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Children of the Mind

Written by: Orson Scott Card
Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir,John Rubinstein
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The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos, a large colony of humans, and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. But now, once again, the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient species of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the network of computers in which she lives, world by world.

Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.

Children of the Mind is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card's The Ender Saga.

©1996 Orson Scott Card (P)2004 Audio Renaissance

What the critics say

"This is a worthy ending to what might be styled a saga of the ethical evolution of humanity, a concept seldom attempted before and never realized with the success Card achieves here." (Booklist)

"Card's prose is powerful." (Publishers Weekly)

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I really liked it

I really enjoyed it, it was very interesting and it has a good story one thing I thought they where going to do but they didn’t was I thought they where going to right the 4 book after “the life of human” about Jane

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beautiful story loved it.

the whole series is very depth and interesting. Great writer. bravo. voices were great too . have queen voice is my favorite.

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Never disappointed

Can’t get enough of the ender verse!
Thanks Orson Scott,
P.s.
Never stop lol your the best

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Very annoying narration ruined excellent story

Such a shame. Even though there was a few female narrators, some female voices were spoken by a whiny nasal male. That voice was difficult to listen to representing a man, what to speak of women. It ruined a wonderful story, The philosophy was interesting and deep. Why ruin it with frantic, whiny, rough voices. I really hope these last few books are redone with pleasing narration.

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Wonderful Ending

I know this is not the end of all the compilation of books but it is a great ending to the Ender saga. Brought to a beautiful end for his story. Can't wait to see what's next!

Production with the multiple voice overs was nice to listen to.

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Great Read

Wasn't my favorite so far, hoping for more from the next. Very good though, a lot of philosophy.

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I enjoyed it!

This is a good book to finalize the series.

Good Read, Good writing. Read the previous books first or you will be confuse.

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