I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co
This book was a stretch from my usual genre but at the suggestion from my boyfriend, I read it.. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the narration was perfect for the story
The story started a little slow but well worth the wait. Great story and I really enjoyed the reader.
I downloaded Ender's Game because I am a fan of Asa Butterfield - when the news of his starring role in this film broke, I decided to check out the book. Lots and lots of positive reviews, from readers and listeners - many saying it was their fave book of all time, so it was a no-brainer to go ahead and get it, and I was sucked in from the "first page".
Slightly, but not majorly spoilery, so read ahead at your own risk.
There are a couple of areas where I had to suspend disbelief. Six year old children have remarkably adult thought processes in this tale - that is the one thing that continues to stick in my craw. And for one hundred years in the future,the much of the technology is still very "90s". But, I nitpick, still quite an engaging story.
I REALLY wish there was more information on the narrators, as there seem to be at least 4, and only two are listed here, or anywhere else out on "the nets" for that matter. I wish I knew which character(s) Ellison read. The female narrator is very good, and I would not have minded at all if she had read the whole thing. I prefer her cadence to Rudnicki's. I don't know if it is by design or by birth, but Stefan Rudnicki often displays a tinge of a sharp NY/Brooklyn accent that I find distracting.
But still and all, a great piece of story-telling. I will continue on with the series, and look forward to the film.
If you are at all concerned about this book feeling dated dont fret! I had my reservations and let this book sit in my wist list for nearly six months. I just listed through the whole thing in a few days and am pleased to say that it lives up to all the hype.
I would recommend that any science fiction fans read this book. It is a classic work that speaks to today's audience as loudly as it did back int he 80's. I chose to listen to the audio version of this book and it was performed extremely well. Card suggests that his book is best read aloud and the work put into the twentieth anniversary audio edition proves him right. Ender's Game has quickly become one of my all time favorite works of fiction.
Storyline is absolutely unique, Do not hesitate and click buy...
Come back and thank me later...
There is no other book to compare it to. I wish I had read it earlier...
The postscript by the author gives a very insightful glance into the making of. I loved it!
Ab so lu te ly.
Buy the special anniversary edition, including authors postscript!
The film is in the making, but as the author self says in the postscript, this will be a very difficult film to make.
I would not know I did not read the print version
Of course ender is the one character who wins everyone heart but Petra is my favorite because she needs everyone to believe she is so tough and she really has a heart of gold.
my favorite scene is when Ender enters the shuttle to go to battle school.
At almost the end of the book when Ender tells his crew that he no longer wants to be their commander.
Listening to this one book turned three teenage boys, my son, my newphew and a co workers son into avid listeners.
I would definitely listen to Ender's Game again sometime. The voice acting on this edition is excellent. The story is compelling to all ages.
Ender's Game is all memorable! The setting Card creates, the characters, the events that lead to the climax of the story. All are rare and wonderful!
The main readers cause the characters to come alive and help the listener get the full experience of the story.
A Little Child Shall Lead Them
Rarely do I feel a book is a must read. This is one!
Brilliant, space, reality
This is not a normal story. No love story and not trying to be smart. It is a smart book! I think it is smart by making the characters do really smart things but no unrealistic and it gives the readers full information. Everything becomes very clean simple and elegant. It doesn't try to complicate anything.
They read the book in a way that made you think about the story and not that someone was reading. No anoying voices and all was very clear.
The final test and one particular moment: when main character (Ender) fought a bully without confronting him. I thought that was really smart and a fantastic way of dealing with the situation.
Performance was top-notch. Their voices let you know exactly who is speaking, no need for "he said, she said". Many different readers and actors use expressive dialog, which gives more meaning and understanding than the text alone.
The story was incredible. In many ways, this book is better than Dune, 1984 or Brave New World because of the philosophy and world view inside of it. There's a hope for humanity and the idea of a meritocracy, plus a salvation angle.. while still exploring human evil, perversion, and envy in depth.
There's many surprises, and elements of pure imagination at its best.