BTW, are the stories of Ender's journeys as SFOD?), but it ended too soon. [Sad face emoticon.]
This book was among the top tier of Audiobooks I've listened to.
It is similar to other Orson Scott Card science fiction. It is all about the relationships among the characters and how and why they do what they do. But it also explores further the Ender universe and has some surprising twists.
I felt all of the narrators were good and pleasant to listen to.
New Human Subspecies Encounters Stricken Alien Nemesis in Deep Space.
Listening this book was like coming home to old friends. I love the narration, the continuation of the story and even was deeply saddened at one point. The only complaint...too short.
It depends. If he had read the other books in the series--yes. Otherwise, no. I thought Ender's Shadow was a classic. The others were okay but this one, which I had really looked forward to, seemed the weakest of the lot.
No, but I felt he was probably setting up a series using the children colonizing the planet.