I'd not heard of the author or the series before selecting this. It was wonderfully creative and enjoyable.
An absolute joy to listen to. The storyline was so well thought out and riveting that I could hardly put it down. The author's character development and their interaction was thoughtful and provocative. I was so caught up in Ender's trials that the ending surprised even me. While the result is fairly predictable, that manner in which he takes you there is not. An excellent read.
Narration and story are both amazing. It's a science fiction book but you don't have to be a science fiction fan to appreciate it. What makes this book so great is the character development.
I've been a fan of sci-fi/fantasy for 21 years now and have known of this book for many years. I never chose to read it for some reason. I actually read Empire by Card prior to Ender's Game and liked the evenly audible and well done narration in addition to the elaborate storytelling so decided to give Card's Ender series a shot. I really enjoyed this book thoroughly. I will purchase more of O.S. Card's works and recommend without reservation Ender's Game. It's great sci-fi that's not overly techno-vocabulistic and brings me back to my earliest forays into sci-fi fandom.
Ender's game is consuming. It begins a bit slow, but once you get interested you are hooked! Battling with fear and trying very hard to understand what is behind the actions of all the adults, is Ender Wiggin genius child-warrior, the great hope of Earth. The story follows Ender through battle school, where he is being trained to fight an enemy that came close to erradicating the human race. The Buggers, at once feared and hated, but as Ender finds - you can only know your enemy if you love him... I have heard all of the Ender titles, the shadow series stuck with me more than the rest of the Ender series. All are great.
Listened with my 10 year old daughter and pleasantly surpried by how much she enjoyed it.
A fabulous story, especially for our kids --the videogame generation.
I read this book in print 20 years ago and loved it then...and I think I like the audiobook even better. In fact, I found myself on Sunday night looking forward to commuting to work in the morning. I've read a fair amount of sci fi, and this title is an absolute classic in the genre. The main narrator has just the right inflection for a six year old boy going on thirty. All the readers are convincing and the production is seamless...with the exception of the narrator for Ender's sister - I found her voice and intonation completely irritating. All in all, this audiobook is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.