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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)
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.
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.
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
I am an avid reader and it is hard to keep me satisfied. Always looking for something new and different to read.
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.
Too much Technical discussion.
Hard to pick a favorite. Three come to mind. Find out for yourself.
No opinion at this time.
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.
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.
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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