Ender's Game is easily one of the best books I have ever read. I read this book, and 1 month later I discovered Audible. Ender's Game was the first file I downloaded and listened to.
The narration is done perfectly, with different narrators at different sections, depending on whose viewpoint the section uses, be it Ender or Valentine.
This book is in the Sci-fi genre, but that should not scare off people who are not into Sci-fi. An excellent story about the internal struggles of a brilliant boy who is at the same time cold-blooded and compassionate. Gret read.
A science fiction fan for as long as I can remember but I also enjoy history (fact and fiction) and humor.
I remember readiing a short story called Ender's Game (by a largely unknown author) when it was first printed. The story was compelling; so much so that I became a fan of Orson Scott Card's writing. Years later, a friend mentioned that a new book called Enders Game had been published; I was skeptical -- a good short story could easily be turned into a weak novel. I bought a copy, read it, and was pleasantly surprised. The new story was in some ways better than the original. Fast forward to the present -- I've just joined Audible and I discover that Enders Game is available as an audio book title. To tell the truth, I downloaded the story more out of curiosity than any sense that there was anything more to the book than I'd already discovered through re-reading it periodically. As it turned out, the recording is much more than a simple 'reading' of the text; the performance is more like a radio drama. It is the story but told in the voices of the characters. If this is the direction in audio books, I must say that I approve. The performances are noteworthy and, as an added bonus, Orson Scott Card gives an explanation of "why there are two versions of the story" -- a worthwhile addition.
A rattling good scifi adventure in the best traditions of Wells and Asimov. It has a great story, compulsive narrativey, and many points to ponder. I found myself 'rewinding' the story many times, just for the sheer joy of the language.
This is a great book. It is the story of the rollercoaster ride through the childhood of a boy that would become the savior of the human race. Many twists and turns brings out what I would consider to be one of the greatest fears that we have deep within each of us. One that we could be totally annihilated as a species. Cannot wait to get the next.
This first book sets up the entire series. It is written towards a young adult audience and is action oriented. The bottom line--I have listened to the next three books in the series because of the writing and the story. Exceptional work by Card.
Fabulous. This was my first step into Sci-Fi on Audiobook and it blew me away. The characters were wonderfully complex and endearing, the suspense was almost unbearable at some points, the narrators were for the most part wonderful - I couldn't put my iPod down.
We listened to this on a 13 hour trip up the coast with our children, ages 13, 10 and 7. Although there are some areas of foul language, the book captivated all but the youngest (age 7). There is some jumping around of the book, but different voices help you to keep track of it. Very nicely done!