The book is a classic. I love the detail and descriptive nature of this book. It paints a new picture in each chapter. The characters come to life in the telling of the tale.
The voicing of the characters was a bit flat for my liking. If this version of the books was done by someone with a bit more voice depth I would likely buy it. The reading was well done at times I missed the character transitions and had to backup to get the current context.
This book due to it's descriptive nature was one that for me was better spread out over several days of listing. I kind of needed time to process the different scenes of travel thru out the book. I have seen many movie depictions of this book and they were all very different. When I listen to the book again I will likely not stop as much.
I liked the way the story is woven togather. It builds on it's self and keeps open of the Frontier's universe. It allows for the story to keep expanding without getting old.
The Author does not hold back when the aliens start to show up then you are all in.
His is outstanding with his characters. He really has a gift to build each character with is voices. It is hard to listen to the Lost Stars books and not hear him doing the voices. He is just gifted and a pleasure to have perform the stories.
Loved this book looking forward to the next one in the series. If you like space scifi you this series is hard to beat.
It is in the Middle of the Pack as a Fan of the Lost Fleet Series this is a must read
The story build on the Lost Fleet Series from the other perspective. I like having the differing point of views told. It makes the story fill the larger world in which it takes place.
I really like the narrator from the Lost Fleet Series. This one does not have the depth of voice variations, and with the complex back and forth that occurs in this book I often found it hard to track which character the dialog was for.
No extreme reactions to the book. It was part of the broader Jack Cable (Black Jack) Universe.
I hope the second book does not start out as slow as this one. Once it started to pickup and get things rolling it was good but laying all the ground work was much harder to follow. I wish the author had a cleaner flow in the first part of the book. Over all I love the story as a whole and this audio book will be listened to many times over the years.
This story was well crafted. It started out without any apparent link to Enders Game and then it twisted back and was woven into one of the best stories I have ever encountered.
I liked Jane in this story. She is dynamic and develops as a teenager.
Well put together.
In this book is the authors fills in some of the gaps while Ender progresses towards the Speaker for the Dead segment in the series. I have not listened to speaker for the dead yet and am looking forward to it. I had only listened to the first book in the Enders Shadow series and this book threw in a few spoilers for future books in that series. Nothing big but it will take a few of the suppresses out. I am now going back to listen to the rest of the Enders Shadow series before I move on to Speaker for the Dead.
Ender really grows up in this book, and so does Graff. There were other stand out characters as well but I don't want to give anything up.
The performance of this book was well done. The diverse cast made it easy to follow the character separation.
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