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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,892 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: David Birney, Scott Brick, A Full Cast Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shadow Saga Release Date:
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Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School.

For Earth was at war - a terrible war with an inscrutable alien enemy. A war that humanity was near to losing. But the long distances of interstellar space has given hope to the defenders of Earth - they had time to train military geniuses up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high-orbital facility called the Battle School. That story is told in two books, Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game, and its parallel, Ender's Shadow. Now, in Shadow of the Giant, Bean's story continues.

Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggins' right hand, Since then he 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 and his wife Petra yearn 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. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The novels of Orson Scott Card's Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology. USA Today

  • This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is given award-winning treatment as an audiobook.... ENDER'S GAME offers outstanding production and first-rate narration. Don't miss it. AudioFile on Ender's Game
  • You can't step into the same river twice, but Card has gracefully dipped twice into the same inkwell--once for Ender's Game, and again for his stand-alone ‘parallel novel'. As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic yet hopeful, wondrous and strange. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Ender's Shadow
  • The publishing equivalent of a Star Wars blockbuster. New York Daily News on Ender's Shadow

  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2006

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashley Schaffer | 2/20/2014

    " In my mind, a perfect ending to a perfect series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christian Coram | 2/11/2014

    " I liked it a lot! Not much else to say other than it being another solid book in the series. I do like how he makes each one a possible conclusion, but leaves it open enough to continue afterwards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karl | 1/18/2014

    " In this series, Card seems to slide into geo-political themes ala Tom Clancy, and use those themes to tell the story of his cast. And the saga continues... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heathermommy | 1/13/2014

    " oh poor Bean. "

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