Speaker for the Dead

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2004
14 hours 11 minutes
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 Saga, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Aric S.

most annoying audio book yet. the multiple readers is beyond stupid. which makes it very difficult to learn the new characters

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Karen B

Interesting book and also good narration. I really enjoyed this one.

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Dina Heard

I definitely enjoyed this book. The only thing that I dislike about was the constant changing of the narraters and the volume of the voices.

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Sara D.

Phenomenal book

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LOVE IT SO MUCH ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Joseph K.

For those coming from Ender’s game, this is a very different type of book. It is good and thought provoking but is slow moving at times. I am curious enough to keep going in the series.

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Kelly Laursen

the narrative cast of all the Enderverse series are so talented. I started searching for books by narrator because of voices like stefan rudnicki and stephen hoye. this novel is better than Ender's Game.

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Initial reaction was disappointment, confusion, and curiosity. This isn’t Enders Game. Why is everyone speaking Portuguese? What the hell is going so much is happening and I don’t really get. But damn dude I found myself unable to put this down i finished it in 3 days staying up till 1:30 am wanting to see what happened next. It’s not Enders Game but it’s really good , and now I know how to speak Portuguese! I’m kidding, but they do translate from Portuguese here and there and it actually flows pretty well. Anyway good book I’d recommend to a friend.

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Randy L.

Liked ever more than Enders Game

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Amanda B.

Ender series and the shadow series are my favorite book series. nothing has topped them yet.

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Greg B.

If you like Enders Game, you will hate this. it's very slow paced with little to look forward to. The reader is very average. would not suggest this book.

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David W

Incredible book. In my personal opinion, the best of the Ender series. I would also like to comment on the fabulous job done by each narrator. Grateful for the opportunity to revisit this story.

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Eric C

I enjoyed the primary narrator from Ender's Game being one of the narrator's in this book. I feel this one was definitely geared more towards adults than kids. Has a good story but I definitely prefer the first book.

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Jordan Kolarik

Everything you could hope for in a book and in a narrator. So impressed. A great experience.

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Muhammad Shafiq Ahmadin

Awesome book, it was enlightening to hear the way it was presented.

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Kevin Byrd

It passes the time use it to fall a sleep ok book not great ok takes about two hours to get in to it

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greg rooney

I hate the fact that they use several narrators. They switch for no reason to a different narrator. It is awful.

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Rosemary Cure

Good book. Once started didn't want to stop. The listening to a book allows my own imagination to put together the features of all the characters whether human or alien. The human factor always seems to be the destructive. Ender brought to the the surface the truth that allows more than one idea of thought and the ability to live with others as they are not how the laws deem fit. To live in such a time and place one could only hope. The audio has some echo but only in a few places

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Jeramie Cavanaugh

I am not a book person by nature and normally prefer non-fiction. This book was a captivating introduction to non-fiction. Regretfully so, it's no surprised the “average joe” doesn’t appreciate, or more likely doesn’t understand the complex relationships and ideas presented by the author. Without the prequel, there would have been no way to truly understand the protagonist. Thank you.

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Jean-Luc Guedez

Boring Book, not as interesting as Enders series books.

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