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Children of the Mind Audiobook

Children of the Mind

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Publisher's Summary

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

Children of the Mind is the fourth and final volume in the original Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card, winner of the Hugo and Nebula award.

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©1996 Orson Scott Card (P)2004 Audio Renaissance

What the Critics Say

"This is a worthy ending to what might be styled a saga of the ethical evolution of humanity, a concept seldom attempted before and never realized with the success Card achieves here." (Booklist)
"Card's prose is powerful." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Paul 05-08-15
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    "Awesome"

    I loved this book. It is a great way to rap up wonder and to talk about philosophical questions. Great!

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    Cameron W Austin TX 05-08-15
    Cameron W Austin TX 05-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Obligatory read as a continuation but waxes long"

    Perhaps the narrators are just too slow and melodramatic. I had to speed up the reading at times and my mind wandered at others.

    Might be better as an eyes-on-page read since you can go faster.

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    "worth listening to"

    worth listening to. sometimes too preachy. s the still a good story. sometimes the religion and stereo typing makes me crazy , but books are written for our times. some times I agree with the author and sometimes not.

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    "Well done! Highest Honors!"

    In my view, You certainly achieved your goals in this extremely well written book.

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    N. C. Ebsen Stagecoach, NV United States 03-20-15
    N. C. Ebsen Stagecoach, NV United States 03-20-15 Member Since 2008
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    "The Cconclusion !?!"

    This book finished the story of Ender's but with an unexpected continuation. I will now move into the Ender's Shadow series.
    I have read many books by Orson Scott Card and enjoyed them all! Read Pathfinder!

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    Joseph 03-11-15
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    "Accent"

    The fake Chinese accent was terribly distracting from the story and the hive Queen's speech was far too slow.

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    Brooklynn0005 Kingston, NY 02-18-15
    Brooklynn0005 Kingston, NY 02-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "loved the series but this was ..."

    i loved the series but this was a little hard to finish. it seemed like some of the conversations were unnecessarily repetitive and drawn out

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    Joe 02-13-15
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    "Great Ending (Beginning) of the Ender Series"

    Since the narration is done by the same people who perform "Xenocide," it is quite easy to get into the flow. The vocal characterizations are brilliant, expressing even more than the words themselves do. There are so many great moments, it is hard to come up with one. If I have a favorite, it is Peter's soliloquy when he and Wang Mu deliver the Molecular Disruption Device to the hold of the flagship of the Lusitania fleet. I am looking forward to the coming-together of the Ender and Shadow series for a resolution of the phylotic threads created in those two brilliant series.

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    Jason Shaffer 02-04-15
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    "Focused on Philosophy"

    Excellent performance. A bit too philosophical. Felt out of place in the series. A number of facts and conversations were repeated from previous books. Found that boring. Overall, I continued to enjoy the characters and I enjoyed the sense of discovery that was carried on from Xenocide.

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    Joseph Parris 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "An excellent finale to the Ender Saga."

    Card and the performers truly please with the story and captured emotion in the reading of this epic classic finale to the Ender Saga. I cannot wait to listen to Enders Shadow as I continue to learn more about the Universe Card has created, in a way I've literally never heard before. Growing up reading these books was amazing to me, but being able to listen to them again and live the same story in a whole new way is truly an experience I cherish. I can't wait to go to work so I can listen to more of these books.

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