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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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    Will 03-06-17
    Will 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    Amazon Customerf his stories GUN BARREL CITY, TX, United States 11-05-16
    Amazon Customerf his stories GUN BARREL CITY, TX, United States 11-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Earth divided"

    Excellent job of forecasting what the earth would be like with several powerful and ambitious leaders all trying for worldwide domination.

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    James J Medlen 11-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome story."

    Loved it. A must for Ender fans. Card keeps the plot entertaining and hard to stop listening.

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    Ellen 10-26-16
    Ellen 10-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The best yet"

    I have fallen in love with this series. Reading them all! And the love of this story!

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    James 10-19-16
    James 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "No more music between chapters"

    The music between chapters is distracting and incredibly loud which drowns out some of the dialogue unless I want to turn it up and hurt my ears.

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    Valerie Hemminger 10-02-16
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    "Forced love stories and conservative, homophobic rhetoric"

    Worst of the entire Ender series. Disgustingly political in a universe we've come to expect respect.

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    jane besougloff HANFORD, CALIFORNIA, US 08-13-16
    jane besougloff HANFORD, CALIFORNIA, US 08-13-16 Listener Since 2008
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    "Great book!"

    loved it. this was my 5th or 6th reading of it but just perfect! wonderful

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