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"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)
It was a great book although the ending felt a little rushed and he even admits it in the commentary but it picks up in Children of the mind which I haven't finished yet but is great so far
I am an avid reader of science fiction, adventure and technology. My hobbies consist of PC gaming, movies, 3D printing, and software dev.
The book does end on a cliffhanger as this book is the introduction of the next book. At the end of this book one does have a better understanding of the struggles within our souls as we fight with our demons and how he handle conflict or when we accept our lot in life.
This book's strong points are centered around human behavior, how we see ourselves and act based on our believes. This book looks deep into the souls of the characters and gives meaning to how they feel through exposition vs speech.
There is some progression in the story but is drowned out by the telling of the character stories.
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.
I loved this book it is amazing...opens your mind up to different prospects of looking at life...at least for me it has.
Card wrote a deep sci-fi that really grabbed my brain through a philosophical exploration of truth.
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.
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.
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.
Definitely not - I have listened to a few audiobooks performed my multiple narrators, and they are consistently inconsistent.
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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