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Xenocide Audiobook
Xenocide
Written by: 
Orson Scott Card
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki
Xenocide Audiobook

Xenocide

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Publisher's Summary

Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effect of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way and a second Xenocide seems inevitable, until the Fleet vanishes.

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What the Critics Say

"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)

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    "Great ensemble cast, narratively flawed."

    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.

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    Michael 05-19-15
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    "Makes You Think"

    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.

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    Marianne Payne Nacogdoches, TX 05-12-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Heavy story, heavy ideas - genius execution"

    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.

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    The story was fine. OSC's imagination is really vivid. However the audible readers were TERRIBLE in this performance. Really distracting.

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    "What a book!"

    It is so interesting and philosophical. I love the perspectives. I can't wait for the next book children of the mind.

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    "Best group of narrators."

    The collection of narrators in this story were great. I would listin to anything they read.

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    "Gives life to this weighty book!"

    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.

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    "Amazing ! Can't wait to start the next book!"

    This book flows well with Speaker for the Dead. Orson did an amazing job writing this book! I would recommend this to everyone I know.

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    "Well done overall but..."

    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.

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    Christopher 04-23-15
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    "Great Philosophy, but a little forced."

    Great cultures and situations for the characters to find themselves. But often they feel artificially produced instead of happening organically.

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