Yes. Its written so well and the narration is excellent.
The details of the battles.
One of the best readings I've heard. I really like the story, but it was a little slow at times. The interview commentary at the very end is awesome.
Yes. It’s beautiful story that shows all the facets of human nature.
I especially liked the part when Valentine and Peter reach an agreement and start working together to influence the minds of others.
The narrator does a beautiful job in bringing the scenes of the battle school to life.
The most emotional moment for me was when Ender talk to the Bugger queen.
Loved it but had a few reservations. (1) A scenario where the state is all powerful and controls the lives of "ordinary" people is a scare tactic that was unnecessary and (2) that little kids as small as 8 and 10 have the ability to change the world is a little far-fetched. All the same, I enjoyed listening to it and would still recommend it for its interesting take on the future and wars
Ravenous reader. Love audio books. Listen when I'm driving, shopping, lying in bed at night, outside on a beautiful day. I'm indifferent about my t.v. But, I'd suffer without my books.
I would listen to this book again. This is one of those books that I feel I'll pick up more morsels a second time around. Really enjoyed the narration.
Bean. Like a mini version of Ender.
I really liked Stefan's narration, rich voice, good feeling and acting. I didn't like Harlan's narration it reminded me of a bad b movie cop/detective actor.
I just thought it was clever and a lot of fun.
Fun read. Classic.
This book/series has been on my list for a very long time...don't know why it took so long to get to it. I enjoyed this book even though I figured out parts of the "end of the game" long before the title character. However, it wasn't until the final couple of chapters that the whole story came together and parts that I thought were insignificant were actually monumentally important. Great read and one that can be shared and enjoyed by children and adults alike.
worked great together, good pace of reading for this story. other narrators should listen and learn, this is how its done.
quick answer, yes. no. no.
This is a great read. Orson Scott Card created an excellent story and a wonderful cast of characters. You don't want it to end. I am looking forward to listening to the other books in this series
The audio version of Ender's Game was both better and worse than the print version for me.
It was better because it allowed me to get through the story while doing other things like chores or shopping. However, it does not allow you to change the pace of your reading like you can with a print book. You can't really let the dramatic scenes sink in before the story continues or speed up when your anxious to find out what's next.
My favorite character was Ender because he was just really well thought out and portrayed as both an innocent child and a genius at the same time. He was just a really well thought out and layered character that seemed to react to the different situations he was put into in a very real way.
The readers voices really portrayed the characters well and they allowed me to really understand how the characters would sound throughout the story. Additionally, they portrayed the emotions of the characters really well.
This is a phenominal story and performance. It moves along so fast but never feels rushed. I was truely captivated by the story and characters to such a degree that I finished the whole thing in two days then went and bought the second one.
The performance is also great. There are parts where it shifts characters or perspective and the actors make sure you know the change was made. This is one of the best performances I have heard to date.