I read the original paperback about 20 years ago and enjoyed listening to it since I only have sight in one eye now its harder to read but I love to listen.
Ender. why you ask, because he is the leader that makes you want to follow.
the commander of the school
no just sad that this could be our future.
Card creates a truly interesting universe and the narrators really bring it to life. The story, while not all that sophisticated, sets up the second in the series wonderfully.
The scenes in the battle school game rooms are done extremely well.
A great story brilliantly told
Bean a great counter point
A realism to some interesting and challenging plot ideas
I was really sad when it ended
Ender's Game is one of the timeless classics of Science Fiction. This incredible book is filled with action, drama, and a great twist at the end. Easily one of my top 10 all-time favorites.
Soldier, Teacher, Student, Avid reader, Writer, Christian, Gamer, Geek, and very demanding of my audio experience.
I would recommend "Ender's Game" to anyone who is a fan of Science Fiction, and especially the Audio book. Listening to this book is by far the best way to experience it.
While the story focuses on a child the subject matter is much deeper than that. It is the perfect setup book for the rest of the series.
Both of the voice actors bring the characters alive, they are consistent in their inflections and tone for each character portrayed. I read the book several years ago, and I believe that I understood more of the story and related better with the characters from the performance, than I ever did from the reading.
It was very hard for me to 'put it down'. I found myself finding excuses to listen to the book instead of reading something else, or listening to music like I normally do.
The narrator's captured Ender's emotional turmoil and moral dilemmas perfectly.
My favorite character had to be Ender's sister. She was patient and kind but also thoughtful and devious.
They were able to personify the characters and reflect the depth of emotion that I would read but never truly understood until voiced aloud.
To some it's a game; to Ender, it's his life
When I first purchased this book I was not sure what to expect. I had heard of Card from a number of friends and after reading this book I can see why he his "Enderverse" has become the cult success that it has. He has created a whole universe comparable to that of Roddenberry's Star Trek with an emotional depth that left me wanting more. I will certainly be purchasing others in the "Enderverse" and I can't wait to see what else I may experience.
Production is one of the finest.
Mix if SiFi and physiology with strong charters.
Mister Card and his virtual children rule again.
It only gets better with Speaker for the Dead.
enders game is awesome and very interesting from start to finish
cool voices and several narator give it almost a episodic quality
i think they already are
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.