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by | Read by Scott Brick, Gabrielle De Cuir and a Full Cast

Fantasy • 16 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1999

This parallel novel to ENDER'S GAME explores the character of Bean, Ender's friend. From the streets of Rotterdam to Command School, the ingenious, albeit small, Bean must strategize against the invading buggers while staying ahead of threatening rivals. The story is delivered by a full cast, including Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, and Stefan Rudnicki. Brick's light, sincere voice provides Bean's view, which is balanced by Rudnicki's thundering voice as the stern Commander Graft. Music segues between each section seem misplaced, and conversations at the beginning of each chapter sometimes run too fast. However, the overall sound quality and voice continuity make up for these small distractions. L.E. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]



Trade Ed. • Audio Renaissance • 2005

CD ISBN 159397664X $49.95 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN $34.97


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2005

CS ISBN 0792737075 $79.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 0792737083 $112.95 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 0792737091 $49.95 • Two MP3-CDs

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