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Hidden Empire (Orson Scott Card's Empire Series #2)

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Hidden Empire

    I am a long time Card fan and own most of his books. This is a right wing political nonsense book. I cannot believe Card wrote it or believes any of the stuff in it!

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2010

    Don't bother

    I've read and loved a great deal of Orson Scott Card books - but this is not one of them. If you read and liked Empire, don't put yourself through the pain of reading this sequel. The plot is all over the place, the best characters from the first book are only dim shadows of their original selves, and the ending resolves nothing.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2011

    Propaganda

    While the story itself was marginally entertaining, the book is essentially Christian and Fox News propaganda throughout. I do not think anything is wrong with that in and of itself, but it really ought to have been labeled as Christian fiction.

    Also the cover depicts events from the first book so I am not sure why they used it here.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    You cannot go wrong with Orson Scott Card

    This is a fascinating book about a possible future for America and the world. Orson Scott Card is a fantastic Sci Fi writer and you can't go wrong with any of his books.

    The eBook editing is good on this book, too, no text flaws.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    The worst

    This book is such a complete waste of time. The plot is ridiculous. If you liked Ender's Game run from this novel as fast as you can.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Great emersive read

    Dont let the negative reviews deter you. Just people taking themselves way too seriously... A wild fun ride any way you slice it!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2014

    The book started out a bit puzzling and seemingly slow to me but

    The book started out a bit puzzling and seemingly slow to me but soon picked up. It is a book that makes you think about choices. There are many moral, ethical and philosophical ambiguities that confront you and you and you find that there are no easy answers to the problems encountered. I found myself thinking about the contradictions later. There are some surprising parallels to the current ebola epidemic in Africa. The main characters are ambivalent about President Torrent and this ambivalence is never resolved and for good reason. It's a book that makes you think and for that reason alone is well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    While somewhat right-wing, this book still represents a very possible threat. While reading, look past the right-wing-ish nature of the book and try to imagine the events depicted actually unfolding. It's not hard.

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