If you like Isaac Asimov and Madeline L'engle you will love Orson Scott Card.
I couldn't turn it off, and because it is audio, I didn't have to put the book down to go do chores so I still got everything done while devouring the book in two days!
Audio book nut!
After the book was recommended to me by a friend, I was hesitant at first but experiencing this book in audio form is a must! The narration by Stefan Rudnicki is captivating and immersive beyond imagination. I found myself lost in the story from page one; not being able to stop, listening long into the night, hooked on every word. This book was what I expected and so much more! It is so much more than just a sci-fi novel, it a triumphant story of hardship and overcoming life’s gruelling obstacles.
Gender’s Game isn’t just for hard sci-fi nuts; it’s for everybody! Everybody who is looking for a captivating and exciting story is up for a fantastic journey.
Depends on the friend. It would have to be someone who reads/listens to a lot of books, because this wouldn't be my first recommendation for someone, but for anyone who is looking for something light it is not a bad way to spend some time.
Most interesting: a bunch of kids having to be adult really fast (due to war and violence), but still negotiating being kids. Least interesting: maybe because it was written some time ago, but the characters were kind of stale and predictable.
Any fool can know something the point is to understand!
I thought the story was engaging and the presentation excellent. Do not know how I missed this one on my SciFi list and would tell anyone that enjoys the genera to add this one as soon as they can. Authors notes and experiences were also excellent in this 20th anniversary edition and look forward to the film production.
Yes, though this is one of my favorite books the performance by the two speakers blew me away. You'll be hooked after just 30 seconds.
I would compare this book to Old Man's War. They both take people who would seemingly be useless in a real war and have them fight on humanity's behalf against an alien threat.
I wouldn't want to ruin it for you.
I finished this audio book in a 24 hour period...so yes!
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!