I did like this book. It was unusual and far-fetched, but appealing. The author confronts many of our preconceived ideas about life, death, religion, marriage, etc. I agree with many of his points about not judging people by their surface persona, until you know the whole story of their life. I did get very tired of hearing the word "piggies". Couldn't he have created a more respectable name for his race of aliens? Or at least used that nickname less frequently.
most annoying audio book yet. the multiple readers is beyond stupid. which makes it very difficult to learn the new characters
Interesting book and also good narration. I really enjoyed this one.
I definitely enjoyed this book. The only thing that I dislike about was the constant changing of the narraters and the volume of the voices.
LOVE IT SO MUCH ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
For those coming from Ender’s game, this is a very different type of book. It is good and thought provoking but is slow moving at times. I am curious enough to keep going in the series.
the narrative cast of all the Enderverse series are so talented. I started searching for books by narrator because of voices like stefan rudnicki and stephen hoye.
this novel is better than Ender's Game.
Initial reaction was disappointment, confusion, and curiosity. This isn’t Enders Game. Why is everyone speaking Portuguese? What the hell is going so much is happening and I don’t really get. But damn dude I found myself unable to put this down i finished it in 3 days staying up till 1:30 am wanting to see what happened next. It’s not Enders Game but it’s really good , and now I know how to speak Portuguese! I’m kidding, but they do translate from Portuguese here and there and it actually flows pretty well. Anyway good book I’d recommend to a friend.
Liked ever more than Enders Game
Ender series and the shadow series are my favorite book series. nothing has topped them yet.
If you like Enders Game, you will hate this. it's very slow paced with little to look forward to. The reader is very average. would not suggest this book.
Incredible book. In my personal opinion, the best of the Ender series. I would also like to comment on the fabulous job done by each narrator. Grateful for the opportunity to revisit this story.
I enjoyed the primary narrator from Ender's Game being one of the narrator's in this book. I feel this one was definitely geared more towards adults than kids. Has a good story but I definitely prefer the first book.
Everything you could hope for in a book and in a narrator. So impressed. A great experience.
Awesome book, it was enlightening to hear the way it was presented.
It passes the time use it to fall a sleep ok book not great ok takes about two hours to get in to it
I hate the fact that they use several narrators. They switch for no reason to a different narrator. It is awful.
Good book. Once started didn't want to stop. The listening to a book allows my own imagination to put together the features of all the characters whether human or alien. The human factor always seems to be the destructive. Ender brought to the the surface the truth that allows more than one idea of thought and the ability to live with others as they are not how the laws deem fit. To live in such a time and place one could only hope.
The audio has some echo but only in a few places
I am not a book person by nature and normally prefer non-fiction. This book was a captivating introduction to non-fiction. Regretfully so, it's no surprised the “average joe” doesn’t appreciate, or more likely doesn’t understand the complex relationships and ideas presented by the author. Without the prequel, there would have been no way to truly understand the protagonist. Thank you.
Boring Book, not as interesting as Enders series books.
After almost 30 years... I finally read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. I "intended" to read it for over 10 years and something always got in the way. The series is definitely worth reading and I couldn't stop once I started. A beautiful and intriguing story and with all of the books we can be reading at any given moment - this one is still worth the time investment to read!!
NO SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW.
I am 38 years old. I am NOT a fan of Card's religious beliefs, politics, or public statements. I am not an avid reader of science fiction and can count the sf books I've read on one hand.
However, I LOVE the Ender books so far. Speaker for the Dead is a MUST READ. This novel is intelligent, probing, heartfelt, mysterious, compelling and fully satisfying beyond all expectations. Ender never fails to fascinate. The combination of vulnerability, determination and a kind of ruthlessness in one character is incredible. Ender forgives and understands, but without letting anyone off the hook. He is just as tough and smart and heart-breaking to behold as is young Ender, but even deeper.Card is an amazing writer - his prose, his stories are not to be missed.
Wow - this review was tough to write since all I wanted to write was AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a good book. I enjoyed Ender's Game a little more than this animal but this is definitely worth the time. Orson Scott Card's writing style is unique and his way of simplifying complicated ideas is remarkable.
Very good cast that brings Orson Scott Card's wonderful book to life. Ender's Game is his most famous work but it really sets the stage for Speaker For the Dead. Read and / or listen to both.
Still as good as I remembered. I give it 5 stars just for character development.
The author has great imaginations, his view of "new" aliens is just so different then I could have ever imagined. Ender now all grown up is all the wiser and still absolutely great.
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