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Shadow of the Hegemon Audiobook

Shadow of the Hegemon

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Publisher's Summary

Ender's Game told the story of the boy "Ender" Wiggin and his hard-won victory over an alien race that would have destroyed the Earth and all of humanity. But Ender was not the only child in the Battle School. He was just the best of the best. In Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card told the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean - the one who became Ender's right hand, his strategist, and his friend.

And now Card continues Bean's story, and finally tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans. At last we learn what happened on Earth after the destruction of the Hive Queen's worlds, after humanity no longer had a single enemy to unify the warring nations. This is the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

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Recording (P) 2001 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©2001 by TOR

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    Stantonizer 03-29-17
    Stantonizer 03-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "weirdly edited"

    good story. great actors but weird distracting edits where some random voice would jump in and read certain words or phrases.

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    Jeff Rimann 03-27-17
    Jeff Rimann 03-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story; bad edits"

    Loved the story, but it really needs to be re-recorded. The audio edits where jarring enough to pull me out of the story.

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    Amazon Customer 03-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "very good sequence to Enders Shadow."

    loved it. you will definitely enjoy if you liked the other books in the series

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    alyse 03-19-17
    alyse 03-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very poor recording"

    While I have spent quite some time reading, and indulging myself in the entire Enders series, the audio recording was so far from immersive I wish I could return it! I paid almost $30 expecting the type of audiobook I could immerse myself in while I worked or dove. Between the constant changes in pronunciation that made me have to remember that the reader couldn't decide how to say a name, to the very very very annoying way that the recording would just stop to insert a word or two from a COMPLETELY different reader. I was unable to fully enjoy this book. This audiobook DOES NOT do the book justice due to this, and is in absolutely no way worth the almost $30 I paid for it.

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    Wm. Coley 03-10-17
    Wm. Coley 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome story!"

    Another great Card book preformed wonderfully! My only qualm was the polish of the finished product. In many places this the voice of a character would abruptly change for one word or more to an entirely different one... Distracting to say the least.

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    Jessica Ward 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    My favorite book ever. Who composed the music for this? It's hilarious and out of place.

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    Zachary 02-27-17
    Zachary 02-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great book"

    More awesome writing by scott. was not a huge fan of the harpsichord transitions, and the sound quality of the narrators was muffled/had too much base or something, but overall didn't detract from the experience too much.

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    Auntie M 02-05-17
    Auntie M 02-05-17

    Genealogy, parrots, poodles, LDS.

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    "Great, except for one actor and the music"

    The book itself (as in the story and the writing) hardly needs more praise. It's classic Card. As always, "thanks, Scott!"

    My gripe is with the silly ditty that was inserted between chapters. Totally unnecessary and quite annoying in the repetition. My suggestion is to the 'casting director' --- please don't use the actor who read Peter Wiggin again. Peter, as much as we may not particularly like him (I only put up with him because Valentine did/does), is a strong, autocratic, and brilliant person....but the actor read him as a simpering, misunderstood teenager with delusions of grandeur. If Locke had sounded like that, he would never have been taken at all seriously, much less been made Hegemon, even if in this early part of the story the Hegemony is but a "shadow of its former self".

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    Rowan Elsey Sydney, NSW, AU 02-03-17
    Rowan Elsey Sydney, NSW, AU 02-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I listened the sh*t out of this book!"

    Oh to be as brilliant as Bean....
    Another amazing book in the series.
    Bean's character grows further in this book as do other characters from the final Formic battles from Ender's Game. This book is more like a giant chess game being played out between the major characters and played in the strategic style we have seen (I.e. the instant and far reaching thought processes that go behind each move) and loved so far in the series.
    If I had to name a favourite, hard as it would be, this would be it. Though this book can stand on its own, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow really should be prerequisites if you want the best experience here.
    As suggested by other reviewers I am reading the books in the timeline of events as they happen within the Enderverse and I think this works well.

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    Preston Tharp 01-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book, terrible audio."

    I love the Ender stories, and this is no exception. The struggle for power on Earth after the bugger wars is full of shock and turmoil.

    The narrators do an amazing job of bringing the characters to life, and I can't picture enjoying the story any other way.

    That being said, the audio through this entire book was muffled and scratchy with random bursts of one or two clear words that were obviously from a different recording. The transition music didn't fit the mood of the book AT ALL, and the whole recording quality made it difficult to listen to.

    All of the other Ender books have been great quality recordings, so this audiobook feels like a one off screw up. Regardless of quality, this book is important to the story so we're kind of stuck with it.

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