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Scott

COLLEGE STATION, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Shadows in Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1543)
    Performance
    (1391)
    Story
    (1403)

    At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

    Brittani says: "Great Build Up, and then Just Ends"
    "Half A Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is standard Card excellence, except that it is only half a story. At the end Card himself admits that this was an "experiment" with a new length: half a novel length as an impulse buy. (Too bad we can't spend half a credit)

    The result is that just when a typical story is really ramping up for the "best part" this story is winding down to start tying up the loose ends. When I saw there was only an hour left on my iPhone I went to download part 2 - only to discover there was no part 2. So this is a great setup for the next book but a bit light for a stand alone read.

    Performance wise two of the readers were great, but the third had such a low voice it sounded like a bad impression. It was so bass filled that it was distracting from the content. Not sure why anyone would think a 5 year old child should be read by such a voice.

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