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"Thought-provoking, insightful, and powerfully written." (School Library Journal)
"As a storyteller, Card excels in portraying the quiet drama of wars fought not on battlefields but in the hearts and minds of his characters." (Library Journal)
Variety of narrators creates a play-like dramatic effect, but story lacks clear build-up and resolution. The last few chapters are particularly weak, with the author seeming to introduce a deus ex machina after writing himself into a corner.
The narration is fantastic and follows in the tradition of the other Ender books. The story is complex, but if you stick through the depth of the beginning you find a world that you don't want to end. The characters are masterfully crafted.
Worth while read. Can't help but question self, religion, God, space, time, creation, evolution, love & devotion. My mind if FULL of new concepts & possibilities.
In contrast to Ender's Game, Card navigates metaphysical postulations amidst a wonderful story. After reading this series, I've enjoyed the new found beauty in Card's writings through audiobooks.
the story is well written and generally well performed but there is one female voice actress that still makes everything seem SOOO dramatic, like every single sentence is the climax of the story. I'm not sure if it is the same actress or a different one (this book has many), as well as one actor, both do ridiculous Chinese accents for the characters on Path that I could not take seriously and were so stereotypical it was borderline offensive. It caught me off guard, but overall the group did a great job adapting for different gender characters, sometimes having one actor doing all dialogue sometimes up to three for a single conversation, it generally works very well. Given the number of actors and actresses I would not have minded seeing how it would have worked to have the same actor/actress voice the same character throughout, but that would have also limited the range we get to see from the performers so it's not a complaint so much as a thought.
Great cultures and situations for the characters to find themselves. But often they feel artificially produced instead of happening organically.
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