This, the author's definitive edition of the sequel to Ender's Game, also includes an original postscript written and recorded by the author himself, Orson Scott Card!.
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©1986, 1990 Orson Scott Card; (P)2002 Fantastic Audio, an Imprint of Audio Literature
"The most powerful work Card has produced. Speaker not only completes Ender's Game, it transcends it." (Fantasy Review)
Speaker for the Dead is very political, and the story is much more denser and deep than the first book, Ender's Game.
Card has a vivid imagination. Complex characters and plot. Beautifully presented with multiple speakers brings the story to life. Clearly one of my favorite books on tape.
I enjoyed "Ender's Game", so why wouldn't I want to keep listening to the story? At first, though, I wondered if I had made a wise choice. Yet the story sucked me in, nonetheless. And then, at the very end, the author himself explains the reasons behind the story, explanation of the title, and affirmation of my decision to like this book in the extreme.
If you liked "Ender's Game", you'll really like "Speaker for the Dead".
Probably not. Is a nice book to read but no reason to try it again.
Enders Game, the prequel, is inferior to this book.
The voices just give a pleasant feeling but, sometimes, the constant change of voices confused me since they are not acting, just reading.
Just like the ideas and concepts
Ender because he is awesome at everything he does and I relate to him. He has true wisdom over everyone and understands how to read people.
Please put a de-esser on this whole thing. My ears were annoyed for the first few hours.
Pigs don't know death
The esses are too much. Please do some better editing of this thing.
This what Orson Scott Card wanted to write, and it shows. The depth of the topics in this book could seem a bit more than what its young directed audience can handle.
More stuff blowing up like in Ender's game. I thought this would be military sci-fi not some sappy moralising story.
No sci-fi and fantasy is basically all i read for pleaseure. I come for the science part of the fiction.
He included relativistic effects of time travel which i liked and i liked the way he imagined the ecosystem of the planet the story was set.
It felt cheated after the brilliant work of hard sci fi that was Ender's Game. This book was boring.
on a rank it would be 50/100
yes but people who like fantasy would love this
i liked it pretty well i just liked the first better
no i listend to it in about a week
if you like fiction then you'll love this
Historical fiction is my genre of premier interest. Scifi too, but MUST be scientifically sound.
This entire story could have been captured in one chapter and he could've expanded the story to the rebellion, other worlds, or regeneration of the queen. Instead he focuses on interpersonal relationships, religious teachings, and cultural differences in a hypothetical world. Moreover, rather than writing more sci-fi he writes social fiction expanding on the sappy belief that putting one "agreement" between the parties will solve all the world's (and by extension, the universe's) problems. What the heck happened to our hero and the story?
The female reading was more melodramatic than in Ender's Game, which dampened overall performance significantly.
War and Peace.
The latter chapters discussing open rebellion. Otherwise, this book was a bust.
Stick to the SCIENCE fiction Card!
I kind of hate Orson Scott Card personally-- at least his public persona. His politics are odious. I mention this just to put context to the following sentence:
This book is one of the finest pieces of science fiction-- or any fiction-- I have ever read.
Top Ten. As much as I enjoyed Ender's Game; the book was pretty much setup for this, and-- compared to this-- fluffy and inconsequential. My favourite parts of Ender's Game were tangled up in the side story with Ender's Siblings, which is what set the stage for Speaker.
Read Ender's Game, then read this. You won't regret it.
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