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Shadow of the Giant Audiobook

Shadow of the Giant

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Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.

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

What the Critics Say

2005 Audie Award Nominee, Science-Fiction

"The novels of Orson Scott Card's Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games, and psychology." (USA Today)

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    Jan Philip Cramer San Francisco, CA United States 04-07-05
    Jan Philip Cramer San Francisco, CA United States 04-07-05 Member Since 2016

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    "GREAT BOOK"

    What a fantastic book. Almost my favorite of the Shadow series. I hope it is not the last. You have to listen to the previous books to understand what?s going on.

    GREAT.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 04-23-14
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 04-23-14 Member Since 2011

    71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).

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    "Best of the Best"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The intense emotions of the characters. I also liked the involvement of the characters from Battle School who were part of his group in the Ender series.


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

    You better keep the Kleenex handy. This one will make the hardest person sob.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to the entire Ender series and all but one of the Bean series. They are all wonderful, but this is possibly the very best one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Salt Lake City, Utah, United States 03-05-12
    Eric Salt Lake City, Utah, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2012

    A man. A plan. A canal. Panama

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    "Good story, clumsy narration"

    The story is fun, a great continuation of the Ender saga. Unfortunately, there are something like 84 narrarators (okay, only 5 or 6). The story jumps clumsly between them. Everything is told third person, but different chapters have different narrators without any rhyme or reason.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric 10-24-10
    Eric 10-24-10 Member Since 2014

    I'm 52 and enjoy sifi, history, funny romance, fantasy type books. I give my views as to how a book is based on my emotions.

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    "request Mr. Card"

    .. I have Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, and now Shadow of the Giant. It would be GREAT to know in what order these should be heard/read but there is none given in any description.

    I love all 3, but am I missing one between Shadow of the Hedemon and Shadow of the Giant?

    I know Ender's Game is pretty much the same as Ender's Shadow, just told by Bean instead, but what's next in the series??

    Thanks

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Houston, TX, United States 04-27-08
    Paul Houston, TX, United States 04-27-08 Member Since 2012

    I've been an Audie Awards judge since 2008. I have enjoyed audiobooks since the days when they were called "Books on Tape".

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    "Another dose for the Enderverse Addicts"

    Unlike some who reviewed here, I followed the entire Ender story first and then backed up and started the Bean saga. But I'm finding the author's political views are starting to creep into his writing here. His promoting an anti-birth control logic that no doubt echos the writer's religous past, may put some readers off, but it's a minor part of the story. The rest of the book is not very sci fi outside of it being in the future with different governments. But it's a very good escape, none the less, into Ender's Universe with characters you can sympathise with.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Josh Alwitt Newton, MA USA 12-10-07
    Josh Alwitt Newton, MA USA 12-10-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Last gasp"

    The cast of characters in the Bean saga starts to get a little tired in this one. It's entertaining but my least favorite of this series. Card leaves room for another one after this so I hope he takes a fresh approach to it. He's an amazingly talented writer but the ideas in this installment are worn out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Melbourne, FL, United States 12-15-05
    Jennifer Melbourne, FL, United States 12-15-05 Member Since 2002
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    "Brilliant."

    I finished listening just a few hours ago and I enjoyed every moment spent with these characters. I cried for Petra and her life, I was amazed at how the characters were drawn so real and with faults and understandings and everything. I truly hope that we get at least one more book...perhaps one that focuses on Bean's amazing children? And what happened to Randi and her son "Achille's child"? Where did she go? I am dying to know. It's all tied up...but...not quite. :) Excellently done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ross Mosinee, WI, United States 05-14-05
    Ross Mosinee, WI, United States 05-14-05 Member Since 2006
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    "Ender is God"

    This book is possibly one of the best book in the series... The book starts out with Bean and Petra, then goes on to complement how the Hedgemon got his office and his place in history.

    The book i think is a real Door-opener since it opens up a whole new rush of possibilities and really provides a further extension in the series. Hopefully Scott Card can supply many more before he retires.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roz 04-19-05
    Roz 04-19-05 Member Since 2015
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    "Good... not as good as the other in the series"

    I thought that this was decent although not nearly as thought provoking as the other books in the Ender seires that the author has written...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Marietta, GA, United States 03-30-05
    Adam Marietta, GA, United States 03-30-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty Good, great reading"

    The naration is great. But the story doesn't have the same quality as some earlier books. It got better as it went on though.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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