Thoughtful, Unexpected, Unique
I have a hard time thinking of another book to compare it to. Perhaps I could see some similarities in Hunger Games, where a youth is highlighted and expected to perform very adult tasks as a means to an end that they may not agree with.
I very much enjoyed the descriptions of the practices in the weightless room. I could fully imagine the scene as described and see it in my mind's eye.
Engrossed in a game of worlds, a young boy finds himself among heroes.
My sons (aged 14 and 12) and I were fascinated by the story - the characters are engaging, and the plot makes many unexpected twists. The book speaks about moral dilemmas and human nature in a refreshingly non-simplistic way. The readers' voices, which at first seemed flat and dry to us, grow on you; quickly they become the most appropriate ones for the story.
I gave this a try from all of the raving reviews. I guess I have learned my lesson. I thought I was getting a fun sci-fi fantasy something or other. I don't really know what that was.
I am not a negative person, so I'll just say it wasn't for me.
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant
Andrew "Enders" Wiggin ofcourse
more than moment it was Enders' battle school wins and his interactions with fellow soldiers were awesome
I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.
Near the top. I've read, or listened, to so many now that its hard for me to put an exact number on it but I'd put it in the top 5 I think.
Obviously Andrew "Ender" Wiggin. He was the hero all of us want to be. He acted exactly the way we often wish we had acted like after the deed is done.
Hmm, I don't know which narrator did which part but from those male names I'm assuming a male character. I have to say Colonel Graff. The performance of Graff was spot on. It fit his character very well.
Ender Wiggin is the greatest hero mankind has ever produced but will he be enough to save them from the enemy as well as themselves?
This is a sci-fi book but you don't have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it. This book can entice readers from across different genres and it is almost unfair to limit it to being only a sci-fi book.
Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!
I can't say this book was bad or poorly narrated, only that it just wasn't my cup of tea. My husband recommended it and loved it and has since moved on to the sequels. But when the movie comes out, I supposed I'll watch it.
I've now listened to it 4 times
Bean: He's my avatar
Great voices for the characters
And it's only just the start. Once you know these characters, you love them in their future roles in later books
Epic, Engrossing Storytelling!
[Spoiler]When Ender first figured out an innovative way to win by freezing legs on purpose!
I definately cried in this book. I felt for Ender and all the other little boys, and Valentine as well.
The narrators did a fantastic job with this book. You can tell that they love this story as much as I do by how good a job they did in characterizing the personalities in the book.
and I remembered really loving the book when I read it almost 20 years ago.
The work is absolutely masterful, the performance is really superb.
I really don't want to give anything away. I suggest, if you enjoy fiction, science fiction, military history, politics, or psychology, that you read this book. Wholeheartedly.
More convienient for people on the go.
Still good 15 years yafter first read
Picked up more the second time through.