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Shadow Puppets Audiobook

Shadow Puppets

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Publisher's Summary

Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, he will reshape our future.

Here is the continuing saga of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.

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©2002 Orson Scott Card; (P)2002 Fantastic Audio; Fantastic Audio Is an Imprint of Audio Literature

What the Critics Say

"Fans will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced plot and a suspense-filled conclusion." (Amazon.com)
"Once again, Card keeps the action, danger, and intrigue levels high." (Booklist)

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    jane besougloff HANFORD, CALIFORNIA, US 08-13-16
    jane besougloff HANFORD, CALIFORNIA, US 08-13-16 Listener Since 2008
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    "Great book!"

    loved it. this was my 5th or 6th reading of it but just perfect! wonderful

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    MARK H. 07-26-16
    MARK H. 07-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Review of Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card"

    Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card is an excellent sequel to Ender's Shadow. Card creates a whole new perspective of science fiction, showing different character's perspectives including that of the antagonist.

    This story should be listened to by more mature minds; those that can handle death and banter of lovers. This book is also for the slightly more scientific and technical minds who enjoy analyzing and solving problems.

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    Michael L. Hasenfratz Thousand Oaks, California USA 07-23-16
    Michael L. Hasenfratz Thousand Oaks, California USA 07-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Mostly enjoyable, but..."

    The story has too much religious fervor, for my tastes. I'm hoping the next episode is better.

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    Amazon Customer 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story."

    I almost didn't get this, due to the review my Joey saying there were homophobic topics. However, I wanted to complete the series so, I did. It was minor, and to me, was something easily missed in the story, be it no one draws your attention to it. The story is good, and very important to the Bean and Petria story line. the performance was amazing, as always.

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    mak 04-29-16
    mak 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "worth a credit"

    it was worth a credit to listen to this book. average book but not bad

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    Ron 04-29-16
    Ron 04-29-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Clever, entertaining and a few twists"

    Great series. As good as Ender's shadow. The plot exposes the thinking and actions of other Battle School soldiers and how they are shaping the world.
    There are a couple of predictable events but they are cleverly executed. I enjoyed the read.

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    Alexandra 03-25-16
    Alexandra 03-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bean is no Ender"

    This has been the worse book so far in the series. The first 4 with Ender as the protagonist were amazing and I couldn't stop listening - after I finished them I just had to continue reading the rest of the Enderverse books because I was so hooked. It's not that the books of the shadow series suck, but they're just not as intriguing and have barely any science fiction in them - and mainly, the protagonist Bean is not as a stellar protagonist as Ender, he is full of himself and very annoying at times, I cannot relate to him at all, and in this book particularly his whole relationship with Petra is nauseating. I'd rather spend time hearing about Peter and the Wiggins or Verlomi. If it wasn't that there will be a book tying in both parallel universes I would not have finished the book, I hope the next one is way better.

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    Rikard 03-18-16
    Rikard 03-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "issue with cronology"

    exelent naration but the storry fealth like it had issues with keeping some kind of cronological timeline

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    Jesse MESA, AZ, United States 03-09-16
    Jesse MESA, AZ, United States 03-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible ending"

    Loved all the books until this one. Very anticlimactic. I would have enjoyed a twist of some sort or more out of the villain. He was built up so much and defeated so easily.

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    Amazon Customer 02-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great, but Lacking"

    I finished this book feeling that something was lacking. Still a really good one, don't get me wrong. Maybe it was the quickness of the climax.

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