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4.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 5 4.37 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Michael Gross Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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From the author of Ender's Game, the Hugo and Nebula award-winning international best seller, comes the parallel novel, Ender's Shadow. In the first book, child-hero Ender Wiggin battles a deadly alien race and wins. But Ender wasn't the only child in his Battle School. There was also Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, his strategist and his friend, the only one who was with him in the final battle. Now Card tells Bean's whole story, while expanding and complementing the earlier tale. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larss | 2/16/2014

    " Basically interchangable with Ender's Game however the story (with different background story) is told through a different person's perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanwhelan | 1/30/2014

    " I really liked this book, though perhaps not as much as Ender's Game, though to be honest, I read Ender's Game quite a long time ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Kendall | 12/22/2013

    " I really enjoyed Ender's Shadow -- really cool reading the parallel to Ender's Game!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Weiner | 12/20/2013

    " Great recapturing of the story from a different character's perspective! By no means does this book feel like you're reading the same story; you're not. I do recommend reading Ender's Game first, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mirek Kukla | 11/24/2013

    " Absolutely terrific. This companion novel to "Ender's Game" is every bit as exciting and complex as its groundbreaking counterpart. I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoy fiction. Even if you've never heard of Ender's Game, and whether or not you at all care for scifi, check out Ender's Shadow. It's giddy good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Harvey | 11/12/2013

    " We learned about Bean briefly in Ender's Game but never knew what more there was to this boy. In Ender's Shadow we learn the true story of where Bean came from and what makes him tick. Card worked his magic to make this formerly flat character come to life and show us who he really is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stradivarius517 | 11/8/2013

    " Love Bean "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Woodrow | 10/28/2013

    " Read Ender's Game first! I enjoyed Shadow a little more, but only in conjunction with Ender's Game. While Game can stand on it's own, Shadow's excellency derives from Games set-up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron Lubovich | 9/13/2013

    " Adequate Endersploitation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 707Leonel | 7/24/2013

    " I think Enders shadow is a great book that explains how Bean was seeing things through his own eyes. It shows another characters life and view of life at earth and life at battle school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Barlow | 5/29/2013

    " probably the best of the sequels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshuaprice | 5/1/2013

    " Follows the same story sequence as Ender's Game only from Bean's point of view. Adds a lot of insight into the original book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bizarro Fett | 4/29/2013

    " goddamn amazing... just as rad as Ender's Game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack-in-the-green | 4/7/2013

    " This is a significantly better story than Ender's Game. Card's writing is much more mature in this retelling of Ender's Game through a very different but equally gifted viewpoint character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ritchie Macapinlac | 11/25/2012

    " One of my favorites! But you have to read Ender's game first :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 6/8/2012

    " I interrupted the flow of the Ender Saga with this book from the Shadow saga - it was almost as much a page turner as Ender's Game and I am excited to see how the rest of the Shadow series unfolds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista Ivy | 4/25/2012

    " now this is psychological warfare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Lindberg | 4/24/2012

    " Incredibly good book. If you enjoyed Ender's Game, you will enjoy this as well. Fairly different style to it as well, which really adds to the protagonist's personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tarise | 2/26/2012

    " I want to see an Enders movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody | 2/17/2012

    " Good, but doesn't live up to the original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clark | 10/31/2011

    " enjoyed it as much as enders game. looking fwd to reading the shadow series as a result. I can not say the same about speaker for the dead and the ender series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin Wong | 10/19/2011

    " I actually love this more than Ender's Game "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice Tam | 9/22/2011

    " really nice novel from the view point of bean, with the timeline going over the same period as ender's game. highly suggest if you read one, you must read the other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 5/23/2011

    " I loved this book so much. I loved the analyzing that Bean does. What a fabulous book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 5/19/2011

    " I loved Ender's Game and I liked this one a bit less, but it was still exciting and interesting. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the Shadow series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 5/18/2011

    " Loved this book. It was so interesting to be in the mind of a genius. A 5-6 year old one at that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 5/15/2011

    " I really like this book. The development of the characters and the political intrigue was exciting. Out of the series this was a very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/14/2011

    " Ender's Game is a better book but the Bean saga is a much better series. Ender's Shadow is basically Ender's Game from Bean's point-of-view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scot | 5/11/2011

    " An engrossing read, though a bit long in the introduction, it's worth it for a more inside look to Bean's thought processes and what-have-you.

    A must read for anyone who enjoyed Ender's Game, especially if they didn't care as much for Children of the Mind, Xenocide, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/10/2011

    " This is a parallel novel to Ender's Game, in which the author tells the same story as Ender's Game, but from the perspective of another character. Excellent books/series. I will be reading more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 5/9/2011

    " This is the fourth book in the Ender's Game series that I've read, and though I liked it, it will be my last. Out of all the Ender's Game books, I think I only really actually enjoyed reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/2/2011

    " Enjoyed Ender's Shadow far more than Ender's Game. I understood the characters more and the plot better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/2/2011

    " Though I am reading them "out of order" I loved this. I thought it was nice to read right after reading Ender's Game because they are about the same time period but this is through the perspective of Bean who is very interesting and gives a new spin on what Ender went through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 4/28/2011

    " It was so fun to read about battle school during Ender's time but from a different perspective. Bean's life was a little unbelievable and disturbing but interesting. It was good to see him develop as a person physically, emotionally and morally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 4/28/2011

    " Read my review of Ender's Game. Really, I think I love Bean more than I love Ender. I love characters and stories that are driven by characters and human experience. Bean's story is marvelous and tragic, but lovely all the same. Read this book. But read Ender's Game first. Please. Go. Do it now. "

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Author Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.