Really enjoy the character development in all of Card's books - he's on point with this one.
Raw emotion. I won't spoil anything, but Card knows how to capture true emotion.
Yes - love Rudnicki and was impressed with the other narrators as well.
Toward the end - Lem's complete confusion at Concepcion's willingness to delete the files.
This is great. I'm a long-time Card fan who had avoided these because they were co-written - realizing my mistake. Take the leap, you'll be glad you did.
the writing stayed very true to what the story demanded. card gives his characters life and personality. he pulls no punch from the reader and keeps the reader interested. very well voice acted.
the story is a good take on alien invasion. I enjoy Orson Scott Cloud as an author.
The book is narrated by multiple readers. This causes problems with character continuity because in different places they have different voices, different cadences and different emphasis. It seriously interfered with my enjoyment of the book.
There also doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when the reader's change. It's as though there was a tight deadline so the publisher collected all available readers and gave them each several chapters to get the job done faster.
I already have the next book but won't buy others in the series or other books with multiple readers.
Near the end of Chapter 10 the narrators switch, almost mid-sentence and threw me completely out of the story. I tried several times to finish Ch 10 but could not...
A single person who could consistently represent all of the characters.
The story is a little long but that should be expected from OSC. Besides the narration issue described above. The audio itself was full of "essing", or more technically sibilance. This happens frequently in a lot of audible books but I didn't expect it to be so painfully obvious in this book.
It's fresh! It's full of action! And again you have pleasure of discovering the world through the eyes of a gifted kid. Action goes along three plots (space miners, bad guys and... surprisingly spec ops soldiers on Earth) And this really works. Great fun, very well performed.