Im a great fan of Mr. Card's books for a few years now, being enthralled by Ender's Game in that 20th anniversary audiobook edition and since then sifting through his work.
I confess that i was very intrigued by the idea of a prequel trilogy for the Ender books.
The first one: Earth Unaware (a five star listen, by the way) deliver what I wanted. Earth Afire, however, is a lesser book, and I will risk to predict that it will be the worst of this trilogy.
Don't get me wrong, it is a nice story and point to a interesting direction, but, as a middle book of a trilogy lack the feeling of fresh ideas and don't have closure.
On the other hand, the performance is superb. The multicast voices (which is the norm for the Ender and Shadow series) is quite well chosen and add a lot to an otherwise just nice story.
This is a surprising book in many ways.
It is not a typical sci-fi book, though uses time travel as background.
And really narrates all the things that could happen in a day that is doomed, so be prepared for a downer.
I am not particularly fond of this kind of story, but could not put this book down. Connie Willis really deserved the awards for this piece.
And the performance was very good. Not being a native speaking, I was afraid at first of the British accent, but it gave a nice touch to this sensitive narration.
I got this book in one oh this sales that audible do sometimes and was quite surprise.
The story is light, funny and easy going. Nothing extraordinary, but nice.
This was a thrilling ending for a great saga.
Both performers get the best of the book too.
I've got quite sad when I heard "The End" and restart the first Twilight after a few minutes.
I guess I become addicted to the story
Wow, I think this series is one that really uses all the potential of the characters. In the third book, I think there is only 2 or 3 new ones. This is not detrimental however, I had a feeling of greater immersion in the story, being with all this people for a while now...
This book was not my favorite of the saga, but nonetheless brings intriguing new elements to the Twilight universe.
The performance gets better throughout the series, and is already quite good in the first book
A accurate description of the Japan of 1940's and compelling story to boot.
The narrator give a nive "oriental" feeling
Already listened a couple times
This was the book that I first listened to ever.
Already listened to over a hundred books and keep turning back to this one
For a first listener and not a native speaking English, I was amazed how clear was the performance (had a book in hand too, afraid not to follow, but put that away quickly)
About the story: this was the book that made my wife a reader after 30 or so years.
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