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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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    Thomas 02-15-15
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    "Great story"

    Don't listen to the negative Nancies, if you love Ender's Game then you'll Bean's story even more. Love the series

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    Nicholas 02-12-15
    Nicholas 02-12-15 Member Since 2006

    Sci fi junky that used to read a lot.

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    "Exceptional!"

    Wow! I can not say how much wow I feel right now. and I even like the little blurb at the end with Orson. it is very real.

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    Kristopher Ames Marysville, WA 02-06-15
    Kristopher Ames Marysville, WA 02-06-15 Member Since 2001
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    "A Great Companion Book"

    It has been a while since I first listened to Ender's Game. I really enjoyed it and was worried that this book might taint that a bit so I avoided it for a while. After listening to Ender's Shadow though, I realize how silly that was. This truly does complement Ender's game and gives you further insight into one if its more interesting characters... Bean. I enjoyed the different point of view of events I thought I knew so well. I would still recommend reading Ender's Game first as I think this book would be better appreciated if you were already familiar with the main story.

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    Nicolas E. Gomez 02-01-15
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    loved it listen to it over 2 days couldn't stop listening going to listen to rest of story in chronological order

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    Marco levanto, Italy 02-01-15
    Marco levanto, Italy 02-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "great but a bit frustrating "

    A different and complementary perspective to ender's game.

    with religious symbolism and a bit too much sequellitis

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    Ron Valenzuela 01-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An amazing story!"

    Ender's Shadow was an intriguing novel which touched on many qualities of what made a book great. Character being the most important, and Bean's mind was an interesting thing to reflect on.

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    JBliss 01-23-15
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    "A worthy sequel to Ender's Game"

    Per the author's end note: "The best production was the one jus heard". Too bad the movie didn't capture as much of this book as he thought it would at the time of recording. It's a gem.

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    Adam 01-13-15
    Adam 01-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Engrossing"

    Loved Ender's Game, but Ender's Shadow makes the story ten times fuller. You never know Bean's full contribution to the survival of humanity until you read/hear this book. Acting was top notch and the pacing was excellent.

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    Joshua 01-10-15
    Joshua 01-10-15
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    "Love it!"

    Great read but not the usual fun scifi it requires a lot of thought. Skip the ending narration it's about plans for the movie which already exists.

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    Roy J. 10-14-14
    Roy J. 10-14-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Poor Audio"
    Would you try another book from Orson Scott Card and/or the narrators?

    yes


    What other book might you compare Ender's Shadow to and why?

    I like all of the Ender books


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    better audio quality


    Could you see Ender's Shadow being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The audio is very poor not up to the standards I've come to expect from audible.

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