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Jerry B.

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  • Sector Eight

  • Perimeter Defense, Book 1
  • By: Michael Atamanov
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

A strange body that refuses to obey you; a weird game you can't quit until your contract expires; a world teeming with powerful and very real enemies. The game in which your reputation and faction relationship are the only things that matter. These are the conditions of the agreement Ruslan signs without reading. The only thing he remembers is that he's been contracted to command a space fleet in a brand-new game he knows nothing about. Objective: to survive for six months.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Super bad audio.

  • By Francois on 06-17-16

Loved it...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-16

As some other reviewers have stated the narration is just a bit bumpy, but you can tell that this is due to they way this book was written/translated. After I got use to the authors writing style this was a delight and I will be listening to the next book in the series.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Shadow

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,871

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Card

  • By L. on 10-10-05

Book repeats a chapter right at the end.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-13

If you could sum up Ender's Shadow in three words, what would they be?

Kept me listening

Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Loved having different narrators for different point of views.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Enjoyed seeing enders game from the outside.

Any additional comments?

Right before the end game the book decides to repeat a prior chapter. At first thought Bean was flashing back but no such luck. From an Author that cares so much about how his books are portrayed its a pretty big miss....