I've already purchased this as a gift for one friend and recommended it to another. The production is very well done but the story is superb.
The character development and storyline combined with the great production led to fantastic mental imagery.
I laughed out loud a couple of time, winced often, and even cheered once.
Highly recommend. It's a great listen.
great story line
went well with story
it will be hard to find another read as good as this one...
haven't finished this book on audio yet, but it follows the actual book that I can easily say this book is wonderful and I understand why the Marines encourage their personnel to read it. driving for long distances makes it hard to read sometimes and being able to hear this book on audible is great. the narrators are amazing and bring the story to life without making it into a movie (which I would go see if they did).
I read this series when I was 11 years old and I loved it and I am glad that I discovered this series again. I can see why Ender's Game won Nebula and Hugo Awards, the story shows that how can humanity can lose it moral compass when it threaten. (the end justified the mean)
This is easily one of my favorite reads. I read it then bought the audio book
And the performances were great. I've listen to this book countless times and I never get tired of it. Enders wiggins carries the weight of human salvation on his shoulders and you can't help but feel for him as he is pushed beyond the limits of a normal person, only he is just a child but he never is given the chance to be one. This book does not disappoint and I can't recommend it enough!
I don't know who the female narrator is who begins reading the Valentine scenes in Part 1 (Kate Reading, maybe?), but all I can say is, thank goodness I have a Kindle. I love this book, and am loathe to ruin it with her whiney, melodramatic, very un-Valentine portrayal. Which is unfortunate, because the other dramatized narration by Rudnicki and Ellison is fantastic and really pulled me into this exciting story.
The use of several voices bring this story to life. This futuristic story appeals to boys and girls, both young and old. The level of intelligence of the characters cause you to forget they are children and you truly are drawn into the world of the Bugger Wars and Ender's mind.
A good audiobook is like a fine wine. Priceless...
Really enjoyed this audiobook. My all time favourite sci-fi audiobook is Dune but this definitely comes close.
I'm just an ordinary average guy.
I'm a fan of old school science fiction (Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein), so I'm usually reluctant to try newer authors. However, when I listened to Ender's Game, I was simply blown away. It wasn't just that the characters were endearing and that the story was engaging, but that the science was never so bad that it made me roll my eyes. I could listen to this 10 times and not get tired of it. Overall, I have to say that as far as entertainment value goes, this work of science fiction outdoes any Asimov, Clarke or Heinlein novel for me. It's not as philosophically strong as the best work of those three, but it does have plenty of food for thought. I highly recommend it.
I first read this book in High School. Throughout the years I have listed to this book many times since it is one of my favorites. The story is great and its all viewed from the point of view of Ender. If you have not read this book, do so and then read/ listen to Ender's Shadow, the book about Bean Enders 2nd in command. These 2 books go well together. I have recommended this book many times to friends and I now recommend it to you.