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Ender's Shadow Audiobook

Ender's Shadow

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Publisher's Summary

The human race is at war with the "Buggers", an insect-like alien race. As Earth prepares to defend itself from total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable enemy, all focus is on the development of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth, they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School.

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, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.

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©1999 Orson Scott Card; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

  • Alex Award Winner, 2000

"An exceptional work." (School Library Journal)
"An absorbing, near-flawless performance." (Kirkus)
"As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic, yet hopeful, wondrous and strange." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jack 09-20-16
    Jack 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must have if you love Ender's Game"
    If you could sum up Ender's Shadow in three words, what would they be?

    A new perspective


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bean


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Many different voices and a ability to close your eyes and imagine


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It brought back the same feelings i first had when i first read enders game


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    Alex Munteanu SF, CA 09-14-16
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    "Great read! I liked it more than Ender's Game."

    This book is more complex than Ender's Game which is why it appealed to me. Also seeing the same story from a different perspective was really interesting! I recommend this book to all sci-fi enthusiasts.

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    Alexandra Nicholas 08-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastic"

    wonderful, engaging and smart. once you pick it up you won't want to put it down until it is done.

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    Ben Nolen St Louis, MO 08-21-16
    Ben Nolen St Louis, MO 08-21-16
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    "Loved it! Great follow-up to Ender's Game. "

    Couldn't get enough of it. I really enjoy Orson Scott Card's works. That's all I got.

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    Danielle 08-19-16
    Danielle 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Refreshing, not redundant"

    The performance was wonderful with varied and talented readers. The content was top notch and enhanced the world of Ender's Game in exciting and unexplored ways.

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    Brandon Tupper Lloydminster, AB 08-10-16
    Brandon Tupper Lloydminster, AB 08-10-16 Listener Since 2009
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    "A great compliment to the other books"

    Rather than re reading Enders Game I listened to this one. Glad I did Bean is a great character.

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    Yuen May Malaysia 06-28-16
    Yuen May Malaysia 06-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Continuing the Journey"
    Where does Ender's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Where does this rank? It's hard to say, I haven't listened to that many audio books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ender's Shadow?

    Oh goodness, Bean had so many moments that I find it hard to just pick one memorable one.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As I'm listening to the Ender's Game Series and not reading it, I think what the narrators bring in this audiobook is the continuity from Ender's Game. As you listen to them you hear familiar voices and characters and it brings a flow and sense of continuity. Or as intended the other side of the coin.
    Even though the only narrator that I immediately could spot on is Gabrielle de Cuir (the only listed continuing narrator from Ender's Game), the male voices did well in portraying General Graft and Colonel Anderson.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Wanted, being the keyword. Yes, it is a book I would want to listen to in an entire sitting, but life's daily needs interrupt me.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm taking the chronological approach in going through this series. Ender's Shadow is a good path to continuing the journey, but after going through it all, I may be open to trying the recommended published reading route as listening to Ender's Shadow right after Ender's Game you can feel a slight edge to Orson Scott Card's writing, or it could possibly be that I feel that because Bean's character seems to call for it (such an edge).

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    Travis 06-27-16
    Travis 06-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story, and wonderfully narrated!"

    This was the second time I've listened to this book, and it was every bit as good the second time around. It's a great story and it leads to a fantastic series. The Shadow series is awesome! I highly recommend all of them! Great for me alone, or to listen with all my kids!

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    Andre L. Gray Bronx, NY USA 06-11-16
    Andre L. Gray Bronx, NY USA 06-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Ending was awesome. Fantastic moving story. Grea"

    Mercy

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

    – Colossians 3:12-13 (NIV)

    Paul’s admonition to the Colossian believers is a call back to the gospel. One of the true tests of a believer is how they respond when faced with the pain of offense. If our identity is in the love that the Father showers upon us, then we are able to reflect the nature of the Holy Spirit to others. This is not a display of our benevolence, but an exercise in our personal awareness of our daily need for Jesus. To hold grudges against each other shows that we have forgotten our own need for mercy.

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    Sarah Alabama 06-04-16
    Sarah Alabama 06-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "I feel like I've picked a favorite child and I feel real bad about it."

    I felt like Enders Shadow was an excellent book and I was intrigued up until the point that bean left for battle school. At that point, I kept catching myself wishing I was hearing things from Enders point of view. And that made me feel bad for Bean, since he already seemed to feel inadequate against Enders. Which made me feel silly for feeling bad for a fictional character. Overall, I'm glad I listened to Enders Shadow, but almost only because it added more depth to Enders story (I actually feel bad for Bean saying that too, I hope Bean doesn't read this). Thanks Orson, for making me a crazy person :).

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