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
The book overall is good, however, this one has markedly poorer audio quality than previous installations. There's also several points where it is apparent they overlaid new audio where Scott Brick had mispronounced "hegemon", however, they did not replace it in all places, nor did they successfully match the audio. The result is quite noticeable and abrupt as the quality changes suddenly for a few words, then reverts back to the bass-heavy mix that is heard throughout the rest of the book.
While it is far from making the book impossible to listen to, it does detract from my ability to enjoy it as much as I find myself distracted by the poor audio quality.
it was a great recording comma however the actors mispronounced the word hegemon, and instead of just letting it be they redubbed a different voice and imposed it over the original recording at a different volume level it was very jarring. and I was hesitant because of it to give such a high rating. that aside card has made a brilliant story!
Very good, although it seems that they went back and made some sloppy edits to correct the actors' pronounciations of "hegemon." Other than that, it was excellent.
I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings. I have no rivals. No man can be my equal.
I love SkyBoat, but there were a few slip ups on this one. The story is interesting and the performances were great. But there were A LOT of segments looped in to replace the word Hegemon. Come on guys, it's the title of the book.
The story is well written and mostly well read, but the edits/updates were poorly done. The voices don't match and the edits were only a few words in the middle of a sentence, giving the effect of jarring your focus away from the story and onto the edits themselves. Also, the music was terrible. It would have been much better without music.
One personal pet peeve, the author talks about the character putting another "clip" into their pistol...it's a magazine, not a clip. The slang term is "mag".
yes, overall the production was good
don't know, don't care :-)
The entire series is enjoyable, but these edits and the music are not well done.
OSC delivers another awesome story with both new & familiar characters.
Production of the reading is sub-par. Not sure how this even got released to the public. The good news is that as bad as the production is, it doesn't detract from the story.
kept my attention for the most part and well worth listening to, but not nearly as good as Ender's shadow. It did not have the intelligence, detail and uniqueness of Ender's shadow. all the characters seemed to take on much more traditional, played out rolls, which is the opposite of what made enders Shadow so unique, interesting and unpredictable. it just seemed much more formulaic!
This is a good story, but the narrator apparently pronounced hegemon incorrectly. Instead of fixing it seamlessly, there is an awkward and very noticeable different voice that reads those passages. It is distracting and frustrating to hear.
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