I chose this audiobook at the recommendation of a very close friend. He recommended it highly as one of his favorite books, so when I was looking for something to bring with me to listen to on a 7 hour drive to a friend's wedding, I was happy to see this was available.
The narrator was good, but I agree with the reviewer who said "why does every 'character' voice have to have a New York accent?" Surely he could have branched out a little more.
Otherwise, I have no complaints, and I look forward to expanding my collection with more of the series.
I initially struggled with the narrators voice quality, and then came to absolutely love it. Im ready to download books I have no interest in - so long as Stefan Rudnicki is reading. Great narrator! Very natural and easy, not controlled and overly poised like many other narrators.
And the story. Good themes such as earned loyalty, courage in the face of fear, perseverance. Its hard not to want to hug Ender Wiggen. But he takes care of himself. When the music comes up at the end, I was not ready for it to be over. Mainly because my iPod indicated that there was still 45 minutes of audio left! Orson Scott Card talks about the book and its conception to fill the last portion of audio and that part rates a big "whatever!"...
Im always on the look-out for audiobooks that I can listen to with my 11 year old son, stories that will interest both of us on our 45 minute commute home. He loved this book.
Stefan Rudnicki has become one of my favourite narrators after listening to Ender's Game. His delivery and voices really help to create an image in my mind that is exciting and dramatic, while still being my own.
He needs good material to work with though, and Ender's Game is fantastic. A brilliant premise that kept me up at night listening to just a little bit more, and a little bit more.
I enjoyed reading/listening to Ender's Game. The story is fast paced and original. The narrators are pleasant to listen to.
At the end of the book I did not feel having read one of the best sci fi books out there. The story only focuses on the kid Ender, while I prefer much bigger and epic stories about new worlds and societies.
Ender's Game is a good read, but did not leave me in awe like some stories do.
I exedently started on part 2...
And I loved the story :D
So now i'm racking my head, Because the story was fantastic!
Seeing as how this book is great even with 6 hours missing, Says allot!
I liked the character development and the complexity around Ender. I thought that it was going to be something of a kids book, but it was not
I picked this book up in high school and never finished it for some reason, but this time I couldn't stop listening. I really like how he made his super smart character feel so very relatable. Very interesting story.
Books like this make it easy to enjoy science-fiction. Great characters, great plot, great storytelling. I'm not sure how he did it, but describing the tactics and 'game' of the battle school, Card made it come to life in my head.
Narration was excellent!
Author interview at the end is pretty good. Will have to read the Foundation series by Asimov next, based on Card's review of it. I like it when the author seems like a down-to-earth kind of guy.
Although I've listened to numerous Audible selections, I've never felt more compelled to write a positive review. All I can say is...well done...well done. A credit well spent!
The best audio book I've listened to. Well written story, wonderful characters and excellent pace. Narration is exceptional. The multiple voices/accents contribute to the great storytelling.