The first half of this book is fairly gripping. The story brings you along and you find yourself excited to find out what happens next. However, about half way through, the whole thing takes a nose dive. The story gets dumb and the characters get thin. I was terribly disappointed after such a promising first half.
The narrator is average. I don't think he takes too much away from the book, but most of his "voices" are a bit over the top.
I really enjoyed both Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, read by some of the same narrators. However, some of the narrators in this book attempt to use a a Chinese accent that is terrible. It sounds like a stereotypical bad Chinese accent that you might here in a comedy routine. It not only adds nothing to the book, it is actually quite distracting and hard to listen to.
Otherwise, I enjoyed the story.
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