If you loved Ender's game.......you have to read this series.....you must surrender your free will and push the buy button. Thank me later. I feel The two prequel books so far (where's the third one....hurry up!), a required reading with Enders Game, not because you have to read them to understand Enders Game, because Ender's Game was so good, you hunger for these books to give you more of the story.
Card gave us more of the story, I drank in every word. I was not disappointed, it was everything I hoped for. Nicely done, Card!
How can you not like Victor. But I am having a love hate relationship with Lem Jukes. Have not found the answer yet, but I suspect he will remain the villian you love to hate, and somehow respect.
Many......Right up there.....Stefan is always good!
I'm not that clever......but, how about......"Honey, where did I put the ant powder?"
I liked it!
Enders Game is one of the best all time sci-fi stories ever written, according to me. Card does a good job of filling in the blanks and fleshing out the foundation upon which Enders Game can now sit on.
I enjoyed the story-scape Card painted for us in this book, setting the stage for Ender's Game. I could feel and see the story happening as I listened. I knew the characters and cared about them and interacted with them.
If you liked Enders Game, these prequels are essential, and in my opinion better than the sequels were.
Stefan Rudnicki is one of my favorite narrators. Card uses him a lot and he is part of the story......I expect the Stefan Rudnicki voice when I hear a Card book......it wouldn't be right without him!
Nearly did.....listened to this book and the second in the series over a three or four day period.
No, but not because I didn't like it. There are so many books waiting for me, it is hard to re-listen to any book again. A special privilege only one or two books or series will ever have from me......those are my favorites.
That said, I liked this book. It was a good sequel to Divergent. I reallty like the story line, the world Veronica Roth created and the characters are easy to picture in my mind. A mark of a good writer in my book. I would have given the story five stars, but I felt Beatrice was too much of a maverick, lying to friends too much, running off half cocked too often. Even so, I really liked the book, I was just being too picky for a minute.....I'm back now... No question, I will buy the third book, as soon as I can get my hands on it.
As I said answering this question about Divergent, it has a Hunger Games favor. But it is not a knockoff or copy. It is a good story line and if you liked Hunger Games, you probably would like this series too.
Not going to spoil it for you....read the book....worth the read.
Yes! Captivating story line. The Author does a good job of painting a picture of the story location and creating characters that you can see in your mind and truly feel their personality. Veronica Roth did a good job developing this story. I am interested to see what other books she writes in the future. As for this book, I devoured it and the sequel in just three or four days.....now waiting for the third book....hurry Veronica!
Some compare this story to Hunger Games. There is a feel of hunger games in it, a lot action and personal interaction. But, it is different, not a knockoff or copy, it is a good story and was well worth the time listening to it.
My first time listening to her. Good job, I was drawn into the story and the voice of the book. Nothing is worse than a good book and a poor reader, distracting from the story. Emma didn't distract, that is my highest praise.
No extreme reaction, just captivation.
I really enjoyed the story line and the characters, but the story was an "F-bomb" fest. It is one thing to skip over the "F-bombs" reading a story, but to hear them in the quantity they appeared in this story was too much, it ruined the story for me. I probably won't buy any other stories by this author. The story also has a graphic sex scene. Too much for me, I like PG-13 stories.
Great story, a must read for any sci-fi fan.
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