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.
If I had realized that this was a short book, I wouldn't have bought it. I feel like I was ripped off. Was this a ploy for more money and less work? It costs the same on Audible, no matter how long it is. I LOVE the Ender stories and Bean, but this was not up to Card's standard. I kept waiting for the real story and characters to develop and then suddenly it ended. What? The narrators were terrific as usual.
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.
I love OSC but this book just frustrated me. The story is about three 6yo children that are extremely intelligent. It's still a story about children with petty bickering and huge insecurities - regardless of their intelligence. I must say, it got old, fast. I don't remember Ender's Game being this snippy.
Bean is a giant now and is confined to the cargo hold. Reminds me of how the hive queen was trapped in the cocoon. Rehasing old themes and old story lines. It would have been a pleasant trip down memory lane if not for the squabbling of the kids that permeated the first 4+ hours.
Narration was fantastic - Scott Brick, Stefan Rudniki - you can't go wrong :-)