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.
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.
Long running franchise
Lead character - Ender of course - the put upon hero who just wants to be left alone.
Supporting character - Valentine - an empathic heroine
The variety of voices, the depth of characterization.
Not particularly, but I did spend several minutes sitting in my driveway, waiting for the end of a chapter.
Ender's Game is a classic and great fun. I only wish that self-proclaimed classic, Harlan Ellison hadn't shown up on here. His growl in increasingly irritating. Most interesting plus here: Card telling the story of this story as it grew from a short story to a bestseller to a sequel to this audio. Now, if only he'd lay off contemporary politics.......
Definitely! The book is great and the readers put so much into their reading that all the characters come to life.
Everyone comes to life in this book.
What great voices! I love the expression and emotions that they put into their reading.
Yes! As soon as I listened to this book I had to get all the rest of the books in the series and listen to them too!
I would read these books in this order Ender???s Game, Ender???s Shadow, A War of Gifts. From here the books branch off and follow Ender and Bean on their separate paths. You follow Ender in Speaker of the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind. The books then switch to Bean and the others with Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, Ender in Exile, Shadows in Flight, and Shadows in flight. There is also First Meetings, which is a group of short stories that add depth and more details to the Ender World.
Nothing beats the print of course, but this quite brings it to life.
Graff was done particularly excellently.
Keen insight into the experiences of leadership, self-motivation, and the associated drive to be victorious. Many military parallels, including insight into the fine line between leading people and manipulating them. The least believable portion of the story lies in the fact that they key players are of such a young age. Personal experience has shown me that these types of thoughts/ feelings/ ideas are still embryonic in the late teens - even junior military officers miss some of the concepts that author Card attributes to 7 and 8 year old children.
Frequent action punctuated by cerebral sessions of insight make this a quick listen. The
Not unlike Arthur C. Clark's
When Ender (the little guy) finds a way to defeat (an aggressive classmate/ a competing team/ an opposing army), Card's description of the thought processes involved are immensely rewarding and consistent with personal experience.
I would have listened to this book in a single sitting, but I had to settle for piece-meal in between backseat arguments and bathroom breaks for my children on a VERY long roadtrip.
Would recommend this book for junior, midlevel, and senior leaders alike - some good examples of how to (and how NOT to) lead others.
reader in florida
Great Book - Read it and listened to it. Great in both forms- lots of suspense and I didnt want to put it down.
I have read the book twice and now listened once. Everytime it is still the best. Very enjoyable to listen to, story never gets old.
Ender's Game has won the Nebula and Hugo awards, and for good reason. This well-written science fiction work is the story of a little boy's choldhood, warped by the social experiments that created him (and his siblings), a battle against an alien force, and his struggle with fulfilling the hope that he is the general who will finally and permanently save Earth. It was captivating and interesting, and I am glad I listened instead of reading...the 20th anniversary edition had a cast of readers that were phenomenal.