Addicted to Audible.
I would not listen to Ender's Game again because I like to hear other new stories and books.
The ending of Ender's Game was surprising. I think the very conclusion was not polished and was rushed to give the reader or listener some answers which Mr. Card would later make more books. Many of the comments about his other books give me concern..
such as broken timelines and recommendations to not read the books in the order in which Mr. Card wrote them. Some readers stated that the books felt like short stories put together.
My favorite scene was not the conclusion to the formic wars (I will not go in depth on that because it would ruin it) but on Ender dealing with the constant unfair treatment at the battle school and his ability to lead "Dragon" to victories even in the face of overwhelming odds.
When Ender went back to Earth and talked with his Sister.
I'm very hesitant to read anymore of his books. People seem to like them but what I see seems too disappointing. I'm not going to read to find out what happens like seeking answers I want to be entertained not disappointed because the author can't do as well as he did the first time...
This used to be a short story that the writer later turned into a novel. There's a nice little epilogue about all this in the audio book that I liked.
For me Ender's Game was a novel I simply missed as a child and never quite got to reading it even after owning it for quite some time. I did now, can't remember what brought me into it, but I'm maybe past this book either by age or perhaps it just wasn't up to my expectations. It's not bad, not at all, and the performance from the readers was delightfully good.
I guess what I didn't like about this book was that the main characters are child. Ender is 11 at the end of the book and yet his thoughts and what he says are adult stuff. I'm not sure if this is because the book was somehow aimed towards children (?) or why the author decided to make the age that low, although he explains in the epilogue that this was partially because he thinks no 16 year old takes any input from adults anymore, which would make the plot not work. He has a point but it kind of makes it even more difficult to accept as it is.
If you put the age issue aside, it's a good read. It's something I'll probably give my child for a reading later on, but I secretly hope they'll like Asimov better ;)
Definately would recommend this. Even for people who are not Sci-Fi fans (I am not) this is an excellent, yeah and even more than excellent book. Written by one of the great authors of our time.
Ender, He is super Bad-A@# as the kids might say.
Surprising ending, good twist, a very satisfying way to end.
Yes. I am truly surprised that a story of a young boy's journey (through space even) could be so memorizing.
Ender becoming a leader even when he was unsure of himself.
Left me wanting more, but the 2nd book disappointed.
Good book if you can't find anything else. Definitely worth a credit.
This is my favorite book of all time. It is such a good read, and I've read it many times. Each time I read it I learn something new. The first time is awesome, the other times, you start to realize little details that OSC has put in the book.
Obviously the end is amazing but Ender's transformation throughout the book is awesome.
The first time is a shock. Read it again after a few years. I read it in Junior High, then again in high school. Now after college I read it again and each time I learn something new, or identify something I learned from school.
This should be a mandatory read in school.
Once you've heard Ender's Game - you will fall into the Enderverse! Great Audio book, best I heard during my short online membership until I heard Speaker of the Dead ... Book 2 is even better!
This book was a pleasure to listen to. This was my first audiobook, and what a great way to start. The characters were very well developed and truly despicable at times. Reminiscent of "Lord of the Flies" in many ways.
Andrew (he calls himself Ender) was the primary character, and the story begins when he is a 7 year old boy. It is amazing what Card describes him as being capable of. The world around him is quite vivid.
No, this was my first audiobook ever.
Beware the Buggers!
Great narration and story.
What I liked best was that no matter what happened to Ender, he maintained his integrity. Don't we all like to think we'd do the same?
There's a depth that's added to a story when the characters are portrayed in a way that makes them endearing, or even hated for that matter. The narration on this was inspired.
Every time poor Ender cried about just wanting to go home.
Sorry I waited so long to listen to this.
Great story and characters. Will have you crying at the end. Fantastic. As good to listen to as it is to read.
Not necessarily. I love reading, and I read this book earlier in the year but wanted to listen to it with my husband, who would NOT read the book. He doesn't want to sit and read, but we travel a lot and I thought this would be a good introduction to the world of audio books. He is HOOKED! He loved the story, and is ready to listen to more. The print version and audio version are both wonderful. The voice actors did an amazing job.
The entire story is great, this is one I will read and listen to multiple times!
The enemy's gate is down, of course!