I read this book in print 20 years ago and loved it then...and I think I like the audiobook even better. In fact, I found myself on Sunday night looking forward to commuting to work in the morning. I've read a fair amount of sci fi, and this title is an absolute classic in the genre. The main narrator has just the right inflection for a six year old boy going on thirty. All the readers are convincing and the production is seamless...with the exception of the narrator for Ender's sister - I found her voice and intonation completely irritating. All in all, this audiobook is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
In a world where Earth has banded together to fight the alien "Buggers". The future of the human race has only one hope, a boy, named Ender Wiggin. This book is a great read, it has a few exciting parts however it mainly explains the trials of the main character Ender Wiggin. This is a book for those who want to add some adventure to the fields of politics and who want an interesting view on war. Since that is what this book is about; taking over the world and defeating a technologically superior enemy.
Great story. Well read and has the author's comments at the end. I grew up reading Asimov and Heinlien and Clarke and this story matches those masters' stories. Highly Recommend evne if you're not into scifi. When you consider how old the book is and how relevant it is today it's quite amazing.
The powers that be... They chew you up, then spit you out. The end always justifies the means. All you need is one fall guy to make everyone's conscience feel better.
Ender's big mistake was thinking down was the enemy.
I didn't know what to expect of this book going in, so I was very pleasantly surprised. It was recommended on a number of reading lists that I peruse. The storyline is seemingly simple, but draws the listener in immediately. It is very well read (with the exception of one somewhat overdramatic narrator.) I find the books themes have stayed with me for a long time. I am looking forward to listening to the sequel!