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Michael

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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
    (1659)
    Performance
    (1490)
    Story
    (1504)

    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"
    "An unfortunate stop off"
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    After listening to most of the other stories in the Andrew "Ender" Wiggin universe I found this book fell flat. Mr. Card said it best in the post-book interview: he and Tor were testing the idea of a half-sized book.
    In my opinion it did not work, I would say calling this is sequel is generous; it does come off as a short story. To me it feels rushed at the end which is ironic because much of the time I was listening I had to ask myself "why does this matter in the big picture?"
    The performance was ok, not because of the actors themselves... Scott Brick has always been a favorite of mine from the Dune series; and the other actors did equally well. But there did seem to be some, shall we say quirks from production that prevented me from getting utterly absorbed.
    Ultimately, this was the first book of many I every went to the trouble of returning. However, I am ready to move on to the next in hopes of a better listening experience.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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