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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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    mcb17 04-06-15
    mcb17 04-06-15
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    "Ender's Game quality"

    if you loved Ender's Game you will love this! Great story, great voices, well paced, and every part of the book is satisfyin.

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    Peter Ontiveros 04-06-15
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    "An equal to Ender's Game"

    Simply Excellent. The audible version sucked me in as much as the paperback. I can listen to tho story and these storytellers over and over. It's just that good.

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    Great deal guy 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Bean was always my favorite character. This it was very enjoyable as he discovers what is truly happening in his world!

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    Eliot 03-24-15
    Eliot 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than Enders game"

    It's a faster pace novel with no points that drag. OSC has developed as an author since writing the original 4 books.

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    Connor A. 03-23-15
    Connor A. 03-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great perspective and interesting extension"

    Having read ender's game, I really enjoyed this book as a complimentary novel that expanded upon the ideas of the first. It's great for readers who want that extra insight into the world that ender, bean, and the buggers call their own!

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    SimpliiD 03-17-15
    SimpliiD 03-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Neck and neck with Enders Game "

    I have burned through few Audibles as quickly as I have Shadow. Amazing and on par with the title that started it all.

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    Dylan J. Lawrence Taiwan 03-14-15
    Dylan J. Lawrence Taiwan 03-14-15

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    "better than speaker for the dead."

    This is as good as the original. instead of reading speaker for the dead, and following Enders story line, read this much better "sequel" instead. I lost all interest in this universe after speaker for the dead, but this story rekindled my interest. A better story arc, and a better character to follow after the end of Enders game, if you want more of this story universe read this book instead.

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    Steve Warwick, RI, United States 03-11-15
    Steve Warwick, RI, United States 03-11-15 Member Since 2015

    I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings. I have no rivals. No man can be my equal.

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    "Lovely expansion, not a stand alone book."

    You need to read Ender's Game first. The office will tell you different but I disagree. This is a lovely story that takes place during English game. But you really need to have that story first.

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    Gerald 03-10-15
    Gerald 03-10-15
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    "great story"

    this book is well written and superbly performed. the characters are so well described you can picture each one with your eyes closed.

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    Alexei 03-06-15
    Alexei 03-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Intensely gripping and well read."

    Bean is splendid. I particularly enjoyed the parts which involved Bean's interactions with the teachers. A great story and wonderfully told. It couldn't have bean much better.

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