No I think the audio version was good.
Yes there were certain part where I didnt want to stop listening.
Smart, Awesome, And Witty
Spoiler won't say
The Guy was great!!!! and the Women was ok but kind of annoying how she did everyone but Valentines voice.
Watch This Film!!!!
I am a very picky audible acount user if you saw the amount I tried to return stuff you would believe me that this is a solid book and way more than I was expecting.
Ender's Game is an interesting story about super smart kids in an adult world. I let my teenager listen but not my younger kids. It's not really a children's book. Ender is taken to a battle school where he excels in all the training and has a hard time socially because of it. This is definitely an underdog story. It also raises a lot of ethical questions that are good discussion points. If this were a movie it would probably be rated R because there is a lot of graphic violence, some nudity and some cussing. I believe a movie is being made and I hope they take out the words and nudity because the story is a good story and I think my kids would like to see it.
While I'm sure I'll be first in line to see Hollywood's version (due out in November 2013), there is no way a movie can capture the intrigue and vital inner monologue that is so important to this book. I first read it in paperback probably 20 years ago and found it original, thought-provoking and entertaining. On a whim I decided to re-visit it, and I'm so glad I did! With the benefit of an advanced degree in security studies and a subsequent decade studying military leadership theory and security strategy, I can see so much more in Card's writing than I did as a teenager, virtually oblivious to the larger themes in this story. It is by no means a philosophical work; there is no mention of Hobbes, Thucydides, Machiavelli or Clausewitz, nor even discussion of any major academic ideas. Ender's Game can be enjoyed simply for its entertainment value, however it is addresses questions of politics, philosophy, ethics, anthropology, international relations, leadership, security strategy and military tactics in ways that are interesting to both young people and not-so-young-anymore adults.
It's worth pointing out that Card published this book in 1985, before lay-people had ever even heard of the internet as a theory, never mind a ubiquitous element of daily life. Not only did he predict the emergence and relevance of "nets" and interactive "desks" (which came to fruition in the form of the internet, laptops, tablets and smartphones), but he understood the how these media would become salient parts of our political and cultural spaces and moreover how their inherent anonymity would make them (and us) vulnerable to exploitation by those who wish to hide their identities or their true agendas.
My assessment of the performance is mixed. There are multiple narrators, particular to the characters, and I'm not sure who did what. Whoever voiced Ender, Col Graff and Mazer Rackham did an amazing job. Major Anderson and some of the other adults and students were not nearly as believable. The woman who portrays Valentine Wiggin (I hope it wasn't Card's daughter!) had a very pleasant voice, but was relentlessly singsongy, pleading, and strangely breathless. It was just too much emotion--and always whiny emotion--all the time.
I'd definitely recommend this to a friend; but, I'd have to add that it would take some work to ignore parts of the narration.
While there are several standout characters in the book, Ender's sister.
Both narrators were too deadpan.
Yes because the production was absolutely awesome. I believe there were a couple of narrators but you lose track of them and immerse in the story.
Ender as a super smart kid.
Probably dramatic effect.
It made me laugh in a lot of places.
Addicted to Audible.
I would not listen to Ender's Game again because I like to hear other new stories and books.
The ending of Ender's Game was surprising. I think the very conclusion was not polished and was rushed to give the reader or listener some answers which Mr. Card would later make more books. Many of the comments about his other books give me concern..
such as broken timelines and recommendations to not read the books in the order in which Mr. Card wrote them. Some readers stated that the books felt like short stories put together.
My favorite scene was not the conclusion to the formic wars (I will not go in depth on that because it would ruin it) but on Ender dealing with the constant unfair treatment at the battle school and his ability to lead "Dragon" to victories even in the face of overwhelming odds.
When Ender went back to Earth and talked with his Sister.
I'm very hesitant to read anymore of his books. People seem to like them but what I see seems too disappointing. I'm not going to read to find out what happens like seeking answers I want to be entertained not disappointed because the author can't do as well as he did the first time...
This used to be a short story that the writer later turned into a novel. There's a nice little epilogue about all this in the audio book that I liked.
For me Ender's Game was a novel I simply missed as a child and never quite got to reading it even after owning it for quite some time. I did now, can't remember what brought me into it, but I'm maybe past this book either by age or perhaps it just wasn't up to my expectations. It's not bad, not at all, and the performance from the readers was delightfully good.
I guess what I didn't like about this book was that the main characters are child. Ender is 11 at the end of the book and yet his thoughts and what he says are adult stuff. I'm not sure if this is because the book was somehow aimed towards children (?) or why the author decided to make the age that low, although he explains in the epilogue that this was partially because he thinks no 16 year old takes any input from adults anymore, which would make the plot not work. He has a point but it kind of makes it even more difficult to accept as it is.
If you put the age issue aside, it's a good read. It's something I'll probably give my child for a reading later on, but I secretly hope they'll like Asimov better ;)
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.