Shadow Puppets : The Enderverse

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: The Enderverse
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth. 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, he will reshape our future.
Here is the continuing saga of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.


What the Critics Say

"Fans will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced plot and a suspense-filled conclusion." ("Once again, Card keeps the action, danger, and intrigue levels high." ( Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Entertaining continuation of series

I feel the Shadow series has gone on a little too long with this one. Although I really enjoyed it, there is nothing particularly novel in the story. There is a sense of fatigue in the way the story is being told, almost as though the author is only really trying to mirror the number of books in the original Ender Series with the number of books in the Shadow Series - four a piece. (There are three others at present that fill in story elements)

"Ender's Shadow" was a five-star book, but since then, the series has declined in purpose and originality. The character of Peter Wiggin has been reduced from the brilliant, emotionally violent and sarcastic future world saviour, to what I feel is a churlish, weak individual, greatly outshone by Bean.

I will listen to the final book in the series ("Shadow of the Giant") but only for completeness and with a sense of apprehension as to how far the author will continue to undermine its superb antecedents.

Excellently narrated.
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- Peter

Worst in the series

The performances were great once again the only issue is the story. Was a long 10 hours to get through. The first book in the shadow series was definitely the best but seems to get worse with each book.
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- Geraint

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-09-2002
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio