I would recommend this, though I read this after a couple epic fantasy series and I think this could have been longer. I wasn't so impressed that I want to go on to the next book immediately, but probably eventually.
The best part of the book was the sibling relationships. I found it very curious that the parents were so dispensable to the children, I suppose that makes sense since the children were geniuses and wouldn't depend on parents as much.
I havent heard these narrators before, they're tolerable.
I was good with several sittings.
I liked it more while reading it than I do thinking about it. I think if the short books were combined, it might be more satisfying.
I loved this story and this audiobook. The narration was great and the story was fantastic. I did not want to stop listening. Ender's voyage from small, frightened boy to potential savior of humanity is absolutely addictive and fascinating. This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to.
I was a bit skeptical about this book, not being a huge sci-fi fan, but as my first audible book it got me hooked on the whole audible experience. Well worth my first credit. It's nice (but rare) to be pleasnatly surprised!
Galactic war games
Andrew Wiggin. Its his game and I was happy just watching from the stands
I enjoyed when Ender puts Bernard in his place with some help from "God"
This is one of my favorite audiobooks. Outstanding story and enjoyable performance. I listen to this a couple times a year.
I would recommend this audiobook. The storyline is compelling and the performance is the best I have heard.
I am currently listening to the sequel, Speaker for the Dead, and their performance is just as wonderful.
Audible is the balm for an itch I can't scratch that sits right between my ears.
I'd somehow not heard of Enders's Game until a recent pod cast hinted at an upcoming film version being developed. I thought I would check and see if I could find it on audible and I am thankful I did.
I enjoyed the journey with Ender from earth to battle school and beyond, the story was compelling and progressed at a satisfying rate. The ideas both scientific and political show no signs of age, one could be forgiven for thinking the story was written two years ago rather than twenty. There where some enjoyable twists to the tale, and even the ones I could see coming where thrilling when revealed.
The narration was pleasant to listen to, both Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison easy to understand in terms of clear language and character definition.
I look forward to listening to further titles in this and it's pin off series.
There's not much I can say about this iconic work that hasn't already been said. I liked it more than I expected, and found myself quickly drawn in. The story moved well, and though the narrator has some peculiarities in delivery that I found odd at first, as the story progressed I found they added to the experience. The characters develop well, and the storylines going back and forth between Ender and Val, with the interspersed dialogues between the military trainers, gave depth and perspective to the story that balanced out the inner narrative in Ender's head.
I born a long time ago and grew up to be who I am today.
The entire production of this was amazing from start to finish. The different voice actors in the "cut scenes" made this feel even more alive.
Orson Scott Card creates a rich but easy to visualize world. Nothing is so technical I fail to understand it, yet everything is so developed I can easily see the future that was created. It's truly hard to stop listening because everything happens so quickly and there is also a reason to come back to this story.
Hmm... I actually like Valentine the most.
I don't think it made me laugh for cry but I did have an emotional connection to this character by the end. I felt I'd gone on this journey with Ender so I can't help but feel a part of his world.
I know it was written 20 years ago, and what amazes me is how nothing seemed "over done" and I couldn't say "I've seen this before." There are always tropes you find in every story be it the modest pretty girl or overly nice guy who turns out bad - things like this don't really show up in the story. It just amazed me that a book written so long ago was still managed to surprise me from time to time.