Ender's Shadow

The Shadow Series (Volume 1)

Orson Scott Card: Read by Scott Brick; Gabrielle De Cuir and Cast

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The novel that launched the bestselling Ender’s Shadow series—available for the first time on unabridged digital audio
 
The human race is at War with the "Buggers," an insect-like alien race. As Earth prepares to defend itself from total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable enemy, all focus is on the development of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth--they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In Ender's Shadow, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean--the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender....

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ENDERS SHADOW (POKE)

"You think you've found somebody, so suddenly my program gets the ax?"

"It's not about this kid that Graff found. It's about the low quality of what you've been finding."

"We knew it was long odds. But the kids I'm working with are actually fighting a war just to stay alive."

"Your kids are so malnourished that they suffer serious mental degradation before you even begin testing them. Most of them haven't formed any normal human bonds, they're so messed up they can't get through a day without finding something they can steal, break, or disrupt.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender's Shadow, companion novel to the sci-fi classic Ender's Game and the book that launched the bestselling Ender's Shadow series—available for the first time as an unabridged CD or digital audiobook.

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“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

"An absorbing, near-flawless performance."--Kirkus

"The wonders of Battleschool and flashsuits and children's armies should keep readers turning pages."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An exceptional work." --School Library Journal
 
"I've saved my favorite for last; if you loved Ender's Game, you will go nuts for these fantastic full-cast recordings." -- Examiner.com on Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow

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Orson Scott Card: Read by Scott Brick; Gabrielle De Cuir and Cast

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and it’s many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past.  Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender’s Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien “Buggers”.
Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelet version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of Analog. The novel-length version of Ender’s Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of  the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers’ workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.
He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series “The Tales of Alvin Maker” (beginning with Seventh Son), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like Pastwatch and Hart’s Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card’s recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old.    Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card,  He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.
Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio. He appeared on stage throughout the United States in productions of Cyrano, Hamlet, Macbeth and other plays. In addition to his acting work, Scott choreographs fight sequences, and was a combatant in films including Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He has also been hired by Morgan Freeman to write the screenplay adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama. Scott first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, AudioFile magazine named Scott a Golden Voice and “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy.” He has read a number of titles in Frank Herbert’s bestselling Dune series, and he won the 2003 Science Fiction Audie Award for Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. He has also won over 40 AudioFile Earphones Awards. In 2007, Scott was named Publishers Weekly’s Narrator of the Year. Gabrielle de Cuir is a Grammy-nominated and Audie Award-winning producer whose narrating credits include the voice of Valentine in Orson Scott Card’s Ender novels, Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Tombs of Atuan, and Natalie Angier’s Woman, for which she was awarded AudioFile magazine’s Golden Earphones.  She lives in Los Angeles where she also directs theatre and presently has several projects in various stages of development for film.

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Ender's Shadow
Orson Scott Card: Read by Scott Brick; Gabrielle De Cuir and Cast

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Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
May 2005
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593976651
ISBN10: 1593976658
Audio Run Time: 15:30
$24.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
August 2005
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781593976644
ISBN10: 159397664X
Audio Run Time: 15:30
$49.95

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 1999
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312868604
ISBN10: 031286860X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$25.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2000
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812575712
ISBN10: 0812575717
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 480 pages
$8.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
September 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765374714
ISBN10: 0765374714
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 6 and up
$12.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
May 2002
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429963985
ISBN10: 1429963980
384 pages
$5.99
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