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Speaker for the Dead

Orson Scott Card

The thrilling sequel to Ender's Game and winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards-this full cast unabridged recording includes an original postscript written and recorded by author Orson Scott Card. Three thousand years have passed since Ender Wiggin won humanity's war with the Buggers by totally destroying them. Ender remains young, traveling the stars at the speed of relativity, but a hundred years or more might pass on Earth while he experiences a month-long voyage. In three thousand years, Ender's books The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, written under a pseudonym, have become holy writ, while the name of Ender itself has become anathema: he is the Xenocide, the one who killed an entire race of thinking, feeling beings, killed the only other sapient race humankind had found in all the galaxy. The only ones, that is, until the planet called Lusitania was discovered and colonized. The discovery was seen as a gift to humanity, a chance to redeem the destruction of the Buggers. This time, the Starways Congress vowed, there would be no tragic misunderstanding leading to war. But once again men die, killed by the aliens in a rite no one understands. Ender, now known only as the Speaker for the Dead, comes to Lusitania to speak for those who have died and discovers that in order to tell the truth about them, he must unravel the secrets of Lusitania. Speaker for the Dead, the second novel in the Ender Quintet, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

The thrilling sequel to Ender's Game and winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards-this full cast unabridged recording includes an original postscript written and recorded by author Orson Scott Card. Three thousand years have passed since Ender Wiggin won humanity's war with the Buggers by totally destroying them. Ender remains young, traveling the stars at the speed of relativity, but a hundred years or more might pass on Earth while he experiences a month-long voyage. In three thousand years, Ender's books The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, written under a pseudonym, have become holy writ, while the name of Ender itself has become anathema: he is the Xenocide, the one who killed an entire race of thinking, feeling beings, killed the only other sapient race humankind had found in all the galaxy. The only ones, that is, until the planet called Lusitania was discovered and colonized. The discovery was seen as a gift to humanity, a chance to redeem the destruction of the Buggers. This time, the Starways Congress vowed, there would be no tragic misunderstanding leading to war. But once again men die, killed by the aliens in a rite no one understands. Ender, now known only as the Speaker for the Dead, comes to Lusitania to speak for those who have died and discovers that in order to tell the truth about them, he must unravel the secrets of Lusitania. Speaker for the Dead, the second novel in the Ender Quintet, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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The thrilling sequel to Ender's Game and winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards-this full cast unabridged recording includes an original postscript written and recorded by author Orson Scott Card. Three thousand years have passed since Ender Wiggin won humanity's war with the Buggers by totally destroying them. Ender remains young, traveling the stars at the speed of relativity, but a hundred years or more might pass on Earth while he experiences a month-long voyage. In three thousand years, Ender's books The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, written under a pseudonym, have become holy writ, while the name of Ender itself has become anathema: he is the Xenocide, the one who killed an entire race of thinking, feeling beings, killed the only other sapient race humankind had found in all the galaxy. The only ones, that is, until the planet called Lusitania was discovered and colonized. The discovery was seen as a gift to humanity, a chance to redeem the destruction of the Buggers. This time, the Starways Congress vowed, there would be no tragic misunderstanding leading to war. But once again men die, killed by the aliens in a rite no one understands. Ender, now known only as the Speaker for the Dead, comes to Lusitania to speak for those who have died and discovers that in order to tell the truth about them, he must unravel the secrets of Lusitania. Speaker for the Dead, the second novel in the Ender Quintet, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki

Length:

14h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:05


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:16:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

55:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:11:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:13:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:33:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

57:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:25