For devoted readers of the Ender books, this is a fun listen for the history of the first Formic attacks. In terms of a standalone book, it was good, but not quite as good as some of Cards other books. It felt like it was building the whole time, but didn't quite climax. I am looking forward to the next book, this one ends when it was just getting really good.
Another listener complained about the voice actors, I have no idea what they were talking about. The readers were terrific.
The book should have been about 1/3 of the length given the same content. But really, there should have been other content. The most like-able and engaging characters are in the beginning and the end. With more content about them, it would have been a good story, possibly great.
Hasn't turned me off from other books in the genre, just other books in the series. The Troy Rising series is excellent. This book just doesn't come close.
The performance was good, no problems there. It was a story problem.
Art3mis, I like a strong female lead
He has a great engagement with the story.
And [MINOR SPOILER], he's even mentioned in the book.
Yes! One of those books where I was very mixed happy/sad when it ended.
You definitely need to at least know a little about the 80s video game/movie genre, otherwise it'd be difficult to picture everything described in the book. It also helps to have a fondness for MMOs. If you've got those, you'll love this book.
The whole series is a great adventure. Totally original, and a fun listen.
The dog. He's hilarious.
Pros: So much fun!
Cons: This series made me spend all my credits!
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