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Shadow of the Hegemon Audiobook

Shadow of the Hegemon

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Ender's Game told the story of the boy "Ender" Wiggin and his hard-won victory over an alien race that would have destroyed the Earth and all of humanity. But Ender was not the only child in the Battle School. He was just the best of the best. In Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card told the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean - the one who became Ender's right hand, his strategist, and his friend.

And now Card continues Bean's story, and finally tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans. At last we learn what happened on Earth after the destruction of the Hive Queen's worlds, after humanity no longer had a single enemy to unify the warring nations. This is the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

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Recording (P) 2001 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©2001 by TOR

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    ewithersict KS, USA 09-07-16
    ewithersict KS, USA 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, poor editing, cheesy music"

    Great story as always but the editing was terrible and the music was hokey which just got irritating.

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    Daniel J. Macarro Philadelphia, PA 09-05-16
    Daniel J. Macarro Philadelphia, PA 09-05-16 Member Since 2016

    I like history, religion, philosophy, and language

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    "I love these voice actors"

    Even if none of them can pronounce Achilles (ah-SHEEL) after being explicitly told in story by characters how it's said in the Belgian manner

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    Alena Forked River, NJ, US 08-12-16
    Alena Forked River, NJ, US 08-12-16 Member Since 2013

    I'm a lighting programmer with a lot of commuting in and out of the city. Listening to books keeps me from boredom when stuck in traffic :)

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    "Great story but ..."

    I didn't appreciate the change in narration to correct what I'm guessing was a pronunciation error. It was a difference voice and speed from the overall production and it was very distracting. I feel like this could have been handled better.

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    Max D 08-11-16
    Max D 08-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A good story, ending falls short."

    I love the attempt of the author to tell a story involving geo politics, but it is geared towards an adolescent audience more than the author's other books.

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    Kaiden 08-10-16
    Kaiden 08-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "10/10. Awesome narration and story."

    Perfect ebb and flow of action and story development. One of OSC's best creations. Multiple narrators gives the story more depth.

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    Mary Jesurun 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book, weird music and word replacements"

    First off, I want to say this is worth listening to. The voice acting and the story itself is wonderful. What I'm listing is just s little nitpicking to make it better.

    The chapters would sometimes end on these dark serious thoughts just to be followed up with this light hearted music. It's off putting.

    Also, the correction of the word 'Hegemon' by a different reader really takes you out of the story.

    Other than that, it was a great experience

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    Alina Petlin 07-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Retape!!!"

    This audio recording was the worst I've listened to. They need to retape the whole story. 1. Throughout the whole story they keep switching the pronunciation of one of the main characters from correct "Asheel" to incorrect "Achilles." I don't understand how the recording studio didn't catch on that the readers keep saying the name 2 completely different ways. 2. There is 1 reader who typically takes on the part of Bean. He always makes Bean sounds like he is on the verge of crying like a lil child! That is not how his character should be portrayed. 3. There were clearly mistakes w the word "Hegemon" bc the audio tape always adds a separate audio for this word. The word Hegemony or Hegemon was obviously recorded at a separate time; most likely due to mispronounciation the first time around. Yet they couldn't include fixing every time Achilles was promounced as "Achilles" & not the correct way of Asheel? It's a shame the author allowed this recording to be posted when he states that listening to someone read a book is the best way to interpret it. How can we interpret it when the readers mess the visual up!!!!!! The story, however, is pure reflection of Scott Cards amazing writing ability. The recording is such a disappointment & regret wasting any money on this. I want a refund or at least a free credit to get a better version of this book.

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    mark salisbury 07-23-16
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    "great story"

    another excellent story, but sometimes distracted by careless editing in the audio production. I was surprised/ disappointed by that.

    these are expensive editions, and should at least have a professional feel.

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    Michael L. Hasenfratz Thousand Oaks, California USA 07-20-16
    Michael L. Hasenfratz Thousand Oaks, California USA 07-20-16
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    "Great story, some technical issues"

    This second episode of the "Shadow" story was wonderful; however, there are several very poor splices where the editors attempted to either insert or replace a word with "hegemon". It was very sloppy and poorly done. Almost every time it occurred, it was a terrible distraction from the performance. Very much like reading a line of dialog that contains an obvious grammatical error "... she laid her head down to reset ..." (Right spelling, wrong word)

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    Raf 07-19-16
    Raf 07-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    This book, like all Orson Scott Card's books that I have read until now is amazingly good. Also, like all of his other books, it is very profound. He managed to create such wonderful characters. if I say anymore I will give away spoilers...

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