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Shadows in Flight Audiobook

Shadows in Flight

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Publisher's Summary

Ender’s Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel....

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children - the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history.

But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders - the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship’s colony.

©2011 Orson Scott Card (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Willhh3 Green Bay, WI 02-18-12
    Willhh3 Green Bay, WI 02-18-12 Member Since 2010

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Listening this book was like coming home to old friends. I love the narration, the continuation of the story and even was deeply saddened at one point. The only complaint...too short.


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    David DeSoto, TX, United States 02-14-12
    David DeSoto, TX, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Shadows in Flight"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It depends. If he had read the other books in the series--yes. Otherwise, no. I thought Ender's Shadow was a classic. The others were okay but this one, which I had really looked forward to, seemed the weakest of the lot.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Orson Scott Card again?

    Yes


    Do you think Shadows in Flight needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, but I felt he was probably setting up a series using the children colonizing the planet.


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    F. David Porter 02-14-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Shadows in Flight"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It depends. If he had read the other books in the series--yes. Otherwise, no. I thought Ender's Shadow was a classic. The others were okay but this one, which I had really looked forward to, seemed the weakest of the lot.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Orson Scott Card again?

    Yes


    Do you think Shadows in Flight needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, but I felt he was probably setting up a series using the children colonizing the planet.


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    Jerry Denver, CO, United States 02-14-12
    Jerry Denver, CO, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great listen too short"
    What did you love best about Shadows in Flight?

    It closed the loop on Bean? And introduced us to the kids. Hope he expands on the ending, what happens to the kids?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadows in Flight?

    Sargent trying to off the old man, finding the Formic ship,and the relationship with the last few Formics.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Moving Bean from one ship to the Formic ship, and his feeling of freedom.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was a good listen


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep them coming!

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    Joseph Royalston, MA, United States 02-14-12
    Joseph Royalston, MA, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Continuation of a great series"
    Where does Shadows in Flight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ender Wiggins and Shadows seems to lend itself to unlimited persepctives utilizing the many interesting characters. Well written and tied to the original. Enjoyable to listen to.


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    Paul W. Montgomery, AL, United States 02-14-12
    Paul W. Montgomery, AL, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Card brought back that old Ender Magic"
    Would you listen to Shadows in Flight again? Why?

    This book really reminded me of the original Ender series. I enjoyed the Shadow series, but they were never as cerebral and great as the originals. This book was full of that punchy back and forth dialogue that was in Xenocide and Speaker for the Dead. Also, it filled in some critical answers to the Ender Universe.

    If you have read the others, then you will, of course, read this one. If you haven't, do not start here.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Card has said that he writes these as if they are performances. The different voices and actors really make this great. It is totally an innovation for audiobooks. I love it.


    Any additional comments?

    I really like Card's comments at the end of the book. I appreciate being let in on the development of the books and what is coming up in the future.

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    Robert SPRING VALLEY, CA, United States 02-14-12
    Robert SPRING VALLEY, CA, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2014

    236 Books an growing. Love my Books

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    "Very good story get it"
    Where does Shadows in Flight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    OSC dose very well in this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked what happen to Been and his kids. Like 2 see another book on this


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    All of them but I would 2 see more of them


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Hoooo yes but I wish it was a bigger book so that I could listen 2 more.


    Any additional comments?

    Need more actors playing more people in the book.

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    David I Stephens Emerald Isle, NC, US 02-14-12
    David I Stephens Emerald Isle, NC, US 02-14-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Good, but not great"
    Where does Shadows in Flight rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Shadows in Flight ranks in the upper half of all of the 800+ audiobooks I have read, but not in the upper echelon. The story does let me know more of what happened to Bean and his children after they were launched at light speed into space, but the story did not contain the magic spark that other Ender books contained.


    What other book might you compare Shadows in Flight to and why?

    Shadows in Flight compared favorably to Shadow of the Giant. After Bean and his afflicted children are sent into space at light speed, hoping for a cure for giantism, the reader wonders how that flight is going and if any progress is being made toward a cure. This book does advance one's knowledge of that information.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators make all the difference in the enjoyment of books, in my opinion. I'd rather listen to an audiobook than read one any time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book was too technical to want to read in one sitting.


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    Brooks REPUBLIC, MO, United States 02-13-12
    Brooks REPUBLIC, MO, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Long Time Coming, Somewhat of a Letdown"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If you're a fan of the Shadow books, then this is something you've been waiting for for a while. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a letdown in that department. It's a good part 1, but I was expecting more.


    What was most disappointing about Orson Scott Card’s story?

    I'd say the most disappointing thing about this story was how short it was and how the only truly significant event was an entirely foreseeable character death. I was also disappointed in Card's lack of attention to continuity, though I'm probably one of the few who would catch the error(s), given how many times I've listened to Ender's Shadow.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrators of this story (as with all of Card's books) were stupendous.


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    Robert 02-13-12
    Robert 02-13-12
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    "Latest OSC book is just right."
    Would you listen to Shadows in Flight again? Why?

    Yes, to reinforce the whole pictures in my mind.


    What other book might you compare Shadows in Flight to and why?

    It fits the tone, quality and detail of the whole Ender saga.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    They really know their characters' motivation and personalities.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ender's Trek- the Next Generation


    Any additional comments?

    Card's right; a short book is just fine with me. As long as there are more to come.......

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