There's not much I can say about this iconic work that hasn't already been said. I liked it more than I expected, and found myself quickly drawn in. The story moved well, and though the narrator has some peculiarities in delivery that I found odd at first, as the story progressed I found they added to the experience. The characters develop well, and the storylines going back and forth between Ender and Val, with the interspersed dialogues between the military trainers, gave depth and perspective to the story that balanced out the inner narrative in Ender's head.
I born a long time ago and grew up to be who I am today.
The entire production of this was amazing from start to finish. The different voice actors in the "cut scenes" made this feel even more alive.
Orson Scott Card creates a rich but easy to visualize world. Nothing is so technical I fail to understand it, yet everything is so developed I can easily see the future that was created. It's truly hard to stop listening because everything happens so quickly and there is also a reason to come back to this story.
Hmm... I actually like Valentine the most.
I don't think it made me laugh for cry but I did have an emotional connection to this character by the end. I felt I'd gone on this journey with Ender so I can't help but feel a part of his world.
I know it was written 20 years ago, and what amazes me is how nothing seemed "over done" and I couldn't say "I've seen this before." There are always tropes you find in every story be it the modest pretty girl or overly nice guy who turns out bad - things like this don't really show up in the story. It just amazed me that a book written so long ago was still managed to surprise me from time to time.
Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.
Absolutely, I already have to several. It's a masterpiece of literature, and should be treated as such.
The look at how even the best and brightest can still be completely stupid.
The banter between the characters.
Can't tell you without spoiling the story.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I didn't plan to enjoy this book. I am a high school principal and I listened to the book because some of our students were reading it and I wanted to be able to join them in discussions. I thought it would be just "ok," but I was pleasantly surprised when I enjoyed it as much as I did. The story is interesting and thought-provoking. Sometimes it's surprising, and other times it's shocking. It will cause you to think about much--our world of technology and its impact in our lives, expectations society puts on individuals or groups, the impact of fierce pressure. I am so glad I chose to listen to this books, and I thoroughly enjoyed the discussions with my students!
Orson Scott Card at his best. While I enjoy many of his novels and novels of the same genre, I have yet to find as well crafted a character work as Ender's Game. I will often re-read this book and find it fulfilling each and every time. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Mistborn, and Game of Thrones, I suggest you read Ender's Game.
I read this book shortly after it was published and thoroughly loved it. When I found it on Audible I added it to my wish list, but took awhile to get around to it, being a little funny about most modern science fiction audiobooks. Well, what a surprise! The story is of course original, exciting and pretty much all ways exceptional. The audiobook rendition is extraordinary! Kudos to the narrators on this one. It rivals the likes of Dune (another literary and audio favorite of mine) which is saying a lot! I just listened too it for a second time and am now onto the Speaker for the Dead where I am already not to be disappointed.
This audiobook will appeal to the SciFi nut and the run of the mill general fiction fan, it has the qualities and entertainment to suite many! Don't hesitate to buy this book [I would personally guarantee, but I can't buy the book from you ;-)]!.
Having read a paper copy of the book a couple times I wanted to listen to it in this format. I enjoy this story and have read many of the books in the series. I think being able to experience it in audible form allowed me to revisit the story again.
I listen to audiobooks on my 2 hour commute to work every day. Favourite authors include Michael Connelly, Stephen King, and D J Molle
A perfectly executed story and audiobook. It deserves its place as a science fiction masterpiece.
I really enjoyed the overall performance of this audio book. Having purchased and listened to several books already, i enjoyed the voices, the speed, the intonations, the amount of characters speaking, and the story line.
I enjoyed the character of Ender. I loved his innocence and his thoughtfulness. I enjoyed how he overcame obstacles. I admired his intelligence.
I listened to this book while driving and also while running on the treadmill and the elliptical machines. I actually didn't want to listen to this book all at once. I wanted to savor it and take my time hearing the story and pondering the meanings. But yes, had i the time, i would have listened to it constantly.
I really enjoyed Ender's Game, and I will listen to it again. OSC writes with passion and depth. If you let him, he can bring a tear to your eye, not for saddness, but for the realization of the story Great plot, well written, good characters. You love them, you miss them, you hate them. Well done!