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.
The journey Ender takes through the book.
The battles that Ender fights in the battle room and how he masters the skills he needs to run his own army.
Could not wait to get to the next part of the book to see what was going to happen.
Ender's Game is an entertaining 'listen' and an even better read! OSC is an amazing author who truly knows how to pull you in and not let you go!
I'm a 31 year old software guy with a degree in History with 3 hour round trip commute to work every day... You know I'm listening to as many books as I can! :)
YES! I read this book in high school. I really think it's just a great book. You like the hunger games???... take a look at the original!
I really like them all.
I was looking for a book in the same vein as Swan Song, Hunger Games and Dune and the reviews of this story seem to fit the bill. It was an easy listend and kept me finding ways to listen, housework, driving gardening etc.
Once again it was the futuristic aspect that I enjoyed and also the concept that good over comes evil and then to find there is a twist at the end...
This book hits near my top 10 audiobooks of all time!
It has a little "Lord of the Flies" flare to it when looking at the psychological aspect. Also, boys will be boys.
Mcgrath was spot on perfect!
You definitely have moments where you hate Ender's enemies and you cheer when justice has been dealt.
Great book! Wonderful listen when you need a get-away from this busy world!
I have listened to about 30 audio book and this book would rank about 8-10. If you take away the Star Wars series I have read then it might hit around 4-5.
I am a Star Wars book fan. The Old Republic series is great. The Fatal Alliance is amazing.
The fate of the universe in the hands of a child
I enjoyed the novel very much. Ender is a great character and Card really puts you inside his head and you get to know Ender very well. If you like Sci Fi novels this is a must read. The sequel to Ender's Game is also a great book.