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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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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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    Amazon Customer GUN BARREL CITY, TX, United States 04-11-15
    Amazon Customer GUN BARREL CITY, TX, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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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
    Krodrn 03-16-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    Edward Evans 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I'm hooked"

    Can't wait to start the next book in the series. It takes me to another world while sitting in traffic to and from work.

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    jennifer j. 03-02-15
    jennifer j. 03-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing sequel to Ender's Game"

    I grew so tired of the arguing and sophomoric philosophizing. Maybe if I was about 13 y/o and new to the concepts, it would have been good. However, I grew incredibly impatient with it. Also, not to be mean, but the reader for Valentine is not enjoyable. Again, it has the sophomoric feeling of someone doing a 'reading' in a bookstore. Long vowels, flat tones, very pretentious and affected.

    I wish I had stopped with Ender's Game.

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    "narrators got it wrong but still a great read"

    I actually appreciated the hive queen mysterious persona when narrators would read but the awful ways in which they would read the Asian characters was distracting and annoying. it doesn't offend me like others claim ... I understand the need for an accent ... but it was an awful accent and it took away from my enjoyment.

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    Caille 02-25-15
    Caille 02-25-15
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    "Tired..."

    The story is very good, and I'm glad that some of the story blanks are being filled in. However, the fake accents are really beginning to annoy me. I've had to turn the recording off more than once just to get my mind back on the story, and off the ridiculous fake Chinese accent.

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    James D 02-20-15
    James D 02-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent progression to the ender saga"

    This wasn't an excellent story read by an outstanding cast. This series makes my drive to/from work the favorite part of my day.

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