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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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©1991 Orson Scott Card (P)2000 Audio Renaissance

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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    Michael 05-01-15
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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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    Ricardo 04-29-15
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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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    Rishi Sachdeo 04-26-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    Brownting Rochester, MN, United States 04-22-15
    Brownting Rochester, MN, United States 04-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another book worthy of the series"

    I like the ender series so far. Interesting story, some intriguing thought experiments. Though there is a little too much foreign language and catholic theology for my tastes.

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    Codebender 04-21-15
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    "Enthralling philosophical and ethical novel"

    While the novel may not have twists and turns nor action packed moments, it is an extremely interesting thought experiment, all with Card's delightfully written dialogues and internal monologues. Excellent purchase for any fan of Speaker for the Dead.

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    "Good story"

    really like the Ender stories and looking forward to the next book. i just hppe our species can get past the religion thing in 3000 yrars.... excellent reading by the readers.

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    Mark 04-18-15
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    "For Ender Fans"

    If you're like me and you want to keep following Ender Wiggins's life (the guy is straight up awesome), than read this next book. Xenocide is a huge, complex story that dives even deeper into the events of Speaker for the Dead, and I highly recommend it if you enjoyed the last book. I'm excited to read Children of the Mind, which I've come to understand is basically Part 2 of Xenocide.

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    Amazon Customer GUN BARREL CITY, TX, United States 04-11-15
    Amazon Customer GUN BARREL CITY, TX, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Religion Rules the universe"

    The amount of Religions and their rules really gets tedious. If there was more than only one spiritual character the religious aspects would have provided contrast instead of tedium. I was disappointed.

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    JONATHAN P OWENS 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Life changing"

    Great!! this series keeps getting better and better. not your traditional sci fi, a lot Kore dialogue and philosophy.

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