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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shadow Saga Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781593974817
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The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more.

But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter.

Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Yi | 2/15/2014

    " As with its predecessors, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, this was a great book, however the quality of the story was slightly decreased. A fitting end for the series. Though I would have preferred an ending with more of an impact, it was a great series nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 2/15/2014

    " Probably on my top 25 list of favorite books ever read. This whole series--all the Orson Scott card books on my list are connected in some way and I felt for the characters even more than I did with Harry Potter. Thoroughly depressed when the story was over! =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 2/5/2014

    " Reviewed at end of series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zacaro Caro | 1/24/2014

    " It's like... Rainbow six with a genius boy child genetically engineered to play Risk 200 years from now after an alien invasion. Looking for more stories like Enders Game and Enders Shadow? Me too. I happened to like the strategy and theology within this book, but it wasn't the story I wanted. Also, I listened to this book on audio, one of the worst recordings ever, very poorly edited. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale Richardson | 1/20/2014

    " This book picks up right about where Ender's Shadow leaves off. Don't want to say too much, but I really enjoyed multiple points of view, and some of the political aspects of the book. Getting ready to go read the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Umi Hashitsume | 1/20/2014

    " It is part of the Ender universe, and thus, it's useful to read. It satisfied a nostalgic part of me that loved Ender's Game. However, I wouldn't say this is one the more exciting of the bunch. It features Peter Wiggin, Ender's brother, and his strategic mind, along with Bean and Petra. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 1/19/2014

    " This book is solid. If you liked Ender's Game than you should read this one. If you bothered to read Ender's Shadow and didn't enjoy it as much as I did than you should read this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Briggs | 1/13/2014

    " loved this book. probably one of my favorites could read it over and over again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dragynlady | 12/30/2013

    " The shadow series is just as enjoyable as the Ender series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/29/2013

    " Wow, what a spin on the whole Enders game thing. I loved this book and am glad I read it. Lots of great history and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri-Lynn | 11/30/2013

    " I did not like this one quite as well as Ender's Shadow, but it was well worth the time to read it and I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daryl Conley | 11/29/2013

    " I didn't mind this book. It was worth reading. It wasn't the same story at least as Ender's Game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/28/2013

    " While this book was good, it certainly paled in comparison to Ender's Shadow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 11/27/2012

    " I was dissapointed that the book wasn't as good as Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, but it was definitely still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree | 11/25/2012

    " Reread all of the Bean books in January. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 11/10/2012

    " Not nearly as good as Ender's Shadow, but a continuation of the series on Bean and I want to find out what will happen to him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimi | 10/8/2012

    " I loved Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. I think Bean's story is must read. I crave the end of his story and I think it was done excellently! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Giao Vu | 8/18/2012

    " Too much of the dialog reads like Card is getting his internal monologue out through the characters. Reminds me of Kill Bill 2. Q's words, spoken by the actors. Does this make sense? I enjoyed Ender's Shadow a lot more, even though I cringed at Card's revisionist history of Ender's game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mainrun | 2/29/2012

    " Very good book but not quite as good as others in the Ender series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Young | 1/28/2012

    " Love having a book put in my hands by a 12 year old boy. Thanks Gabe! Fun read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ash | 10/30/2011

    " This series goes drastically downhill after Ender's Shadow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 7/19/2011

    " I really like how different this book is from its predecessor and from the Ender series. However, sometimes it can feel like Card goes a little too deep into political intrigue. Nevertheless, a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 5/18/2011

    " not as good as ender's game and shadow. Still a decent read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 5/4/2011

    " Great addition to the series, can't wait to get my hands on the next few books. "

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

    " This was a lot more political than the first ones which made it drag on a bit. It was good and I love Bean! I like how the author switches from character to character often so you get to almost see all sides of the story, though there is no Ender in this book it was still great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 4/15/2011

    " Really enjoyed it. Great follow up to Ender's Shadow. Looking forward to reading the next book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erik | 3/31/2011

    " Interesting only because of the character development in the previous books. This story drops everything that made the Ender books interesting and replaces it with world politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melise | 3/30/2011

    " I really loved the entire Hegemon series. There was something incredible about Card's ability to create a universe with such a detailed and comprehensive back story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monta | 3/30/2011

    " I think I'm getting a little tired of the Ender's series and parallax books. But I'm determined! I actually think they're great, but there's a lot of them and sci fi isn't my usual genre. I'm not giving up. I'm going to wade through them all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 3/22/2011

    " Didn't enjoy this one as much as the earlier series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 3/6/2011

    " A very great addition to the series and a wonderful masterpiece by the author Orson Scott Card "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/4/2011

    " While this book was good, it certainly paled in comparison to Ender's Shadow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aberrant | 2/27/2011

    " Very good. I need to read shadow puppets! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 2/26/2011

    " A cute, fun story of how Bean and Petra continue to save the world after Battle School.

    I listened to it on audiobook, and the readers were quite good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Braden | 2/15/2011

    " One of my favorites of the shadow series.
    "

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About the Author
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.

About the Narrators

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.