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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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    Gabe Thayn 05-07-15
    Gabe Thayn 05-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible"

    A story, like Enders Game, that everyone must experience. Very well read with multiple voice actors. I cannot emphasize enough the glory of the Ender and Bean series.

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    Burt Bergmann 04-29-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Ender's Shadow review"

    It is quite an amazing book. I listen to it over and over and every time it still seems new. The narrator does an amazing job!

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    Christine C. 04-29-15
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    "Great story on it's own"

    Excellent performance by all major readers. The novel itself is as good as or better than Enders game. Recommend it after reading Enders game even though this is considered as an independent story

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    Josh 04-27-15
    Josh 04-27-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "amazing. separate but completed enders game."

    thank you. completed enders game and led into another thrilling series. story was excellent but the reading was fantastic. one movie or two the reading is far superior than the movies could be.

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    James D 04-24-15
    James D 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another excellent performance."

    I was skeptical at first. I figured that another book about the same story would not be as good. I actually liked this side of the story better.

    As with all of their work, these narrators put on one hell of a performance.

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    Kevin 04-20-15
    Kevin 04-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Delve Deeper into Ender's Game"

    You learn to love the characters of Ender's Game in a much more vivid way, and learn about their mutifacetted personalities. I loved it immensely.

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    Emanuel Zion, IL, United States 04-15-15
    Emanuel Zion, IL, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well done, but...."

    Well done, but.... Even though it does well as a side story that does well in filling in knowledge of the over all story, I felt it had a little to much profanity for a story about mostly young people. I realize some of them had lives that hardened them but I still felt the level of profanity was high. Other then that it was a good story that was well read.

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    Penguin 04-10-15
    Penguin 04-10-15 Member Since 2014

    I love to read! And audiobooks are wonderful for my long commutes.

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    "Stands by itself"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend. Both this book and Enders Game stand on their own as great works of art. Together they are a wonderful way to spend time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Bean, his thoughts, his wisdom and questioning of all of humanity. The blending of Enders Game within "Enders Shadow" is a masterpiece.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of the narrators are wonderful.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, the extreme reaction(s) came throughout the story.


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    mcb17 04-06-15
    mcb17 04-06-15
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    "Ender's Game quality"

    if you loved Ender's Game you will love this! Great story, great voices, well paced, and every part of the book is satisfyin.

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    Peter Ontiveros 04-06-15
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    "An equal to Ender's Game"

    Simply Excellent. The audible version sucked me in as much as the paperback. I can listen to tho story and these storytellers over and over. It's just that good.

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