A nice continuation of the Ender universe.
This story was too short. I know that this and the book after were originally supposed to be one book, but they should have kept it that way. Not much actually happens in this story and it seems forced at points. Also there is always too much talk about
The voice actors in this volume are the same as all other books in the series which is a huge plus. All give great performances.
Not to the theatre.
When I first heard about this story, it was reported that Shadows in Flight would finally connect the Ender saga and the Shadow books, but as it turns out, it's only about Bean and his kids. OSC apparently wanted the story of this book to be only the first part of that connecting novel, but he realized this story deserves to be told on its own (and I agree). Apparently Shadows Alive will be the follow-up that this one would've been. Despite my initial disappointment, this was a good story and it did have some new info (as opposed to Ender in Exile, which while fascinating, didn't add anything relevant to the Enderverse IMO).
The best part of the story is that it tells the rest of the tragic yet triumphant story of Julian Delphiki, and finishes his legacy. If nothing else, that makes this story worth reading.
I have listened to the narrators before in other OSC books, and I am particularly fond of Stefan Rudnicki and Scott Brick. They could read the Encyclopedia Brittanica and I'd be riveted. I couldn't tell which young lady was doing most of the POVs from Carlotta, but I had moments that it seemed to me that she was a little too bouncy or reading a little too fast for the gravitas of the situation, but overall she and the other narrators were good as always.
Yes, but I don't want to put any spoilers. I will just say that if you're a Bean fan and find it a little hard to get to the punch line in this book, just make it through to the end... I actually cried, both from sorrow and joy...
In the case of Bean's kids, I find their relationship to be too much like the Wiggin sibs to be truly original, but OSC is such a good author that even when he redoes the same theme again and again (which is rather often if you read most of his writing), he still manages to bring something new to the table. This book is a little on the short side, and while at first I thought that was somewhat of a ripoff, I am now glad that OSC didn't drag this one out just to get more hours out of it. Bean's story is tragically short, but full of events that have galactic repercussions, just like this novel.
For such an important conclusion to beans trials this book seems premature What happen between all the characters left on earth the trials of Bean raising his children Mr Card in an attempt to write a shorter book has skipped all the detail we looked for In his books
Enjoyed the conclusion to a great character...wish their could have been a Disney style ending. But this is Scott Card, and he can be as raw and moving in much more real ways...even in science fiction. Bean showed to be true to himself and those he loved, which moved me and kept the pace of the story moving along.
If this had been a free read from the library I would have debated whether it was worth spending my time reading it. Paying real money for an obvious cashing-in type of book was a disappointment. I have an addiction to the Ender's Game series and of course this new book presented itself and I spent my money. LOLEnder's Game is one of the best science fiction books ever written. The only other book he wrote that could live up to or close to Ender's Game would be Ender's Shadow. If you haven't read them, stop reading this review and go buy them right now!
YES: warn people not to buy it... ha!
Get this at the library for free...that's all it's worth!
It completed the story about what happened to Bean and how he died.
All three kids are great..... but Ender I liked the best
I read some not so good comments and almost did not download the book.... I'm glad I did.... I thought it was well developed and written. Those who have been following the Ender story series will love it - as a stand along book it might be a little confusing. Can't wait to read the next one later this year.
I like any story with Bean in it. To be honest, I was really hoping that this was the tie-together story for the Ender series and the Shadow series, but there is a commentary at the end that explains what happened there. Shadows in Flight really feels more like a novella than a novel, but I think that it's an important piece in the over-all story. This is also the only one of the stories that is actually about
The performance was excellent as usual.
This was a great book in terms of continuing the story. I've definitely been interested in what happened to Bean and his children after they set off into space. I'm a little disappointed that Bean and Ender don't talk as it seems like their stories now are eerily similar. This is going to be a book that appeals to only those that have read a lot of the other books and doesn't stand by itself well. The afterward talking about why he did the short form book is interesting, but for me I felt a little cheated. He wanted to do a shorter form as an experiment of bringing it out at a lower price point, but for many here it is all the same you either get 1 credit for a short book or 1 credit for a long book. This means you get significantly less book for your single credit. I look forward to continuing the story but hope that in the future I get a full book for my credit or else I won't be buying it on audible and maybe I will have to actually read it.
I really enjoyed the story of Shadows in Flight. As always Card has done an outstanding job of creating a compelling and interesting story. I was unfortunately shocked when the story was over. At the end of the story Card tells that this is only a
My favorite character was of course Ender, who is not the original Ender, but is Bean's son.
The narrators did a great job as always in the Ender series!
Shadows in Flight was definately worth the listening time. I just wish it hadn't ended where it did. Now I have to wait for the next book
Loved the story, the characters, the setting and everything just as in all of the other books in the Enderverse series, however, it's shortness left a HUGE void... I would have preferred to wait more time for a COMPLETE book.
When Bean discovers that their previous beliefs about the Hive Queens was terribly wrong! This opens up doors and leaves question to be, hopefully, answered in subsequent books.
Excellent as always!
When Bean was able to stand and take a few steps, freed by the knowledge that his children would be OK.
With all due respect to Mr. Card, his explanation about making this book short in order for it to be affordable and therefore bought on impulse is RIDICULOUS, speccially when you consider the fact that this is the most recent book in a series expanding now 10 (yes, TEN!) books... I felt ripped off, and not so much for the money as for the huge expectations created for this book as well as the waiting period for the next one.