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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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    Christopher 04-23-15
    Christopher 04-23-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    Amazon Customer 04-18-15 Listener Since 1998
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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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    Daniel Godoy sin city 03-17-15
    Daniel Godoy sin city 03-17-15 Member Since 2015

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    "brilliant story"

    I love the story and the telling. it was better at 1.5x speed especially no mipm l0 oproe's character.

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    Krodrn 03-16-15
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    "The Enders saga is simply awesome"

    Wonderful performance continues from the previous works in the series, Card delves deep into the wonders that a future might have in store for us

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    Vicki Wellsville, NY, United States 03-05-15
    Vicki Wellsville, NY, United States 03-05-15 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid reader and it is hard to keep me satisfied. Always looking for something new and different to read.

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    "Technical overload"
    Would you try another book from Orson Scott Card and/or the narrators?

    This book was saved by it's characters, and the set of problems they each were trying to find answers for. If not for this, the technical overload would discourage many a listener.
    I found myself at times totally zoning as the depth of discussion of scientific ideas were discussed. The ideas were interesting, just took a while to absorb. The characters were solid and interesting as usual with OSC. Almost traded the book in before finishing it, but as I said, the characters saved it.


    What was most disappointing about Orson Scott Card’s story?

    Too much Technical discussion.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Hard to pick a favorite. Three come to mind. Find out for yourself.


    Do you think Xenocide needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No opinion at this time.


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