Shadow of the Giant (Ender's Shadow Series #4)

Shadow of the Giant (Ender's Shadow Series #4)

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Shadow of the Giant (Ender's Shadow Series #4) by Orson Scott Card, David Birney, Scott Brick

Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School.

For Earth was at war - a terrible war with an inscrutable alien enemy. A war that humanity was near to losing. But the long distances of interstellar space has given hope to the defenders of Earth - they had time to train military geniuses up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high-orbital facility called the Battle School. That story is told in two books, Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game, and its parallel, Ender's Shadow. Now, in Shadow of the Giant, Bean's story continues.

Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggins' right hand, Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he and his wife Petra yearn for a safe place to build a family - something he has never known - but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies - old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593974961
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Ender's Shadow Series , #4
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 6.46(h) x 1.55(d)

About the Author

ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender's Shadow, of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Scott Brick first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, AudioFile magazine named Brick 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. Brick has narrated for many popular authors, including Michael Pollan, Joseph Finder, Tom Clancy, and Ayn Rand. He has also won over 40 AudioFile Earphones Awards and the AudioFile award for Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense 2011. In 2007, Brick was named Publishers Weekly's Narrator of the Year.

David Birney has read a number of works for Theatreworks, NPR Playhouse and BBC dramatic recordings, including The Diary of Anne Frank, Star Wars, and Julius Caesar. His audiobook credits include narrating several Orson Scott Card books as well as reading for many AudioFile Earphones Award winning titles. Birney is also an award-winning actor and director. He has starred in many television films, among them Love and Betrayal, Long Journey Home, The Deadly Game, High Midnight, and The Champions. His extensive stage credits include starring roles on Broadway and major roles at the American Shakespeare Festival, New York's Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, Washington, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre and numerous regional theatres.

Hometown:

Greensboro, North Carolina

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1951

Place of Birth:

Richland, Washington

Education:

B.A. in theater, Brigham Young University, 1975; M.A. in English, University of Utah, 1981

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Shadow of the Giant 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 162 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of course Card dealt us another flawless conjugation of politics, strategy and skulduggery that is beautifully orchaestrated and written. The story of Julian Delphiki is moving and deeply tragic, and simultaneously entrancing. For any devotees of the Ender series and the Shadow series, read this enormous achievement of literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card was a really good book. I enjoyed the characters and the plot of the book. My favorite character had to be Bean. His unrelenting determination and will to find his missing children was very inspiring. i have read all the other Ender books and i have enjoyed every last one of them. This one has to be my favorite out of them all because it is ht e last of this particular series. The only thing i didn't like was the way he did the series. How he cut the stories in half and the split off into do different series. Not really two different ones, more like two different parts of the story split into different sets of books. Overall it had to be one of my favorite series's. I would recommend any of the books for use in school.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was pretty good, but not as goood as the previos books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm really glad they brought back the conversation between peter and his brother. Heart touching and much needed.I really enjoyed this book.
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Hey its your pal...
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5 stars
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Shadow of the Giant is a great finale to the series of books stemming from Ender's Shadow. It is filled with realistic human behavior, clever tactics, and provoking circumstances, leaving Card’s readers wondering what they themselves would do in his character’s situations. The book answers many of the questions left behind from the Ender’s Game series, such as “How did Jane become so powerful?” and “Why was Peter really rejected from Battle School? Orson Scott Card has masterfully written this book, providing even more depth to the story of Julian, AKA Bean. Personally, the only thing I would have changed is to have just a little bit more at the end of the book, to gain just one more glimpse at the life of Bean. Other than that, I greatly enjoyed this book, and will be on my read over and over list.
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TL_Evans More than 1 year ago
Shadow of the Giant is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card‘s ‘Shadow’ series, thus part of the Ender’s Game world. Here at last we see the story line moving beyond Bean's childhood issues to follow on with the ramifications of the end of the Bugger war (giggle) and the return to Earth of a school filled with supergenius' trained to lead armies. Like its predecessor, it is full of long drawn out political and social commentary about the present day world. Sadly, much of this uses very unimaginative and linear projections of the modern world, despite its setting 170 years in the future. This somewhat undermined my ability to suspend disbelief, as that it fails to note the ramifications of cultural and political drift. Think of it as if we were having an adventure take place today, in which the political and social morays of the 1840s were in play. At times, therefore, the book seems more like a vehicle for the author to make political statements rather than a novel for its own sake. Beyond this, however, the story of the ramifications of setting the Battle School graduates lose on a politically unstable Earth was quite appealing. To that end, this book is interesting to anyone who likes Card's Ender'verse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to res 3 please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sheeshh.....sorry. bye then. *cries while walk out*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IF YOUR READING THIS GO TO GIANT RES 4
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How
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I loved the series so far can't wait to get to this one because i have heard excellent things! ;) :DDDDDD
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