Speaker for the Dead : The Enderverse

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: The Enderverse
  • 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth. Orson Scott Card infuses this tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious, and cultural contexts. This, the author's definitive edition of the sequel to Ender's Game, also includes an original postscript written and recorded by the author himself, Orson Scott Card!.


What the Critics Say

Winner, Hugo AwardWinner, Nebula Award"The most powerful work Card has produced. Speaker not only completes Ender's Game, it transcends it." ( Fantasy Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Probably my favourite book ever

This audio book amazed me. It follows on from Enders Game but is a vast departure from that story in both style and content. Listening to this book is like meditation - it's so deep and moving, and yet never boring. Pure Bliss! Wonderful narration. The first ever audio book to make me cry.

So good that I wish I had never heard it, so that I could discover it for the first time again.

One of Audible's gems.
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- V. S.

A different follow on from Ender's Game

Some may not like it... but I do.

The book becomes a philosophical debate about the inward struggles that we face when confronting things we cannot understand.

Would I listen to it again? Probably not...

Will I listen to the next book in the series? Already have.
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- Danamic

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2002
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio