I'm a 31 year old software guy with a degree in History with 3 hour round trip commute to work every day... You know I'm listening to as many books as I can! :)
YES! I read this book in high school. I really think it's just a great book. You like the hunger games???... take a look at the original!
I really like them all.
I was looking for a book in the same vein as Swan Song, Hunger Games and Dune and the reviews of this story seem to fit the bill. It was an easy listend and kept me finding ways to listen, housework, driving gardening etc.
Once again it was the futuristic aspect that I enjoyed and also the concept that good over comes evil and then to find there is a twist at the end...
This book hits near my top 10 audiobooks of all time!
It has a little "Lord of the Flies" flare to it when looking at the psychological aspect. Also, boys will be boys.
Mcgrath was spot on perfect!
You definitely have moments where you hate Ender's enemies and you cheer when justice has been dealt.
Great book! Wonderful listen when you need a get-away from this busy world!
I have listened to about 30 audio book and this book would rank about 8-10. If you take away the Star Wars series I have read then it might hit around 4-5.
I am a Star Wars book fan. The Old Republic series is great. The Fatal Alliance is amazing.
The fate of the universe in the hands of a child
I enjoyed the novel very much. Ender is a great character and Card really puts you inside his head and you get to know Ender very well. If you like Sci Fi novels this is a must read. The sequel to Ender's Game is also a great book.
This was a book that used science fiction and a futuristic battle school to set the stage for a heart-warming story of courage and perseverance. The contrast was incredible, the readers were Oscar-award winning actors for all I could tell, and every moment was captivating due to that.
Ender's first experience as commander.... pretty awesome.
Everything about the performance of the voice actors was incredible. They were truly invested in making the story memorable for the readers/listeners.
Love is a Battlefield.
Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" is brilliant. The characters, the plot, the language, all of it is executed with perfection. I listened to two different performances of this story and was very impressed with this version. The readers made an already capturing story more engaging.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Very entertaining, very thought provoking. Written well and flows well. This edition is well narrated. One of my top 10 books.
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Ender Wiggin. Fascinating transformation from quiet genius to Battle Commander
The battle room
This book has a reserved spot on my ipod. I can listen to this book any time. The performance is excellent.
I enjoy, epic and modern fantasy, science fiction, business, historical mystery, and technology books. Fav. series: Game of Thrones, Vampire Earth, Dresden, Iron Druid, Falco mysteries, Chris Anderson titles, Peaceful Warrior, and the Way of Kings (and more, of course;)
A superb story about a boy who is manipulated/ guided by the adults around him into being (hopefully) the savior of the planet from an invading race of aliens. Earth has twice been invaded and barely survived, and now is training its youth to form the best gallactic battle force it can to defend against a third attack. Ender is tagged as the future general, and the story poses some interesting questions about the limits to the price victory, and about knowing your enemy.
Great character development, and an exciting story for teens and adults alike. The narration cast is fantastic, and bring real depth to the story. This is a story that I think is better narrated, than on the page. I strongly recommend Ender's Shadow next.
I really enjoyed the occasional in character first person narrations we got to hear from Graff and some of the other teachers and Fleet personnel.
A book I've enjoyed for years and keep getting out again, this was a great way to enjoy it another time, and perfect for a long road trip.
It was fun remembering all the characters and meeting them again as Ender does.
Humanity needs its Hero for the Third Bugger War