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Xenocide | [Orson Scott Card]

Xenocide

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.
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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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"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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    Jason Woodbridge, CT, United States 02-04-10
    Jason Woodbridge, CT, United States 02-04-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Must read, if you're started the Ender series"

    This is the first-half of the end of the Ender Speaker series. Great narration combined with a great story.

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    Darin ladson, SC, USA 01-29-07
    Darin ladson, SC, USA 01-29-07
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    "NIce"

    good book! only complaint is that it did'nt end the series. I still have to read Children of the Mind! I was hopeing that this Book would rap it up, but its still a good listen.

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    Rene San Marcos, US, Canada 08-14-06
    Rene San Marcos, US, Canada 08-14-06 Member Since 2005
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    "An OK addition"

    Out of all the Ender's series I've read up to this point have been by far supierior to this addition. Although it was interesting in many parts, the story seemed to lag on giving you information you really didn't care to read about.

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    Rubin Everett, WA, United States 05-24-06
    Rubin Everett, WA, United States 05-24-06 Member Since 2001
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    "Totally Card! I loved it."

    I thought this one was great.

    If you liked the others in the series you'll have to keep going.

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    Gus Lagrangeville, NY, USA 12-06-04
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    "Not quite as pointed as Speaker for the dead"

    This story is not quite as pointed as speaker for the dead, but anyone who was as interested in the raw emotionally charged friction of the relationships as I am will be just as interested in seeing where this one goes. The philosophy about humanity probably could be a little shorter, as it repeats itself a bit from different perspectives, but I still enjoyed it all. I fealt that the repition might be necessary since it's easy to miss certain things if you are still digesting a different point. Anyone who grew up in a big family or is interested in culture or psychology will find this story thoroughly enjoyable. It's also a lot fun to follow along while trying to keep track of the many metaphorical vehicles that Card employs to see what he's really trying to say.

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    Gerry Prairie Grove, AR, United States 11-21-04
    Gerry Prairie Grove, AR, United States 11-21-04 Member Since 2002

    Hello, I am an avid, when I have time, reader and have been with Audible since 2002. I have a vision problem which makes it hard to read books, so the audible format is a God Send!

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    "Loved the book, plain and simple!"

    The story telling of the Ender series is spellbinding. This book ran my emotions through the gambit. The deep philosophical meanings behind the words were a pleasure to embrace. I used a bit of it in my Sunday School class. Ramen, wouldn?t we all benefit from being, I loved the hive queen?s voice.

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    Kelly Silver Spring, MD, USA 07-25-04
    Kelly Silver Spring, MD, USA 07-25-04
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    "Thought-provoking, but a bit annoying."

    Mostly, I really enjoyed the book. Lots of great dialog, and you never quite know where the story is going to go next. The characters are all really interesting, and the way they tackle/solve the problems they are faced is very creative. This writer has a true grasp of human nature, as well as various aspects of society, and the light he shines on these (through the story) really teaches you alot about the real world. This is no "formula" book.

    Though I'm giving it 5 stars, because it really is that good, I do have one gripe. This was one of those books where in a few places I just thought the characters acted counter intuitively (read stupidly). I kept saying why don't they just..... I won't give anything away but there are a few things I think the protagonists could've done, with no negative consequences, to make their lives alot easier. Still, I guess you just gotta go with the flow on those things.

    So go ahead, I'd strongly advise renting this one.

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    Stephen NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 04-02-10
    Stephen NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 04-02-10 Member Since 2008

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    "A worthy addition to the story"

    First, the narration is top notch. People who complain about the oriental voices need to get a grip.
    As for the story, yes this is a typical Card story where emphasis is on characterization and not action. The story is fairly deep and is good.

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    "Epicness folows "This is audible""

    Xenocide is yet another piece of epicness from the labs that make up Orson Scott Card's mind. I will soon be listening to the sequel. The way he tugs at our heart strings with the stress of Andrew and Novinha's relationship and how it is affected by Andrew's relationship with Jane. It also lets us see the older versions of Quara and Grego. It also gives us the perspective of the "God Spoken" On the planet named Path (Named after its religion.) And finally we get to see Miro not grow up, and still become a hero. This is a must read for all Card fans. Highly recommended.

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    J. Carpenter Fremont, CA USA 07-20-07
    J. Carpenter Fremont, CA USA 07-20-07

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    "Excellent!"

    This book is extremely well read as well as being an excellent book. Highly recommended.

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