Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3) by Orson Scott Card

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Read Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3) Online Free - In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told of the true story of the Bugger War.
Now long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, 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.

Title : Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3)
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ISBN : 0812550757
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 382 pages


Stephen rated it ★★★★★

January 20, 2010

One of my ALL Time Favorites. I loved Ender's Game, but I think that this novel surpasses it on just about every level. Writing, emotional resonance, characterization and depth. This novel is a much more "adult" read than Ender's Game. It impacted me greatly and I found that it stayed with me lon...

J.G. Keely rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 16, 2007

While Ender's Game is a solid piece of modern sci fi, the sequel falls all too short. 'Speaker' is preachy and allegorical, and the characters often devolve into simple mouthpieces for the author's opinions, which are numerous, long, and not particularly original. While I do respect that every aut...

Lacey rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2007

Orson Scott Card has said that Speaker for the Dead is the book he always "meant to write" and that the only reason he wrote Ender's Game was as a "prequel," so he felt a little baffled when Ender's Game ended up becoming his most famous and most read work. After reading Speaker for the Dead, I u...

Clouds rated it ★★★★★

October 20, 2015

Christmas 2010: I realised that I had got stuck in a rut. I was re-reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works. Something had to be done. On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci-Fi award. T...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

March 03, 2017

Ian McKellon, Ellen DeGeneres, Nathan Lane, Jim Parsons and Samuel Delany sit in a trendy coffee house in Chelsea and discuss Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel Speaker for the Dead. Ian: Let me begin our book club meeting with a very special thank you to our very gracious host, thank you Andre, as alw...

Doc Opp rated it ★★★★★

April 29, 2007

When I first read this book I was in middle school and I hated it. It was such a disappointment as a follow up to the brilliance of Ender's Game. I re-read it when in grad school, and it was an entirely different experience. The book has elements of mystery, religion/mysticism, anthropology (albe...

Will rated it ★★★★☆

December 17, 2014

Card claims that this is his masterpiece. He said that he only wrote Ender's Game so that he could write this. It's such a shame though that Ender's Game became such a hit, and Speaker for the Dead became its shadow. Before I start with the serious part of the review, let me start with something...

Tony rated it ★★★★★

June 01, 2007

My favorite book of all time, if only because it brings back sentimental memories. More than simply a sci-fi page turner, it deals with non-trivial matters such as guilt and love. In a whole different league than the rest of the Ender series, not to mention the rest of Scott Card's works. A must...

Brian rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 03, 2008

Calling this book the sequel to Ender's Game is like calling Mary Poppins the sequel to Star Wars. It's boring, overly observational, and totally unrelated in style and setting to Ender's Game.

Carolyn rated it ★★★★★

November 12, 2015

I can understand why this book might not enthrall all of its readers but for me, it was brilliant. The anthropological framework certainly entertained me and the deeper themes hooked me. The concept of a Speaker for the Dead and the healing properties of truth make the book a self-searching read....

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