Volume Three of the Ender QuintetThe Ender Quintet (Volume 3)
Orson Scott Card; Read by Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir and Cast
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In Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way and a second xenocide seems inevitable. Until the fleet vanishes.
The task of discovering how the ships disappeared falls to Gloriously Bright, the most brilliant analytical mind in a world of people bred for superintelligence. There is little doubt that she can solve the puzzle; but will she choose life or death for the three races who live on Lusitania?
Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet.
Hugo Award - Nominee
XENOCIDE (Chapter 1: A PARTING)
Han Fei-tzu sat in lotus position on the bare wooden floor beside his wife's sickbed. Until a moment ago he might have been sleeping; he wasn't sure. But now he was aware of the slight change in her breathing,...
Praise for Xenocide
“In his afterword, Card declares, ‘The ideal presentation of any book of mine is to have excellent actors perform it in audio-only format,' and he gets his wish. Card's phenomenal emotional depth comes through in the quiet, carefully paced speech of each performer. This is a wonderful way to experience Card's best-known and most celebrated work, both for longtime fans and for newcomers.” —Publishers Weekly on ENDER'S GAME
“The characters are memorable and the pace quick. An Earphones Award winner when originally released, this audiobook is well deserving of listeners' time.” —AudioFile magazine on ENDER'S GAME