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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shadow Saga Release Date: September 2002 ISBN: 9781593974831
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Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth and The Shadow Series. 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. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future. Shadow Puppets is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/17/2014

    " Enjoyed this one much more than Hegemon, maybe a couple notches below the first of the series though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bracken | 2/16/2014

    " It was quite disappointing, I don't really feel like much happened in the book. Bean and Petra running around hiding. The book could've been much shorter and more interesting. I feel my interest in this series waning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 2/15/2014

    " I'd started it once before but lost interest. Now I can't understand why I'd lose interest. It was great. Can't wait to read Shadow of the Giant and its sequel. "

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

    " Good, but I like the ender books better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 1/19/2014

    " I love this book series, can't wait to see how it ends... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 1/17/2014

    " I know I've put very little critical thought into my analysis of this book, but I don't care. All the sudden this little sci-fi series has taken a twist into the realms of (I thought) a pretty good romance. I'm not sure how all the teenage boys who loved Ender's Game would feel about this, but I for one really enjoyed it. In fact, I read the whole book tonight after putting my kids to bed. I'm going to be really tired tomorrow, but I just had to find out what happened with Bean and Petra. I definitely liked this book better than Shadow of the Hegemon. Bean makes a really good leading man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 1/6/2014

    " Another great addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren V | 1/4/2014

    " This got even more political and had a lot of war strategy and such which really made me bored and I will admit I skimmed those few parts to avoid falling asleep! Bean's story is one that is both happy and sad at the same time. Achilles coming to the Hegemon was a bit of a let down. I figured he would go back to his old threatening ways, which he did but less obvious. I like that you get to know more of the Battle School students in depth and see the changes from school in space to back on Earth in the countries they were born in helping their people in the war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lionel | 12/11/2013

    " Pretty much the same review as the previous book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnica Z. | 12/3/2013

    " What makes Shadow Puppets good is the philosophical discussion, always Card's forte. The context of these discussions is enjoyable as well, but the discussion of what makes us human in this unique coming-of-age story makes it shine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Memesmith | 10/1/2013

    " I am firm of the belief that if you want to spoil someones cramming for a test, hand them a book by OSC. They will start it and it will consume them until they finish it. I read both this and Shadow of the Hegemon yesterday. Great stuff. (I love vacations.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zach | 2/1/2013

    " From start to finish a real disappointment. After reading the prologue or was it the epilogue of last book that suggested he had to write this to tie up some lose ends. Meh who cares. If I keep reading the series it will be despite this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail | 11/11/2012

    " The only Ender book I didn't really like, as he turns Petra into (view spoiler)[a barefoot and pregnant whiner instead of the world-beating heroine she's been to that point (hide spoiler)]. Totally redeemed by Shadow of the Giant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhianna | 5/28/2012

    " Loved it! On to the next book in this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 5/25/2012

    " Not Card's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lady Knight | 4/7/2012

    " So, so good! Enjoyed it thoroughly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rex | 11/13/2011

    " I'd say it's only four stars, but I don't have the heart to give it anything less than five. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/7/2011

    " Great Stuff!! On next book,"Shadow of the Giant". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leasa | 9/7/2011

    " What a talented writer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristof Czeczko | 7/28/2011

    " Finally Achilles got taken care of. It was getting boring to have him pop up, conspire and survive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genevieve | 6/22/2011

    " A little preachy, but otherwise excellent. I love Orson Scott Card's writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 6/19/2011

    " Did you ever wonder what happened to all of Ender's friends? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 4/25/2011

    " same old villain. bean is a little more depressing. still has the strategy and problem solving that makes the other books great. fun to see how all the battle school grads interact with each other as grown ups in the real world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 maria | 4/13/2011

    " i think i got to that point again where i was just reading it because it was part of the series ... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevin | 4/4/2011

    " God damn it!
    I have tried to read this thing three times and each time I find my self thinking
    "What differentiates this from the average fan fic?" or "Am I sure this was written by Orson Scott Card or is this another pirated Harry Potter 6 fiasco all over again?" "

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

    " Another great addition to the series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/4/2011

    " This was just OK. It didn't even make me want to read book #4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/30/2011

    " The political subplots can be a bit tiresome at times. The characters definitely grow a lot less as well. Worth a read as it provides closure to the previous installments, but a little disappointing compared to the previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phill | 1/5/2011

    " Good book - very enjoyable.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoilon | 12/22/2010

    " this book is bad ass "

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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.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.