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Shadow Puppets Audiobook

Shadow Puppets

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Publisher's Summary

Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, he will reshape our future.

Here is the continuing saga of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.

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©2002 Orson Scott Card; (P)2002 Fantastic Audio; Fantastic Audio Is an Imprint of Audio Literature

What the Critics Say

"Fans will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced plot and a suspense-filled conclusion." (Amazon.com)
"Once again, Card keeps the action, danger, and intrigue levels high." (Booklist)

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    Sky 10-02-17
    Sky 10-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Shadow puppets - great story!"

    Bean is one of my favorite characters of all time. It's a thrilling story however I'm disappointed that the author had to use his characters to preach religious views

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    Amazon Customer 08-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "another brilliant performance"

    great audiobook. the story is more earth side focused which was less to my liking, I just prefer space haha. but it does make real life politics appear dumb, which it is.

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    Ryan 08-03-17
    Ryan 08-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Continuation of the Shadow series"

    This is just the continuation of the Hegemon's Shadow. It is more of the same as previous book, with moments of deep insight into the character of the human race. What is good and what is evil, all as a backdrop of the story of Bean and Petra.

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    Daledorm 07-30-17
    Daledorm 07-30-17
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    "Adequate"

    Compared to previous books, this is not his best. Lost of strategy explanation that's drawn out and tedious. Most could be implied, but he seems determined to prove that the thought process of these "Genius" minds are superior.

    Over all plot was not pulling me forward to read more and neither was the character development.

    If you are set on reading all of this author, read it. But if you want to fall in love with this authors, try Enders Games, Zenocide, or the book that follows Bean through battle school

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    Rowan Elsey Sydney, NSW, AU 04-13-17
    Rowan Elsey Sydney, NSW, AU 04-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It was ok"

    Not OSC's best work, but I still enjoyed it.
    There wasn't really any extension in character development and some parts got a bit boring, lacking the oomph that previous books had.

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    Timothy 03-16-17
    Timothy 03-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "unfortunately skippable"

    I have gone through eight of the books now and this is the only one that I have rated lower than a 4. There is audio overlayed in some areas but the most unfortunate bit is the story. Its focus is about Petra and Bean but every woman in this novel is baby crazy or at least mentions wanting babies at some point. It tolerable for a while then it grates and brings down the story. listening to unrealistic portrayals of young girls desperate to get pregnant and how these women speak of being pregnant is more how I might hear a man talk of wanting children. I regret buying and not just skipping but I had hoped it would continue more of Peter's story.

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    Will 03-06-17
    Will 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another Great Chapter in the Series"

    This deep into the series I found myself getting a bit burned out of the Enderverse and had to take a break from this book soon after starting, but once I got back into it I thoroughly enjoyed Shadow Puppets. At times I did feel like the deep desire for babies that Petra had was out of character or out of place in the tone of the series, and made her character feel shallower to me than she had previously felt. That said I'm still going to read the next book too.

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    Alex 02-23-17
    Alex 02-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Required continuation, but lacking"

    Overall I think this is worth reading, if you care about the characters in this series, but Puppets was my least favorite in the Shadow series. There are some memorable moments, but there is also a ton of tiring dialogue and blatant advertising for Card's religiously influenced way of thinking. Gone are the days of Bean and Petra's logical thinking and in are the cliche, fluffy lines of thinking (supposedly because of getting older and becoming parents) that don't seem to match their characters up to this point.

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    Scott 12-09-16
    Scott 12-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this side story"

    Very good story and I knew once I heard it I had to get a copy for myself... I have listened to this story and the whole series four times at least now

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    Vlatka Zunec 11-15-16 Member Since 2012
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    "The babies"

    After starting this book, I read a couple of reviews talking about babies and not having gotten to that part, thought they were overreacting. But oh the cringe.. Babies babies babies.. It almost looks forced, and the characters become stupid because of the babies and the story starts resembling a teenage TV show.. Oh and don't get me started on Peter...
    So much whine in the performance, the narrator portraying this emo whatnot shift in his character.

    Hopefully the following books get back on track.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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