Interesting characters, love the narrator, but it ranks right up there with Edgar Sawtelle, for endings. Crappy book, don't waste your time. I felt very ripped off after listening to it, even after reading the previous reviews. OK, I was warned, but I held out hope.....
The reader should have learned how to pronounce the astronaut's names. This was basic.
It's as good as any of those that I've given 5 stars to.
The original Ender's Game, and the whole lot of the Ender's series. I've listened to them all as audiobooks, as long ago as I actually have some on cassette tape still!
I was skeptical at first as many "full cast" recordings are not as good as the original books, if the originals are well read.
I watched Card discussing how this recording would be different, if not better, than the original, so I decided to give it a shot. I really enjoyed that many of the original readers were used on this project as well.
This was certainly the best full cast recording of a book I've listened to, and on a par with the other audio Ender books. It is just different enough to make it a worthwhile read, and I really am glad I listened to it.
I appreciated the "old voices" from the other Ender books which I loved.
It was and I did!
If this is your first foray into the "Ender-verse", enjoy. If you are a long time reader/listener, I suspect you will enjoy this version as well. It was certainly worth using a credit on it. I'm glad I did experience it, and it's different enough from the original Ender's Game to keep one interested.
Eventually. For now I am just reflecting.
Toby, as she was the main narrator, and Black Beard, because in the end, this was his story.
The differert voices reflected the different personalities.
I'd leave it MaddAddam
Other reviewers have commented that the books in the trilogy could stand on their own, and that may be so. But one reviewer had mentioned that the books all fit together, sort of like the Ender saga,and so that is how I read them, and I agree with that. Start with book 1 and read them sequentially. This is a fine finish to the trilogy. Enjoy!
This is an exceptional read. The Kite Runner and books by Bryce Courtenay read by Humphrey Bower opened my ears (and mind) to the joy that an audio book can actually be better than the print version. The story is great, character development great, and the author actually knows how to craft an ending. The reader is wonderful, I was saddened to see he didn't have many other books he'd read. As for the story, it is one of familys, one of different cultures, one of medicine. All of which well executed. I've never written a review before, felt I had to after reading this wonderful book.
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