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The Last Shadow

By: Orson Scott Card
Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein, Justine Eyre, Kirby Heyborne, Orson Scott Card, Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Judy Young
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Orson Scott Card's The Last Shadow is the long-awaited conclusion to both the original Ender series and the Ender's Shadow series, as the children of Ender and Bean solve the great problem of the Ender Universe - the deadly virus they call the descolada, which is incurable and will kill all of humanity if it were allowed to escape from Lusitania.

One planet.

Three sapient species living peacefully together.

And one deadly virus that could wipe out every world in the Starways Congress, killing billions.

Is the only answer another great Xenocide?

This program is read by Emily Rankin, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein, Judy Young, Justine Eyre, Kirby Heyborne, Orson Scott Card, Scott Brick, and Stefan Rudnicki.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2021 Orson Scott Card (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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After reading the other reviews on Audible about this book, I was very skeptical to say the least. I have listened to every single book in the xenocide series and the shadow series and a couple of the prequel books. I believe the other reviews are unjustified. If you have read, at least the Xenocide and shadow series, you should be able to comprehend, understand, and enjoy this entire book. I am a sci-fi, lover, and Enders game was one of the first books that I truly enjoyed listening to. Because of this have made it a goal of mine to obtain and listen to the rest of the Ender-verse novels. I have listened to all of the books ( including this one ) through high-quality Headphones and experienced no issues in the audio. I think that Orson Scott Card introducing a few new, intelligent species/modified humans was fantastic and a great way to tie together the shadow and Xenocide series. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves sci-fi, and has read those two series. I think they have to owe this novel with love and an open mind. I thought the overall content of the story was great and I especially enjoyed the afterword by Orson Scott Card. Like I previously stated, the performance was great as well and overall I am absolutely glad that I decided to ignore the other reviews and listen to this book.