Narration with character voices and accurate personalities
Fleshed out details of asteroid mining and realistic limitations on human space travel.
Glimpses of humanity in the character flying the corporate ship.
Not very original story lines - corporate vs. the little guy, daddy war bucks manipulating the lives of his kid and underlings, resentment of the wealthy - but narration and technology details made it worth hearing.
I absolutely love listening to books as well as reading print. Audible is crucial to getting through my day.
This novel fills much of what you are left wanting for in Speaker. It's a bit longer and deeper but that doesn't detract from your enjoyment.
It's a new twist on the Alien Invasion theme
I don't think I've heard this narrator before. He's not bad most of the time, but he can get overly excited at times. I don't really care for narrators that think a story needs embellishment with added by the narrator.
An excellent story by Card. I just hope he can resist the temptation to serialize it. It is a cliffhanger but, Card has supplied all we need to supply our own finish.
Not to much to say except well done. I will gladly read as many enderverse books that Card can produce.
The ending. The story started well and continued to develop for about half the book. The story then got fuzzy and tedious. It ended with a dreary conclusion that was not a conclusion at all - merely an introduction to the expected follow-on novel. A bit of a cheap trick in my mind.
Not really. Compared to the author's Ender series, this novel was not bad, just anemic
The various narrators were quite satisfactory although a single male and a single female narrator would have been sufficient.
Don't know. The question should be does it have enough substance to be considered a candidate for a movie.
Card has written some very good stuff. I hope he can again.
I enjoyed the story the very much. I was disappointed where the book left off at the end.
Switching between narrators for the same charactors was very distracting.
If you are a fan of the Ender series then you will be thrilled to read about the days before Ender's struggle began when the human species still thought it was the only sentient life in the universe.
That illusion is shattered in this exciting new chapter to the Ender saga!
Yes, good start to Formic War Series
This is fair on action and slow to keep moving compared to later stories
No, I would not try another book from the authors. I fully understand the uses of a cliff hanger and making a living via your writing but this is pretty ridiculous. This is not a book, it is a partial book.
A Great story
the arrival of the buggers
Always good writing by Orson scott card. A great pre-quel to the ender series.