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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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    lee 12-14-16
    lee 12-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    Loved it. I can't wait until I can listen to the next one. !!!!!!!!

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    Izaak Moody 12-12-16
    Izaak Moody 12-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story, Sometimes Unbearable Narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Xenocide to be better than the print version?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I almost couldn't finish listening to this book because of the fake Chinese accents in the narration. Some of the story takes place on the culturally Chinese world of Path. When the narrators speak from these character's perspective, for some unholy reason they decide to speak in fake thick Chinese accents. It's so distracting that I had to go out and buy the physical copy to finish it.

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    Dusty 12-09-16
    Dusty 12-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It'll throw you for a loop"

    It's not exactly what you'd expect after Speaker, but it's good! like a lot of his work, the third Act is a completely different story.

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    RenDi 12-05-16
    RenDi 12-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Exploring every angle "

    This book is the ultimate philosophical debate against itself. Every side of an impossible choice is explored, and every sides feeling of correctness is justified. The morality of choices that could lead to atrocities are given their fair voice when balanced against the alternative atrocities. Ender and the cast must navigate a no win situation and just when you think the Deus ex Machina is going to cheat us into an exit route, there's an unexpected cost and we plunge right back into danger. 3 books so far and 3 home runs. Great Sci-fi for the Arm chair philosopher in us all.

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    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA USA 12-02-16
    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA USA 12-02-16
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    "Orson Scott Card at his best."

    In the end of the Ender's Game trilogy and the introduction to the Children of the Mind saga Mr. Card explores in a cogent and entertaining way the depths of the greatest questions of existence and its opposite.

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    Susan 12-02-16
    Susan 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not a real Ender book"

    I thought this was about Ender and all but with all the science and Path it was not. interesting and as also good from Scott but not what I was looking for.

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    Todd Buttweiler 12-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not the best in series, but still good"

    not as good as the other books in the whole series, but will be getting the next one for sure. it wrapped up a few loose ends, but opened the door for many more story lines.

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    Kyle A Rulis 11-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I would skip it if I could."

    Xenocide is the book that I quit reading the series, three different times. I finally finished it and now understand why it's a necessary interlude before Children of the Mind. There's no climax here. There's no huge strategy break-down -- political, military strategy or interpersonal...skills. At times Ender, or other characters, just "do the right thing" and the other characters just "fall in line." It's annoying.
    Anyway, yay Ender for saving all of life (again) and I'm looking forward to Children of the Mind.

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    Amazon Customer 11-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, okay performance"

    I wasn't a fan of the over emphasized accent for the characters on path, it felt a little bit insulting.

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    Bryan M. Nix GA USA 11-15-16
    Bryan M. Nix GA USA 11-15-16
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    "Much more interesting if you didn't like SFTD"

    To keep this brief and spoiler-free, this book picks up where Speaker For the Dead left off and builds upon the lives of Novinha's family, the pequeninos, and Ender by also adding some new characters and new concepts for the situation they're in. It reminded me a lot of Michael Crichton's work but I love sci-fi so that shouldn't be surprising. The last 1/3 of the book brought some really interesting things to light that made the book hard to keep down and I'm not much of a reader hence Audible. Now I'm eager to start Children of the Mind which builds upon a very surprising event near the end of Xenocide.

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