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Prez

New York | Member Since 2006

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  • 7 reviews
  • 62 ratings
  • 288 titles in library
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  • Shadow of the Giant

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
    Overall
    (2361)
    Performance
    (1188)
    Story
    (1200)

    Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

    Joe says: "Enderverse"
    "Excellent - Important part of the saga"
    Overall

    Having read Ender's Game, Enders Shadow, Shadow of the Hegman, Shadow of the Puppets (not great)and now Shadow of the Giant in that order, I recomend this as an important and touching part of the series. There are some relegious parts that might not appeal to some;however, this should be read. You will not be disapointed.Am now off to Speaker for the Dead,Zenocide and finaly Children of the Mind. Will miss some of our friends however.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (562)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (175)

    Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and 8-year-old Stevie's school is worse. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers' concern turns to terror.

    Dave says: "A knockout"
    "major disappointment"
    Overall

    As a OSC fan who has read the entire Ender series including first meetings,and also Empire,as much as I really wanted to like this book,I couldn't. It is looong and boring. Those who said the only good part was the last ten minutes are somewhat correct. Actually, even that was not that great. I purchased this even after reading the bad reviews. I should have listened.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8311)
    Performance
    (4767)
    Story
    (4822)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "another must read in the series"
    Overall

    In some ways this was better than Ender's game. Once again Card come up with some unique and imaginative ideas. What an imagination. You really must read this if you want to take the next step in the series. You won't be disappointed. If you liked Ender's game you will like this. Have listened to Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow,Shadow of the Hegemon,Shadow of Pupets,Shadow of the Giant,in that order as per the suggestion of another writer.Therefore, I have some knowledge of the series. This is another great Card read. I too have complained about one of the woman readers.Unfortunately, and sadly I am almost used to her winey voice. Am now starting Xenocide and the on to Children of the Mind. Will keep you informed on my unlearned opinions.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Puppets

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (2507)
    Performance
    (1322)
    Story
    (1344)

    Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

    Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

    Amy says: "Great book!"
    "too much fluff"
    Overall

    I have read Enders game,E Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon which were great. This one was no where near the others. One disk would have told this whole story. There are some interesting parts but they are imbeded in tons of filler. Am on to Shadow of the Giant. Hopefully that will be the old Card. This is no where near his best. The end picks up otherwise this would have been a complete waste.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4891)
    Performance
    (2843)
    Story
    (2884)

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    L. says: "Totally Card"
    "A must read after Ender's Game"
    Overall

    Card is amazing. This is the perfect companion to Ender's Game. It beautifuly enriches the Ender's saga. You will not be disapointed in how Scott inter weaves this with EG. As always Scott's Imagination and writing is the best. And of course there is a surprise or two. Am now listening to Shadow of the Hegemon which is supposed to be listened to next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22739)
    Performance
    (14111)
    Story
    (14257)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Don't miss this one"
    Overall

    What a fantastic story. You'll never anticipate the climax. While I have some trouble with the age and maturity of the children,it's still a great listen. My only real problem was with the often whiney voice of the woman reader. I going to follow Joe form Sacramento's order -6/13/05 p15 -since he has read all the books.Just started Ender's Shadow which seems to make sense as the book after EG.Thanks Joe for the tip.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Twelve Sharp

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1627)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (488)

    America's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her twelfth best seller and sure to win more fans than ever before. Trenton, New Jersey's premier troublemaker is once again struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her gift for destroying every car she drives. Not to mention her attempts to bring in the sometimes scary bail jumpers of Trenton and the sudden appearance of a mysterious female stalker, who turns out to have a close connection to Ranger.

    Ruth says: "Entertainment at its best!"
    "Mindless"
    Overall

    This is a cross between a comic book and a soap.And bad ones at that.I can't believe these sell.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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