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Ender's Shadow Audiobook

Ender's Shadow

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Publisher's Summary

The human race is at war with the "Buggers", an insect-like alien race. As Earth prepares to defend itself from total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable enemy, all focus is on the development of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth, they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School.

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, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.

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©1999 Orson Scott Card; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

  • Alex Award Winner, 2000

"An exceptional work." (School Library Journal)
"An absorbing, near-flawless performance." (Kirkus)
"As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic, yet hopeful, wondrous and strange." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Fantastic book!"

    Enders Game was phenomenal and I wondered for Orson Scott Card would create a concurrent story with another character. As always he did it masterfully and it was a complete joy to listen to. Great acting and great story.

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    "Great book"

    I have read every book in this series/world several times and love all of them. But this one is one of my favorites, maybe even the best. Would recommend to everyone.

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    Betsy Evans Birmingham, AL USA 07-14-15
    Betsy Evans Birmingham, AL USA 07-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing book"

    This book has the story and character and mystery every book needs and readers will love this amazing title.

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    "Best Audible Book Ever!!"

    This is by far the best narrated book ever. This definitely lives up to the greatness of Enders Shadow.

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    "I really liked this book"

    The book is a good "add-on" to Ender's Game. It gives you a different perspective on the events happening in Ender's Game.

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    John B. 07-02-15
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    "Great complement to Ender's Game"

    This was a great listen. I read enders game years ago and this tells the other side of that story but also a standalone.

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    J. Starkey 673 Lamberton rd pennsboro, wv 26415 05-31-15
    J. Starkey 673 Lamberton rd pennsboro, wv 26415 05-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great parallel story to Enders Game"

    Great cast and superb story. The authors notes really help put a lot into perspective. Truly better than Hunger games or maze runner trilogy. Even knowing the ending of Enders game this story carries itself as a complete and different story.

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    Rose 05-28-15
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    "great narration !"

    I did enjoy the book and the purpose of the book, but the ending wasn't the most pleasing. I enjoyed the beginning and the middle, but the finale didn't leave me thinking.

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    Ryan H. 05-19-15
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    "Loved it!!!"

    The story of Bean answers a lot of questions left open in Enders Game. This is a must read Ender fans!

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    Gikuyu Nderitu 05-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Compelling parallel novel to Enders Game!"

    Easy listen. Rudnicki composes a fantastic narration cast. The full cast evokes an environment of theatrical storytelling that is vibrant in a way that merely reading would not do justice. Bean's story wonderfully complements Ender's it fills out cracks and answers questions that the reader didn't know they had.

    If you're a fan of Ender's Game, this book and its descendants are a must read!

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