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Children of the Mind Audiobook

Children of the Mind

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Browse more titles in the Ender Wiggin series.

©1996 Orson Scott Card (P)2004 Audio Renaissance

What the Critics Say

"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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    vince 08-01-16
    vince 08-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Aweful.. Truely terrable performance and story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't think how i can express how terrable both the performance and story line. I could not even finish it. Gabrielle de Cuir/john rubinstien is now on my 'never buy again' list of performers, and scott orson card needs to be arrested for crimes against literature.


    What was most disappointing about Orson Scott Card’s story?

    its itterly impossible to follow, jumps around, characters have no depth, i would rather read a newspaper.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    horrible mispronunciations of technical terms, accent makes its almost impossible to follow. droneing run on voice that could be sold as a replacement for Ambien


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boredom, sleep, coma


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    Chetan 07-19-16
    Chetan 07-19-16
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    "Intriguing"

    This is one of the most intriguing and nerve wrecking book in the series and this is the first time in my life I had almost cried at some point while reading

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    William 06-19-16
    William 06-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it. very good read"

    I loved this book, simple as that. I liked the pacing and story alot more than the previous two books in the series, speaker for the dead and xenocide. still not as good as enders game though or the entire shadow series in my opinion. you can feel the urgency of everyone to save their home towards the end of the book. I actually felt a dislike for Quara towards the end, feel the annoyance everyone felt with her. all of the other characters develop and become better people in the end. I definitely recommend reading this book if you like science fiction, Card is definitely the Tolkien of his genre.

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    Mister O 06-08-16
    Mister O 06-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't even finish"

    Having read the Ender series thus far as well as the Shadow series, I was looking forward to a satisfying conclusion and was faced with this cringeworthy over the top emotional tragedy. Which is a shame because the science fiction isn't half bad, but hidden so deep in tear filled confrontation and completely unrelatable characters and jagged pacing. The narrators are abut uneven, a few really shine (the father tree springs to mind) but several set my teeth on edge. 4 hours before the end I deleted the audiobook, very close to the end but realizing life is too short and I should spend more time on the books I want to hear.

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    Dan 06-07-16
    Dan 06-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "I am happy with this!"

    I'm a fan of this story and I got my fill, 100%. I gotta say: I disagree with all of the naysayers. sorry but I liked it. :)

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    Timothy W 05-12-16
    Timothy W 05-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "best book so far"

    I love philosophy, and this book provides some very interesting prospective in that regard. I can't wait to listen to the next book

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    Wonder Llama 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm in love"

    With this cast. The performance of this and the other books in the ender's series is top notch.

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    Amazon Customer 05-06-16
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    "A book about gods, us and souls"

    Interesting moral issues, some of the solvings are simple and funny, could accept the soul movements. A nice book , a must for all Enders fans.

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    Michael Topeka, KS 03-20-16
    Michael Topeka, KS 03-20-16
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    "love it!!"

    Love this as usual!!! All Scott Cards books are amazing!!!! Definitely Read Any Book By Him!

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    Brandon Pruitt 03-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "say it isn't so"

    loved, loved, loved it! but so sad that it's the last of its kind.

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