I love Orson Scott card, I really do. But in this book, the juvenile bickering and arguing that goes on forever and ever and ever, drove me absolutely insane. I love the story, the premise, the twists and turns. But, my goodness, if those two boys don't stop their arguing, I'm going to kill one of them myself and, they won't be coming back!
Having read the first book about 6 years ago as a Sophomore, I wasn't sure if it would stand up 6 years later to a person with a more refined taste. The potty humor can get old quick, but it is what you can expect for a sci Fi/fantasy meant for young adults. What really keeps it rolling is Card's willingness to embrace contradiction and paradox. A thriller that anyone of any age can enjoy, albeit if they can get past some of the crude humor. Can't wait to read the last book.
I really like this series of audio books Some of the cast members are favourites from Enders Game and all cast members bring this new story to life Can't wait to start the next in the series
The dialogue between the charcters is horrible. I really like the concept behind the book, and Mr. Card does a great job leveraging some of the paradoxes of time travel to build a compelling story, but I had a lot of trouble getting thru this book because I found much of the dialogue to be tedious and pedantic. Additionally, the constant whining and self-doubt by virtually all of the main characters really detracted from the interesting parts of the story. Perhaps dragging us thru massive amounts of internal dialogue for virtually every small or large decision was supposed to show "character development."
Yes - Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow were great books.
Great concept for a story - really liked how the story has unfolded.