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Speaker for the Dead Audiobook

Speaker for the Dead

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Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth. Orson Scott Card infuses this tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious, and cultural contexts.

This, the author's definitive edition of the sequel to Ender's Game, also includes an original postscript written and recorded by the author himself, Orson Scott Card!.

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©1986, 1990 Orson Scott Card; (P)2002 Fantastic Audio, an Imprint of Audio Literature

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award Winner, Best Novel, 1987
  • Nebula Award Winner, Best Novel, 1986

"The most powerful work Card has produced. Speaker not only completes Ender's Game, it transcends it." (Fantasy Review)

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    Sandrock22 NJ 05-21-15
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    "better than the first"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this second book, and can't wait to start the next in the series.

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    Jared Cooper 05-15-15
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    "Loved every minute"

    As OSC says, this is the book he really wanted to write. It does end leaving the reader wanting more, but it's OK because there is more!

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    CHERYL 05-14-15
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    "Love this story!"

    I read Enders Game it was good. Kept me interested enough to get this book! Absolutely love it! I have never read Sc Fy before these books, can't wait to listen to the 3rd book!!

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    tanya 05-10-15
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    "wow 1 ..2. punch tko"

    thought ender game was great .. so powerful ... and moving .. loved it !!!

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    APOLLOSTEES Altalnta 05-05-15
    APOLLOSTEES Altalnta 05-05-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Captivating"
    What made the experience of listening to Speaker for the Dead the most enjoyable?

    The voice actors are awesome. Stephen Rudnicki is amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaker for the Dead?

    The revelation about the descolada virus. Learning about the origin of Jane.


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

    I could have, if it weren't for it being 14 hours long.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not non-stop action Sci-fi. Still if you love the endverse you'll love this book.

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    James 04-30-15
    James 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mind expanding and a wonderful story"

    A great exploration of what it means to be human, and the choices one must confront in having free will. The story emphasizes the power of thought both human, alien, and artificial intelligence that all form the manifestations of reality! jvandyke100

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    Scott 04-28-15
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    "Different voices made the difference."

    A different book from enders game by far but kind of what you expect after he destroyed any competition for Sequel

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    Marianne Payne Nacogdoches, TX 04-18-15
    Marianne Payne Nacogdoches, TX 04-18-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Well written & highly entertaining"

    It was hard to put this book down. It has great mystery, understanding, insight, and truth. A clean story, an easy read. I was surprised to find out it was written in the 80's!! Something culturally GOOD spawned in the 80's. Bravo 👍

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    Rich P. 04-14-15
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    "outstanding story and delivery"

    a deep story far more intricate than its face value would imply with far deeper meaning than expected. The delivery was also outstanding with multiple performers leaving it riveting and hard to break away.

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    Jonathan Gomez Texas 04-10-15
    Jonathan Gomez Texas 04-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Simply amazing"

    Love this series and have become addicted outstanding novel. Cannot wait to start the next in the series! Only problem was that changing of the voice actors at certain parts

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