Yes - as Card notes in his special edition interview, his writing is very theatrical and is meant to be read aloud. The narrators are particularly good so the sum total is quite spectacular.
Twists and turns, turns and twists. The book essentially revolves around the utilitarian dilemma: the moral ambiguity of defiling another's innocence for the greater good.
I had seen this book being pushed and expected to be disappointed.
However, it is outstanding. One of the best Science Fiction books I have read in a very long time.
Highly original ideas and concepts here. Excellent performance in the audio performance.
Wholly recommended as is Ender's shadow.
Yes i love this story i have read it 6 times and now once on audible
The narrator was a weird choice for me since the book is about little kids. He has a very manly voice so when he was talking as the characters it was a little weird for me
I am not new to audiobooks, however, I am new to Orson Scott Card and Audible - I found this to be a wonderful first listen. I thought the narration was wonderful and the story was very good as well. A thought-provoking read that is well-paced and keeps you engaged the entire time as you are introduced to Ender.
Enjoyed the book a lot. Listened to it in almost one sitting. I'd never read it before just recently and heard great things about it, and they were true.
How the story came together
the military sci-fi aspect
Dont remember anything bad at all
Neither. It makes you think
I'd only recommend it to sci-fi fanatics--don't know too many of those.
Orson Scott Card needs to clean up his potty mouth. Having a child as a protagonist makes this pretty much a kids' book. Also, I know it's a matter of opinion, but there were a couple of pretty eery parts about Ender's brother and his evil genius being put to use in torturing squirrels, etc. It makes one wonder how the author contrived something like that. Creepy! Likewise, did Card really need to have Ender brutally kill a couple of kids? A little too violent for my taste.
I liked their varying accents and depth of emotion portrayed.
Kinda. I wanted to know why it had received a lot of attention.
I would definitely listen to Ender's Game again. It was a great story. I raced through it the first time that I'd like to go back and listen to it with more attention to certain plot lines.
I loved that while these were brilliant children they were still children. I have a son around the same age as Ender at the beginning of the novel and imagining him in the battle school was scary but intriguing. It certainly brought me into the story very quickly.
I like the scenes when he's besting the others even though he and his squad are the underdogs.
Absolutely! I listen to audiobooks in the car and would find myself lingering in the driveway until I could finish a particular scene.
Great book! An interesting ending. I think this is great for adults and younger readers. There is mature content with the violence.
I have a very solitary job, so I have quite a few hours to listen to books every week. I try to rate this books fairly, as I hate the 1 star or 5 star trend. 5 stars shall be reserved for the best of the best. 3 stars is still a good book to me.
While a strong book from the start, this book really starts to take off around the midpoint.
All of the characters are fully fleshed, and the performances are magnificent.
Absolutely, I did it in two. One awesome road trip, I hardly noticed the drive.
This book would have done well in any form. The characters are so compelling, they could have carried the story as a fantasy novel, or any other branch of fiction.
Top Ten listen.
Reminds me of Isaac Asimov! Great Sci-Fi that can be relevant to the modern day.
How it relates to modern day sociological and political topics.
One of the best.