Ender's Shadow
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  • 1
    Ender's Shadow | Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    Overall
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    Performance
    (141)
    Story
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    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    A Return to Battle School.

    This book takes us back to the Battle School events in Ender's Game, but retold from the perspective of a secondary character, Bean. You may wonder w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 July 2009 by Sara (Llanwrtyd wells, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Shadow of the Hegemon | Orson Scott Card

    Shadow of the Hegemon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (91)

    Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

    Excellent Audio rendition of an excellent book

    First the Audio - this is a top-notch production, well voiced, with multiple readers, each giving a different voice to the primary characters. In fact..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 October 2005 by Giulio (hotonUnited Kingdom)
  • 3
    Shadow Puppets | Orson Scott Card

    Shadow Puppets

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
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    Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

    Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

    Entertaining continuation of series

    I feel the Shadow series has gone on a little too long with this one. Although I really enjoyed it, there is nothing particularly novel in the story...Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 November 2009 by Peter (Beulah, United Kingdom)
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    Shadow of the Giant | Orson Scott Card

    Shadow of the Giant

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

    Let's me forgive the last two in the series.

    This book redeems the previous two books in the series and I am now happy that I finished the "Shadow" series. The storyline speeds up and improves i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 December 2009 by Peter (Beulah, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Shadows in Flight | Orson Scott Card

    Shadows in Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

    fitting finale for Bean.

    fitting finale for Bean. would have (selfishly) loved more. a poignant ending that felt satisfying.

    Reviewed on 13 January 2015 by Leon (Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom)