I chose this audiobook at the recommendation of a very close friend. He recommended it highly as one of his favorite books, so when I was looking for something to bring with me to listen to on a 7 hour drive to a friend's wedding, I was happy to see this was available.
The narrator was good, but I agree with the reviewer who said "why does every 'character' voice have to have a New York accent?" Surely he could have branched out a little more.
Otherwise, I have no complaints, and I look forward to expanding my collection with more of the series.
I enjoyed reading/listening to Ender's Game. The story is fast paced and original. The narrators are pleasant to listen to.
At the end of the book I did not feel having read one of the best sci fi books out there. The story only focuses on the kid Ender, while I prefer much bigger and epic stories about new worlds and societies.
Ender's Game is a good read, but did not leave me in awe like some stories do.
I exedently started on part 2...
And I loved the story :D
So now i'm racking my head, Because the story was fantastic!
Seeing as how this book is great even with 6 hours missing, Says allot!
I liked the character development and the complexity around Ender. I thought that it was going to be something of a kids book, but it was not
Books like this make it easy to enjoy science-fiction. Great characters, great plot, great storytelling. I'm not sure how he did it, but describing the tactics and 'game' of the battle school, Card made it come to life in my head.
Narration was excellent!
Author interview at the end is pretty good. Will have to read the Foundation series by Asimov next, based on Card's review of it. I like it when the author seems like a down-to-earth kind of guy.
Although I've listened to numerous Audible selections, I've never felt more compelled to write a positive review. All I can say is...well done...well done. A credit well spent!
The best audio book I've listened to. Well written story, wonderful characters and excellent pace. Narration is exceptional. The multiple voices/accents contribute to the great storytelling.
I took the advice of all you readers and bought this book and it is amazing. I am hooked, but I need some help - Will someone please post the order in which these books should be read - I just finished Ender's Game.
rage against the machine
Even if you only like sci-fi a bit this title is a must listen. A great beginning; to arguably the best series. Even though the topic is about children this story is for all ages.
Not sure how I never knew about this book, until a friend referred it to me last year. This is a fantastic book. I listened to it with my teenage son, who loved it also. We've listened to the next 2 books in the series and are now on Ender in Exile. It's a great book for any age.