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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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    Nicole 10-08-15
    Nicole 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "bad directing and editing"

    the voice actors have been amazing in all the enders game books leading up to this one. but for some reason through out this book they couldnt pronounce characters names correctly and also pronounced hegemon incorrectly. they tried to cover it up by voicing over it... badly

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    Samantha 10-06-15
    Samantha 10-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Read if you love the Ender Series"

    Enjoyed the narration, just as I have the other books in the Ender Series. I still like Enders Shadow better, but got wrapped right back up into following the battle school characters again. Card has a unique ability to blend fiction with world politics and military strategy. Another great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mariusz Lodz, Poland 09-18-15
    Mariusz Lodz, Poland 09-18-15 Member Since 2011

    Trying to be good buddhist at life and at work... searching for good buddhist and bussines books.

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    "Greate story poor performance…"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story is greate….


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bean


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Ther was a lot of strange places where ther was some corrections e.g each time word "Hegemon occures" ther is a diffrent voice.


    Did Shadow of the Hegemon inspire you to do anything?

    To buy next part.


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    Amazon Customer 09-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fine story and performance- terrible production"

    Several places where it is painfully obvious a resin occurred. It's jarring enough to shake you out of interest in the story and remember you're listening to a book.

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    R. A. Kelly 09-11-15
    R. A. Kelly 09-11-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story. Weak production"

    Enjoyable, though not as much as for book one in the series. Apparently there were some production issues related to pronunciation and the insertions and corrections are rather crude. Otherwise good voice actors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver 09-06-15
    Oliver 09-06-15

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    "Dire"
    What disappointed you about Shadow of the Hegemon?

    The story was childish and dull. The characters were irritating.


    Has Shadow of the Hegemon turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less glitches; lots of bad dubbing ruined it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Munoz Renton, WA 08-30-15
    David Munoz Renton, WA 08-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book, bad recording"

    The readers are good, but sounds like it was ripped from a cassette tape. Not up to audible quality.

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    Amazon Customer 08-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story - poor performance and editing"

    I have read this entire series and loved it, and after listening to Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow (with the same narrators) I had high hopes for Shadow of the Hedgemon. Unfortunately, in most places throughout the audiobook the name of a key character is mis-pronounced (even though the pronunciation is discussed in the previous book narrated by the same individuals). Also, it would appear that each time the word "hedgemon" was used it was mis-pronounced because there are many instances where a poor edit was done with a different voice.
    I'm definitely a fan of the story, but the audio performance of the previous books far exceeds that of this recording.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 08-11-15
    Sara 08-11-15
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    "Great Story, Terrible Production"

    I love the Enders books, this one is no exception; however, the production was terrible and took away from the story. Too much music for one thing, and every so often you get a word or phrase dubbed in by a completely different voice... such a terrific book deserves a much better presentation. Glad it cost me a credit instead of 35 bucks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan Thompson Louisville, CO USA 08-10-15
    Bryan Thompson Louisville, CO USA 08-10-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story, spotty audio editing"

    Fantastic and engaging story. I can't wait to "read" the next book in the series.

    That said this audiobook had moments of very poor sound editing. The music at the end of the chapters was fine and didn't bug me like some other reviewers but there were many times that a word or phrase had been spliced in to make a correction but it had a different volume and timbre of voice almost like it was a different person than the narrator you'd just been listening too. Very weird to listen to and not something I've experienced in other audiobooks from Audible or books in the Ender series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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