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!
Sci-fi, mystery and action-adventure fan
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is perhaps one of the most famous books that I hadn't yet read until now. This classic science fiction tale about extraordinary (yet strangely ordinary) children who are asked to do extraordinary things is still as fresh and compelling today as it was when it was released.
Well worth the listen, with this version having a variety of voices contributing to the reading, including Card himself who has a cameo.
This anniversary edition also comes with a chapter from a new book in the Enderverse, as well as a lengthy and interesting rumination by Card himself on the history of and inspiration for the story that ultimately became Ender's Game the novel.
I was rather late coming to the Ender's Game series, and started with the 20th anniversary edition as my first venture into the world of the "Ender-verse". Since starting I have never looked back. This book is a great listen not only for the great story, but for the performances of the voice cast.
Stand-up comedian turned medical school student. I am not much of a non-textbook reader, but audiobooks have replaced TV for me!
Read this book.
This book is a mandatory requirement for those who have even a touch of interest in Sci-Fi, and for those who do not - I bet you will after you read this book!
I first read this book after happenstance led me to pick it up off the floor of a Barnes and Noble, where I then proceeded to read the entire thing sitting right there in the store (sorry B&N). The book was so great I then came back the next day and bought it so that I could read it again at home. When I finally got Audible, this was (of course) something I knew I would end up buying, but I waited because I was already so familiar with the story.
The audible version is fantastic! I don't have any negative comments at all, this is just a fantastic book and a fantastic performance, and I hope that this review encourages people to give this book a shot, because it is definitely one of my favorite books!
The performance was good, but this book was just not for me. It seems to get good reviews from others, so if you are a sci-fi fan give it a whirl. I'll go back to somehting a little more young and sassy!!!
I listened to this one with my 11 year old and we both enjoyed it. Orson Scott Card does a great job developing hisdystopian world. It was easy to like or dislike characters because they were so well developed. We recently found that there is a companion book, called "Ender's Shadow" that I would highly recommend reading after. It is Bean's story, and he is a supporting character towards the last third of the book.
The readers were all good except one, who annoys me, because his imitation of boys taunting others is just ridiculous. I have never heard acting so aweful. The reader who plays Valentine is very good.
Just an all around awesome person.
A friend of mine found this book on a bench someone left and loved it so much he gave it to me. I shared his opinion and have since purchased the audio book and listened to this over and over again over the years(I bet you cant use over 3 times in one sentence). I cant recommend this more for science fiction lovers. The narration is good but i wish they would redo this with better audio production.
Orson Scott Card began his writing career as a playwright, and it shows in his fiction which is dramatic, fast-moving, and full of the best sorts of conflict. The themes of xenophobia, child soldiers, government manipulation of information, social control mechanisms, and others are very current. There is absolutely no sentimentalizing of children, either, and the denouement is heart-wrenching.
I loved reading this book when it was first published, and I loved listening to this audio version. There are multiple voices, and bonus material includes Orson Scott Card talking about his start as a writer of SF, and a chapter from another novel dealing with the same story from a different point of view.
I don't always love Stefan Rudnicki's choices as a vocal actor--some of them seem a bit drab--but at least he doesn't do "funny voices" for the sake of variety.
You stay classy, Planet Earth.
I recommend this book to everyone. It is such a smart book.
The main guys voice in this is so captivating. I could listen to him all day.