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!
So - Ender has been in our Universe for 20 years. He continues to capture the imagination and heart of his readers with the immensity of his achievements and the tragedy of the price he pays. He will always be that 6 year old boy, the 3rd, born solely for the purpose of being assessed when the 1st and 2nd's didn't come up to scratch. Such a little boy with such a big heart and soul; and mind.
Indeed, Ender is such a real character that as a reader I can easily overlook the phenomenal mind that created him. Because Ender is only a character, the genius of the book has to be the author, Orson Scott Card, who in the 2 decades since Ender's conception has gone on to create and entire universe, an Enderverse, around him and the people and creatures he comes across.
In the Enderverse, all understanding and belief about The World has to be suspended - how did OSC manage to make it all so believable and realistic? The great mind is that of the author, but he very skilfully hides himself behind his masterpiece - Andrew/Ender Wiggin.
Excellent science fiction and fantasy. Can be appreciated by all ages from about 10 years to forever....To never have read about Ender will make your life less complete!
I just discovered Ender's Game this year and it is now one of my all time favorites. I've recommended it to friends and family.
It's very entertaining and inspiring, especially the portions of the book dealing with leadership and strategy.
I haven't read the printed portion but I thought the performance on the audio book was great and enhanced the story. Some narrators I've listened to in the past have come across as annoying but I didn't find that to be the case with Ender's Game.
This one is definitely a classic and I look forward to reading the other books in this series.