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Shadow of the Giant Audiobook

Shadow of the Giant

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.
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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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    Eliot 03-30-15
    Eliot 03-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful"

    I'm in love with this series, such a beautiful conclusion to the saga of war.

    Aa ex yt sl uq

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    Dylan J. Lawrence Taiwan 03-20-15
    Dylan J. Lawrence Taiwan 03-20-15 Member Since 2013

    Dylan

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    "Way better than the last two."

    This is Orson Scott Card at his best. Great story arc and complex characters without the overly simplistic plot devices of alien invasion or super genius pathological killer antagonist.

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    1GoZoom 02-28-15
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    "what an ending."

    The performance is amazing as always from these folks. That said, this may be OSC's best writing to date. The last two chapters really put the series into perspective.

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    M. Lambert 02-01-15
    M. Lambert 02-01-15 Member Since 2013

    Stargate

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    "great story, stoke editing errors"

    multiple times there were two voices out of sync trading the same lines as each other.

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    Kairiin Montreal, Quebec, Canada 01-25-15
    Kairiin Montreal, Quebec, Canada 01-25-15
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    "More about characters I love reading about."

    This story fills in details on those who stayed on Earth in the Enderverse, and I felt it fit beautifully with the other parts of the story. Traffic, touching, heroic and human. If you like the stories that went before you will enjoy this one as well.

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    luke 09-11-13
    luke 09-11-13
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    "An average book in this series... good if you are"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes... if he was a fan.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great dialogue among characters.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Different voices for different characters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would not make this into a film


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    Oksana Toronto, ON, Canada 08-21-13
    Oksana Toronto, ON, Canada 08-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "i disagree"
    Would you listen to Shadow of the Giant again? Why?

    not a waist of time, interesting story. i just think that the smartest person on earth, Bean, would make a better father then described. he's such a failure in this book that it's hard to believe the author spent 3 volumes building him up just to tear him down like this. i am just mad on Bean's behalf ;)


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    Aaron TUCSON, AZ, United States 06-09-13
    Aaron TUCSON, AZ, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Odd pronunciation of Achilles"
    What did you love best about Shadow of the Giant?

    Walking and listening


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of the Giant?

    Sun Tzu


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Pronounced Achilles like the Greek god he was named after.


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

    I cringed every time they pronounced Achilles


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Joshua 03-15-13
    Joshua 03-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Listen/Read"

    I really enjoyed this book (just like all the others in the series). I feel like it did a great job wrapping up the Bean Quartet.

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    Isis Chestnut Ridge, NY, United States 09-24-12
    Isis Chestnut Ridge, NY, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Longer story, deeper development of the characters, more similarity to his other books.


    What could Orson Scott Card have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    see above


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shadow of the Giant?

    the bloody scene of the fight between the brothers


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