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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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    Bruce Hartman San Jose, CA USA 12-18-15
    Bruce Hartman San Jose, CA USA 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "First half"

    I'm new to audiobooks. This was a good story but leaves you hanging a bit. Very intelligent concept and good reader voices. Just now downloading children of the mind... The second half to this "last" book in the trilogy.

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    Yancy 12-16-15
    Yancy 12-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Yancy has spoken and when he speaks all shall hear"

    I loved this book it is amazing...opens your mind up to different prospects of looking at life...at least for me it has.

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    Jeffrey T. Wiberg Washington State 11-25-15
    Jeffrey T. Wiberg Washington State 11-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved it completely through!"

    Card wrote a deep sci-fi that really grabbed my brain through a philosophical exploration of truth.

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    Nathaniel 11-09-15
    Nathaniel 11-09-15
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    "Great, with a few caveats"

    As a sci-fi book, I really enjoyed it, but the delving into (and rather unnecessary rabbit trail) that was the exploration of Mormon philosophy/theology, drew from my overall view of the book. I understand Card felt it essential for the back story, if you will, but it would have been a better book, as Ender's Game was, without hoisting this particular petard. Still, if you can endure a chapter or two of nonsensical ranting, the rest of the story is great, as a story. Compelling, entrancing, and continually making you want to know what happens next. I give it a four overall, of five.
    Side note: some might feel having multiple readers distracting, and in the first book, till I got used to it, so did I. But then it grew on me, and for the most part, it works.

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    Nicholas Stauffer 11-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"

    Another awesome book by card. I love Enders universe! There were some very cool surprises in this book. If you love Enders universe as much as I do then this is a must read.

    The narrators were amazing as well. I love the way it switches from person to person. I especially like the female voices.

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    Tess 11-02-15
    Tess 11-02-15
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    "Can we nix the audio play concept?"
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I have no opinions on the story as a whole in regards to what should or could be changed. The Ender Quartet has definitely tapered off in interest after Speaker for the Dead, and this story itself is hard to follow with all of the made up science being explained in depth.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Definitely not - I have listened to a few audiobooks performed my multiple narrators, and they are consistently inconsistent.


    Any additional comments?

    I personally cannot stand listening to audiobooks that are attempting to be audio plays. They are never consistent - you cannot keep track of who is performing as which character, some chapters will have one narrator performing as all characters, some chapters will have multiple narrators performing as different characters each. The random music accompaniment should also be cut, because it really has no additional affect on the story - it seems to be inserted at random moments, and is not necessary. Also, a bunch of white people impersonating a pseudo-Chinese accent is horrible to listen to, as is a female narrator impersonating a fake deep male voice.

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    Dianne Meyer 10-26-15
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    "This book sucks"

    Ridding the success of Enders Game only. Worst book ever. Don't bother even listening. I will never get those hours back

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    Ryan W. 10-08-15
    Ryan W. 10-08-15
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    "Loved it"

    The story doesn't really seem to end, and what does happen at the end is odd. If you enjoyed Speaker For The Dead, you'll enjoy this too.

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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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