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Shadow of the Hegemon Audiobook

Shadow of the Hegemon

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Publisher's Summary

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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    darrin Castleton 04-25-16
    darrin Castleton 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It's ASHEELE. and HEDGE E MON"

    great story but pronunciations and obvious reedits made it tough to get through at times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sindhoo San Jose, CA, United States 04-14-16
    Sindhoo San Jose, CA, United States 04-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Warwick, RI, United States 04-04-16
    Steve Warwick, RI, United States 04-04-16 Member Since 2015

    I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings. I have no rivals. No man can be my equal.

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    "Good but distracting"

    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.

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    Tim 03-10-16
    Tim 03-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the story"

    Tons of mistakes where it seems like they re-recorded words that were mispronounced. Really took away from what is usually an enjoyable experience.

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    Pat Webb 02-17-16
    Pat Webb 02-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, bad job editing, bad music"
    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of the Hegemon the most enjoyable?

    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".


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    no favorite


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    yes, overall the production was good


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

    don't know, don't care :-)


    Any additional comments?

    The entire series is enjoyable, but these edits and the music are not well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Chambers 02-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story but Botched Editing"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yesod oregon 02-04-16
    Yesod oregon 02-04-16 Member Since 2007
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    "80% as good as Ender's shadow"

    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!

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    ACL 02-03-16
    ACL 02-03-16 Member Since 2015

    ACL

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    "Great story, but audio stinks"
    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    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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    Amazon Customer 01-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful Read"

    Really enjoyed this one. It was truly a very different story, a different feel then any of his other books that I've read. I think it is even a great story in and of itself even if a reader had not read the previous books.

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    Kimberly 01-24-16
    Kimberly 01-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "very disappointed "

    This story was so disappointing after following the series this long. The developing of a possible love story with Bean later seemed awkward. Supporting characters were portrayed as idiotic for the most part. And the recording was strange. Whenever the word "Hegemon" was used, another creepy voice came on. and the way the emails were read robotically at the beginning of chapters was hard to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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