The very cool plot twist.
I agree with the author in that this was a story best done as an audio book.
dyslexics with a heightened power of listening
The arthur claims that his writing style is made to be listened to, and oh baby was he right! I would have to say that the audio version was better then the print. Plus my reading is terrible so I alway think the print is less appealing.
The boys thought process. ( Sherlock Holmes ish ) I spent the whole week over annualizing everything.
These two know how to narrate, and in my opinion the most importent part is the narraters. they were fantastic and did a great job with al the voices and expressions.
The Enemy's Gate Is Down ( cope out there is already a movie :P )
If you like this book an you will, you need to check out Enders Shadow, I would say even better. You might be asking yourself, why would i wanna "read" a book that is in the same timeline and repets some of the same story plots. well I "read" both in the same week and the small amount of repetition is necessary and not annoying.
I'm late to the game reading this series. A friend's son lent them to me and I only needed the first one to tell me I wanted to own them all. I'm now in the middle of the Shadow series which is equally good. The performances are easily the best of any series. These narrators are true professionals.
I did not really have a favorite.
They are absolutely the best! There are no better!
Absolutely, but impossible to do. I listen on my to and from commutes. Many nights I wished I had the paper copies.
I'm glad to have The Shadow Series to continue this amazing story!
Ender's game grabs you at the beginning and holds you right to the end and leaves you wanting more.
I loved the fast pace of the story, the interaction of the characters and the battle of wits.
They brought the book to life.
The Ender and his group became as familiar to me as old friends.
I came to Ender's Game through another book by Orson Scott Card called The Gate. I enjoyed the writing style and the imagination of this author and looked for more works by him. Now, I have read several works by him and enjoyed all of them tremendously.
The book sucked me in and I was loving every minute of it.
Ender Wiggin was my favorite character because... I can't put it in words... He is amazing.
Great voices and really made me believe every minute of it.
The fate of humankind rests on the shoulders of a child...
Thoughtful, Unexpected, Unique
I have a hard time thinking of another book to compare it to. Perhaps I could see some similarities in Hunger Games, where a youth is highlighted and expected to perform very adult tasks as a means to an end that they may not agree with.
I very much enjoyed the descriptions of the practices in the weightless room. I could fully imagine the scene as described and see it in my mind's eye.
Engrossed in a game of worlds, a young boy finds himself among heroes.
My sons (aged 14 and 12) and I were fascinated by the story - the characters are engaging, and the plot makes many unexpected twists. The book speaks about moral dilemmas and human nature in a refreshingly non-simplistic way. The readers' voices, which at first seemed flat and dry to us, grow on you; quickly they become the most appropriate ones for the story.
I gave this a try from all of the raving reviews. I guess I have learned my lesson. I thought I was getting a fun sci-fi fantasy something or other. I don't really know what that was.
I am not a negative person, so I'll just say it wasn't for me.