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The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

Children of the Mind is the fourth and final volume in the original Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card, winner of the Hugo and Nebula award.

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Critic Reviews

"This is a worthy ending to what might be styled a saga of the ethical evolution of humanity, a concept seldom attempted before and never realized with the success Card achieves here." (Booklist) "Card's prose is powerful." (Publishers Weekly)

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worthwhile

It's a good story. Quara gets so tiresome though, and the philosophical discussions feel indulgent.

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great read any time

this book answers a lot of questions that the last two didn't answer. I love it.

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Amazing series and a nice end

This series ended up being much deeper and thought provoking than the being novel Enders Game. I was emotionally stirred through out the entire series and would pause often to consider many of the philosophies and ideas presented. I am not religious and have been turned off by religion in books before simply because I can't relate to the characters beliefs and my own dislike and negative experience I have had with religion. Not only was that not a problem with this series but it not only increased the experience of the story but I was able to relate/empathise with the religious characters. I feel a richer person having listened to this series.

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Ender

What a great book, what a great ending. Once again sad that a series has ended.

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A good end to the series

Speaker for the Dead was probably my favorite book of the series but Children of the Mind did do a good job of neatly (for the most part) wrapping up this series.

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Believe

Loved the story from the beginning to the end. Orson writes so. beautifully. Drew N

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Such a Deep and meaningful Book!

Definitely a great sequel to the books that came before for it. A bit flawed but nevertheless a great read.

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A story that just drags on

O. S. Card worried that "speaker for the dead" would be a "talky" novel, but I found "children..." to be so full of back and forth dialogue that it distracted from the plot. At times i could skip forward a minute or two and still not feel as if anything substantial had been said by the characters. i skipped swathes of this book. if i had the patience, i bet this book could be condensed to salient plot points only, and save hours of listening time.

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Best Book in Series

I felt like I really got to know Ender and those around him and the relationships between them.

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Orson Scott Card may now be my favorite author.

The things this book tackle both theoretically and analytically make it so deep and meaningful that I as someone who is not a writer can not sum into words.