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Xenocide Audiobook

Xenocide

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Publisher's Summary

Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effect of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way and a second Xenocide seems inevitable, until the Fleet vanishes.

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What the Critics Say

"Thought-provoking, insightful, and powerfully written." (School Library Journal)
"As a storyteller, Card excels in portraying the quiet drama of wars fought not on battlefields but in the hearts and minds of his characters." (Library Journal)

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    Brett B 10-12-17
    Brett B 10-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "racist performance of religious nonsense"

    Asian characters have heavy, stereotypical accents. meanwhile, native Portuguese speaking characters have no accent. Futuristic societies adhering to widely rejected dogma or philosophy without any context for why society has changed in this manner makes much of the book painful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 10-19-17
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    "90% philosophy, 10% plot."

    If you like very talky philosophy topics, you'll like this, but it's definitely not for everyone.

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    Ross Fazalbhoy BEAUMONT, CA, US 10-07-17
    Ross Fazalbhoy BEAUMONT, CA, US 10-07-17
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    "Great series"

    the book gets a little slow towards the end but other than that great story

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    Amazon Customer 10-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I loved it. But not for everyone. "

    If you read Ender’s game and loved it, but just endured Speaker for the Dead. Then leave this book alone. You will not like it. It’s very philosophical, lots of long conversations about nature of the universe. But, if you are in to that (and I really am) then this is a fenomenal story

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    alexander rivard 10-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not enders game not even close"

    was drawn into this series with enders game and enders shadow, both i liked, then speaker for the dead which was okay and now to this junk where even the author admitted he tied into the enders series due to his publisher needing a trilogy. i felt cheated on this book, this was way too wordy and although technically sci-fi, too preachy and tried too hard to be philosophical when most people like me were hoping for something with a bit more to do about the oncoming fleet of destruction and not dealing with that at all except as an after thought it's coming. i will not be reading/listening to anything further from Card.

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    Arturo Aguirre 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Leaves you wanting the next book!"

    There was at least one part of the book where I actually got and yelled out against the one of the characters in the book. Fews authors can create the connections to their characters and discuss the meaning life and freedom in such an engaging way. Can't wait for the next one.

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    Amazon Customer 09-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    I had such a great time listening to this book. I love hearing Ender's story. He's such an interesting character with quite a lot of depth in my opinion. This story was exciting and really fascinating. The only part I hated was the hive queens drawn out voice...I get why it was done but it made me cringe listening to her dialogue.

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    Pamela Lavery 08-30-17
    Pamela Lavery 08-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A good book with a clear meaning ."

    For example a woman was a woman and she is a great mother woman woman

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    Kimberly B 08-24-17
    Kimberly B 08-24-17
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    "Philotes....i just love this"

    philosophical. well worth the read. "gloriously bright" and the story of Path 👍👍 I'll certainly read again and again.

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    Jereme 08-21-17
    Jereme 08-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Performance issues"

    While I loved the book, the readers can sometimes be confusing. I do like that there are different readers for the different characters bit it can be a bit confusing at times.

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  • Nick Long
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    10/19/16
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    "Good but not exceptionable."

    After listening to so speaker for the dead I had to get this one. It was OK, nothing got to too excited and parts could have been fleshed out more especially after a fire takes place.

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  • Sophie C Butcher
    4/10/16
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    "Fasinating"

    I can see how this could be made into a film but it would lose its philosophical soul. Lots of really interesting things to think about now. When is sanity madness and vice versa? When is it ok to wipe out a species? Who are you, actually? Enjoy.

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  • Martyn
    11/29/16
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    "love it"

    the ender stories takes you to another world in great detail. could listen time and time again. easy to listen to mainly because of the readers voices.

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  • P. cullen
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    4/24/15
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    "Beautiful story"

    I loved this story, a fantastic continuation to the engrossing Ender series. Highly recommended. Keeps you engrossed till the end.

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  • Ben
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    "Always"

    I have listened to this book many time. I always say "I'll never listen to it again" because of the ending. But when I listen to the ender books, I always come back to this one. And at the end, tears come from my eyes.

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  • Andrew
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    "GREAT - Big ideas"

    It's long and sometimes drawn out and dialogue outweighs the action but it's easy to see why; this book contains a lot of big ideas.

    It feels like a philosophical dialogue between characters. Often it's hard to know where we are as there is little description, we are often reliant on the previous book "speaker for the dead" to give us insights into the local.

    However the dialogue does go somewhere and the ideas explored make for a satisfying read. Narration is broken up between different actors and on the whole this works well only occasionally distracting. I feel this is an ambitious and important science fiction novel and I enjoyed the journey and look forward to reading the second part, "children of the mind".

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  • Johnny
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    1/18/15
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    "Food for thought"

    Really injoy the reading story and thought behind this book.. A look into the human condition the flaws the hope we all have as a spices. What can be accomplished if we think outside the box no and again

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  • Matheus
    Diemen, Netherlands
    4/16/14
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    "Great book, awfull portuguese."
    Any additional comments?

    This book is amazing, could not stop listening, and the interpretation is also nice. But as a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, it was painful to listen to any Portuguese spoken on the book, most was beyond recognition. I had to wait the English translation to understand what they wanted to say. The characters names in Portuguese were also very badly spoken, hard to match with any normal names in Brazil.

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  • Gustav
    London, United Kingdom
    8/18/12
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    "The series just keeps getting better!"

    I love the Ender series. The books are very different in story and tone, but they still fit together very well and are always of excellent quality!

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  • David
    Buckley, United Kingdom
    7/27/11
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    "Dignified"

    The truth of the previous books, revelation, considered and explained at length. To some it might be tiresome and laboured...but to those who have truly 'lived' the intricate weave of what has gone before...This can only be a be a delightful enlightenment,

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