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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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    Mary Jesurun 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book, weird music and word replacements"

    First off, I want to say this is worth listening to. The voice acting and the story itself is wonderful. What I'm listing is just s little nitpicking to make it better.

    The chapters would sometimes end on these dark serious thoughts just to be followed up with this light hearted music. It's off putting.

    Also, the correction of the word 'Hegemon' by a different reader really takes you out of the story.

    Other than that, it was a great experience

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    Alina Petlin 07-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Retape!!!"

    This audio recording was the worst I've listened to. They need to retape the whole story. 1. Throughout the whole story they keep switching the pronunciation of one of the main characters from correct "Asheel" to incorrect "Achilles." I don't understand how the recording studio didn't catch on that the readers keep saying the name 2 completely different ways. 2. There is 1 reader who typically takes on the part of Bean. He always makes Bean sounds like he is on the verge of crying like a lil child! That is not how his character should be portrayed. 3. There were clearly mistakes w the word "Hegemon" bc the audio tape always adds a separate audio for this word. The word Hegemony or Hegemon was obviously recorded at a separate time; most likely due to mispronounciation the first time around. Yet they couldn't include fixing every time Achilles was promounced as "Achilles" & not the correct way of Asheel? It's a shame the author allowed this recording to be posted when he states that listening to someone read a book is the best way to interpret it. How can we interpret it when the readers mess the visual up!!!!!! The story, however, is pure reflection of Scott Cards amazing writing ability. The recording is such a disappointment & regret wasting any money on this. I want a refund or at least a free credit to get a better version of this book.

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    mark salisbury 07-23-16
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    "great story"

    another excellent story, but sometimes distracted by careless editing in the audio production. I was surprised/ disappointed by that.

    these are expensive editions, and should at least have a professional feel.

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    Michael L. Hasenfratz Thousand Oaks, California USA 07-20-16
    Michael L. Hasenfratz Thousand Oaks, California USA 07-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, some technical issues"

    This second episode of the "Shadow" story was wonderful; however, there are several very poor splices where the editors attempted to either insert or replace a word with "hegemon". It was very sloppy and poorly done. Almost every time it occurred, it was a terrible distraction from the performance. Very much like reading a line of dialog that contains an obvious grammatical error "... she laid her head down to reset ..." (Right spelling, wrong word)

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    Raf 07-19-16
    Raf 07-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    This book, like all Orson Scott Card's books that I have read until now is amazingly good. Also, like all of his other books, it is very profound. He managed to create such wonderful characters. if I say anymore I will give away spoilers...

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    Lya 07-05-16
    Lya 07-05-16
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    "Second male reader completely kills the mood"
    Where does Shadow of the Hegemon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite books, ever, that I've read a million times before listening to the audiobook.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The main two narrators are fine, but the third one has this wobbly, trembly voice who keeps adding stutters to the speech to characters that are supposed to be confident and arrogant. It just doesn't fit, it's kind of annoying to listen too, and just completely brings you out of the story.


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    james 06-22-16
    james 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great series"

    other than the corrections of one word in a different voice it was amazing! loved it!

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    Jan-Erik 06-17-16
    Jan-Erik 06-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story, subpar production"

    They must have done something wrong in the production (pronounced hegemon wrong) because they have added new recordings on top of the old one replacing choice words and the editing has been done very poorly.

    Other than that the story is what I have come to expect of Orson and I enjoyed it.

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    Wonder Llama 06-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as bad as the reviews are saying."

    I almost did not get this because of all the bad reviews. However, I did, and there are some issues with the recording but, they are no where near as bad as the reviews make them out to be. they don't really affect the story. Great story, Performance was great, as it is with all the stores in the Shadow and Ender series.

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    Hammond Kennesaw, GA, United States 06-09-16
    Hammond Kennesaw, GA, United States 06-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love the thread of stories about Bean and others"

    Am always intrigued by the detail other other cultures, locations, and history. The narration, although very skillful, was distracting over the overlay of voice-overs correcting the word "hegemon." Also, this takes place a couple centuries in the future, but any historical reference, like comparing Achilles to Stalin or Hitler, makes it sound like nothing political happened in the 22nd century. The author could have fun creating some future history to fill the gap.

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