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Xenocide Audiobook

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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©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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    Leverett 09-01-15
    Leverett 09-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent"

    it was a great listen very interesting thoughts on physics and the afterlife. well done

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    Amazon Customer Fremont, Ca United States 08-13-15
    Amazon Customer Fremont, Ca United States 08-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow, robots are less monotone and cary more emotio"

    Wow, robots are less monotone and cary more emotion in their voice than the first narrator. And what is with the huge pause between each word? It is like a bad imitation of William Shatner.

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    matt 07-29-15
    matt 07-29-15
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    "Great book!"

    I have come to LOVE this series. The performance in all three books so far has been amazing. I listen while I work and the day flys by so quickly. It's almost like having a 16 hour movie playing in my head. But not only is it a good listen, it makes you think and begs you to keep listening. This book in particular, to me questioned theology, religion, faith, and science. Which I loved, because even tho the book is over I'm still thinking about it and the questions it posses. I can't wait for my next credit to get "Children of the mind"!

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    Tommy 07-28-15
    Tommy 07-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "What a disappointment"

    I loved Ender's Game. Speaker for the Dead was decent as well, but not as good. As I listened to Xenocide, I did my best to convince myself that I liked it. I made it to about the 2/3 mark and gave up. The story is meandering, preachy, and frustrating, and most of the characters make you want to strangle them. I can also do without the healthy serving of religious gospel Orson Scott Card seems intent on shoving down my throat, thank you very much. I will not be buying any more of this author's works.

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    Heming 07-22-15
    Heming 07-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of Card's best"

    Wonderfully written, beautifully narrated. Orson Scott Card at his best. I've read this book four times, and will certainly come back to it again.

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    Shawn P. Green 06-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Weird production, story not gripping"

    The story wasn't nearly as gripping as others in the Ender series, including the original, the Shadow series, or raven Speaker for the Dead. The characters didn't seem as believable, and more focus was on emotion and religion than intelligence or strategy.

    Regarding the production, this producer has a very weird penchant for throwing in musical interludes seemingly randomly during narration. It's never the end of a scene, or even a particularly important portion of the scene compared to the rest of the scene ... it's just *Music Time!* (and bad music, at that). It's also sometimes jarring when they decide to use multiple actors over a single actor for multiple roles. In the middle of a scene they'll switch from a single actor voicing all roles to multiple actors doing their parts. Very weird.

    The actors are all excellent, though.

    Potential spoilers below here:

    There were four major, separate conflicts, all of which were resolved via a Deus Ex Machina at the end. Also, the ending wasn't much of an ending, expecting you to pick up the next book to get any closure.

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    Scott 06-26-15
    Scott 06-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Voices and soundtrack"

    I was pleasantly surprised by the multiple voices and music setting the mood. Still waiting for the fleet though

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    M. Gustavson 06-25-15
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    "Great philosophical discussion"

    Love the philosophical discussions that happen in this book. The voice used for gloriously bright is mildly racist/stereotyped and that takes away from the story a bit but still great performances for everything else

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    mousehunter 06-25-15
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    "Surprised again... a real page turner!"

    It is a fault of mine that once I read a great book by a great author, I almost can't believe that the next book in the series will be as good as the previous one. However, Orson Scott Card delivers again. Xenocide continues the story between Ender Wiggin and the piggies on Lusitania. I enjoyed every sentence and hope that the next book in line is as good.

    I have no quarrels with the narrators, they all did an excellent job. Really, a good narrator(s) only make the story more enjoyable.

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    chris 06-23-15
    chris 06-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "the ending felt so cut"

    the only reason for the deduction is that ending everything else has been amazing with this series

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