Speaker For The Dead
  • Speaker For The Dead
  • Speaker For The Dead
  • Speaker For The Dead
ISBN: 0312853254
EAN13: 9780312853259
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 15, 1992
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.76" H x 9.25" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told 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.

Speaker for the Dead, the second novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.


Ender series
Ender's Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind

Ender's Shadow series
Ender's Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

Children of the Fleet

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm /The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts /First Meetings

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This book was so beautiful. I picked it up because I loved Ender's Game, I stayed for the mystery of the piggies, but I cried for the beautiful relationship between the piggies and the humans.

Speaker for the Dead: 4.75/5 stars
   A good follow up to Ender's Game
A good sequel to Ender's game. However, it does really change the tones from the first book travel and aging and all that. Just know that it is not the same as the first book, but still a good read. My father talks Portuguese and understands this book even more because he could read the small bits of Portuguese in this book. I was looking forward to getting the next book in the series, but like A Song of Ice and Fire, this series seems pretty bad in the third book.
   Slow start, lots of characters.
This work by Mr. Cord was very difficult to get into. Once you get into it, it gets better. Jumping 3000 years ahead was a pretty impressive achievement in itself. The focus of this novel leaves Ender and focuses on how Ender helps him in his speaking for the dead. I had thought I might continue with the series, but I feel that this novel was written for a teenage audience. I moved to the novels of Kyle Swanson.
   Okay, not as good as Ender's Game.
This sequel to the very good Ender's Game '' was a bit of a let down for me. Some of the ideas of the author Orson Scott Card in this book are quite intriguing. He also continues some of the themes of the previous book, such as interesting technologies. The book, however, lacked the energy of Ender's game ''. The character of Ender is pensive and uninteresting. And the book got a little too '' Quasi-religious for my liking.
   Applause for another genius work of fiction from Card.
Throughout this novel, I was captivated by the internal and external dialogue. Everything flows in such a miraculous way, I could not bring myself to put down this book. Mr. Card thank you for this epic adventure. I am excited to start the next chapter in Lusitania's life!
   My favorite of the first four Ender's books!!
This book I LOVED. The story that tells it is fascinating. The characters are prominently portrayed and the ideas on which are focused so original and thought provoking. Card sets the story with a mystery that needs to be solved basically, and the story that unfolds is incredible, I think. Speakers for the dead are not like Ender's game. I think that Ender's game was an easier read. It did not tell a story as detailed and the concepts presented are not as inventive. Ender didn 't get it wrong, I loved Don's game. But I have blown my mind for the dead kind of speaker! Just a note : if you don 't like talking to the dead, you won 't like Xenocide or children of the mind. They continue on the same timeline of events and deal with a lot of the same people and concepts.
   so much better than Ender's Game!
I liked the plot in Ender's game, but not the way it was written ''. In my opinion, there was too much time spent on the first half of the book and not enough on the second half. The author did much better in this book, especially telling the story through quotations from memos and notes and such very well done, and a good story to boot. My only reason for having four stars instead of five is because I was disappointed in the big reveal at the end. I was expecting something different ''. The whole breeding - thing seemed strange and irrelevant given the build-up. But again, that is my opinion only.
   Now for something completely different
While Ender's game is fast-paced and exciting speaker for the dead, it is quite thoughtful. This is a sequel, but it is a very different book type. I loved it in short. This is a big and brainy science - fiction - novel. Though it weighs the book only, instead of enhancing it. The best thing about this book is easily the . So clear your head of Ender's game and approach the speaker for the dead from a different angle.
   Lukewarm Story with a Heavy Philosophical Undertone
In this book, there is a philosophical undercurrent. There is definitely a message here. Just as Narnia is a Christian metaphorical work, this book seems to be a humanistic metaphorical work. In that respect, I think it did a good job of delivering the message. There were probably too many characters to fully develop. In the end, I felt that the author was trying to tell a philosophy through the story, rather than telling a good story and letting the philosophy naturally show.
   Better than the original.
The Good Gripping, the original surpassed. A rare thing, especially considering the discontinuity from Book 1 to Book 2, is even more interesting than the kid. The bad : Having trouble finding a Nit to pick. The??? I really enjoyed this book ''. Mr Card does a phenomenal job of shining a light into the dark recesses of the human soul without losing hope for the species or being preachy. Well done sir!