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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"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)
Enders game and Ender's shadow go hand in hand.
It was great seeing another side of Ender.
A father of seven and a lover of books.
I struggled with the idea of listening to a story that parallels Ender's Game. Wouldn't that make this inferior by design? No is the honest answer. This book stands alone and perfectly compliments a book I love (Ender's Game). You get new insights into Bean, and also into Ender and others. You can now see Ender as others do (which is awesome) and you have a deep understanding of how Bean perceives the world around him and handles challenges.
All in all, I'm super thrilled by this book and look forward to the series of books that follow.
Go Bean, and Go Ender!!!
Listing to this story I felt that Ender could not have won the battle without Bean. Bean was smarter and and faster then Ender.
Ender's Shadow is one of my favorite books, and the audio books are overall excellent so far. In this recording, however, there are some jarring elements that tended to boost me out of the story. Not deal-breakers, but if there was a different recording version I would definitely want to exchange.
In several places in the reading, the word Hegemon, hegemony, etc are cut in with an alternate voice. Perhaps the original narrators had a pronunciation issue? Also there are some unexpected and inexplicable changes in narrator.
Also there's a personally unpleasant music interlude between sections, which are odd, dissonant in some cases, and sound like old old video game music - I think it might be "midi" if anyone remembers that.
I have 4 Audible accounts and my wife thinks I may have a problem.
I really enjoyed how Bean started from the bottom and... If you were let down by Speaker for the Dead or the follow ups then you must listen to this. It's another viewpoint form Ender's Game. My favorite OSC book!
Good book, But listen to Enders Game first. (Don't bother with the rest of the Enders game books but the Enders Shadow books are pretty good)I like the fulfilling aspect of the story and how it fills in the gaps of Enders Game.
How it intertwined with the original story, but added depth and perspective to everything else that was happening before and during Ender's Game.
Bean, of course. He's like everyone of us - smart, and confident, but doubtful.
yes, it was compelling
I have listened to a lot of books on here but I would defintly say out of my top ten; this book would be between 6-10. No knock against this book its just hard to compete against the Night Angel trilogy, Sherlock Holmes, and Enders Game.
The thing I loved about this story is that they make you think even more about the ethics of winning at all cost. The book also brings up major issues about children growing up in the very lower class. I know this book may take some liberties in the facts but it definitely make you wonder what the kids really go through.
The scene that I really enjoyed in this books is the scenes of Bean and his best friend in the book, it really shows a human side to this baby genius. The twist is this story will make you want to do a marathon session.
Enders Shadow: Beans Journey
I honestly was worried about getting this book and wasting a credit on a rehashed Enders Game, but I have never been so glad to be wrong in my life. I loved watching all these events through the eyes of those who follow Ender through hell and back.
I loved Enders game, but I was very disappointed with Speaker for the Dead. All this book does is add depth to ender wiggins experience in battle school, by following the story of his companion Bean. I really enjoyed listening to this novel, and would consider it essential to anyone that wants to learn more about Orson Scott Card's futuristic world.
if you enjoyed ender's game, you'll very much enjoy this book as well. the only things are that i found myself wanted to hear more about ender, but Bean (the main char) definitely has the depth to be a main character.
the ending was a little flat though. nonetheless, it's highly recommended!
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