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.
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