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Synopsis

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.



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Book Reviews

Speaker for the Dead
Average rating
4.3 / 5
Better than Ender's Game
October 7th, 2015
This is one of my favorite books in the series. It takes the ideas, and concepts of Ender's Game opens up at the end of the book, and fully explores the implications of how society treats the "other". Brilliant and captivating, and certainly thought provoking.
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Speaker for the dead
July 30th, 2015
I could not put it down without hinking about it!! it was totaly exeptional and I loved it do much!!
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Emotional Rollercoaster
June 1st, 2015
Get deep into the mind of the Speaker, feel the emotions of a village as you take this unlikely and mysterious adventure.
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Applause to Card
May 26th, 2015
composing a story brimming with compassion and intelligence cementing once again the credibility of his profound skill. I am excited to read "Xenocide"
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Better then the first book.
April 15th, 2015
I have to disagree with some of the previewers here. This is an outstanding book so much better than the first and I liked the first. I am so pumped to read the next. Not often that the sequel is better than the original. As a biologist I loved Dune and this is right up there with the best SF.
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1 review
So - so
February 4th, 2014
So-so moving at times and trite or childish at others
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Unexpectedly beautiful
January 23rd, 2014
Wonderful follow up the Ender's Game. Not at all what I expected, but pleasantly surprised.
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Ender continues
January 6th, 2014
More wordy and convoluted, Enders story continues as Card gives us a facinating look at people struggling to make their lives make sense while living with aliens in an alien world.
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Speaker for the Dead
December 29th, 2013
I read this book in one day! I couldn't put it down! It touched something in my soul. Great writing.
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My review
December 22nd, 2013
This book was well written, not as action pactted and full as the Enders Game but definitly a great book and worth reading. Kept me wanting nore just like the first of this series and i will definitely keep reading this series
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One of the best series out there
November 18th, 2013
Full of hope, sorrow, harsh truth. A beautiful story
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Speaker for the Dead
November 16th, 2013
Wonderful story with all the elements of what real humanity means A must read for all.
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Worth the Effort
November 4th, 2013
A good read. For anyone who enjoyed Ender's Game this book is a decent follow-up. Don't be fooled by the seemingly slow start, this one takes a few chapters to really get going, but once it does it is as hard to put down as its predecessor.
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Worth the Effort
November 4th, 2013
A good read. For anyone who enjoyed Ender's Game this book is a decent follow-up. Don't be fooled by the seemingly slow start, this one takes a few chapters to really get going, but once it does it is as hard to put down as its predecessor.
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Not juvenile fiction
October 27th, 2013
It is an injustice to Card's achievement in this series that it has somehow been categorized as juvenile fiction. The stories he tells, and the mastery with which he tells them belong rather in the company of Asimov and Tolkein. The former for intellect, and the latter for sheer ingenuity.
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Good
September 29th, 2013
I thought enders game was fantastic; this book is not as fresh and the philosophy is a little thickly laid. However there are good characters and a good story. I enjoyed this book.
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great read
April 3rd, 2013
Awesome book, although not as good as Enders Game
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Lives up to expectations
March 27th, 2013
I had very high hopes for this book after I read Ender's Game. And I was not disappointed.
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