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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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©1991 Orson Scott Card (P)2000 Audio Renaissance

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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    Jeremy 03-05-16
    Jeremy 03-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent story, narration distracting at times."

    The narration for the Hive Queen and for the natives is the planet Path are incredibly annoying and distracting! The other readers (Brick, Rednucki, et al) are outstanding as usual.

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    Eric 02-27-16
    Eric 02-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent!"

    Really enjoyed this one looking forward to Children of the Mind.
    Performance added to story, but wasn't over the top. Nice.

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    Kindle Customer 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good story, weird accents"

    The Asian accents by the readers were a bit obnoxious, other than that it was good.

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    Jordy Briones 02-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    It was a great book although the ending felt a little rushed and he even admits it in the commentary but it picks up in Children of the mind which I haven't finished yet but is great so far

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    Jaco du Preez South Africa 01-15-16
    Jaco du Preez South Africa 01-15-16 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid reader of science fiction, adventure and technology. My hobbies consist of PC gaming, movies, 3D printing, and software dev.

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    "Surreal definition of human behaviour"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The book does end on a cliffhanger as this book is the introduction of the next book. At the end of this book one does have a better understanding of the struggles within our souls as we fight with our demons and how he handle conflict or when we accept our lot in life.


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    This book's strong points are centered around human behavior, how we see ourselves and act based on our believes. This book looks deep into the souls of the characters and gives meaning to how they feel through exposition vs speech.<br/>There is some progression in the story but is drowned out by the telling of the character stories.

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    Bruce Hartman San Jose, CA USA 12-18-15
    Bruce Hartman San Jose, CA USA 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "First half"

    I'm new to audiobooks. This was a good story but leaves you hanging a bit. Very intelligent concept and good reader voices. Just now downloading children of the mind... The second half to this "last" book in the trilogy.

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    Yancy 12-16-15
    Yancy 12-16-15
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    "Yancy has spoken and when he speaks all shall hear"

    I loved this book it is amazing...opens your mind up to different prospects of looking at life...at least for me it has.

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    Jeffrey T. Wiberg Washington State 11-25-15
    Jeffrey T. Wiberg Washington State 11-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved it completely through!"

    Card wrote a deep sci-fi that really grabbed my brain through a philosophical exploration of truth.

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    Nathaniel 11-09-15
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    "Great, with a few caveats"

    As a sci-fi book, I really enjoyed it, but the delving into (and rather unnecessary rabbit trail) that was the exploration of Mormon philosophy/theology, drew from my overall view of the book. I understand Card felt it essential for the back story, if you will, but it would have been a better book, as Ender's Game was, without hoisting this particular petard. Still, if you can endure a chapter or two of nonsensical ranting, the rest of the story is great, as a story. Compelling, entrancing, and continually making you want to know what happens next. I give it a four overall, of five.
    Side note: some might feel having multiple readers distracting, and in the first book, till I got used to it, so did I. But then it grew on me, and for the most part, it works.

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    Nicholas Stauffer 11-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"

    Another awesome book by card. I love Enders universe! There were some very cool surprises in this book. If you love Enders universe as much as I do then this is a must read.

    The narrators were amazing as well. I love the way it switches from person to person. I especially like the female voices.

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