I have loved Ender's game since I was 11 years old, now I am 24! I liked the use of multiple narrators for the different subplots. I couldn't really get used to Valentine's narrator, however. She sounded way too haughty, not the way I imagined Valentine. I found myself getting very annoyed with Valentine.
The narrators are what grab you at first until the story gets intense that you forget the narrators and are completely into the story. Great audible book - would recommend it to anyone.
Great story, even better when you consider how long ago the book was written.
Worth the download.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, hooked on it from start to finish. What a great story, very well narrated too. As soon as you realize that the main characters are very young and highly intelligent children you know you're getting your sought after sci-fi story.
It is full of emotions, gripping battles and side plots important to the development of Ender.
I want more!
Is Ender's Game... one of the best books of this era.. excellent and brilliant for anyone and everyone... BRAVO Orson Scott Card BRAVO!
You could sum up this story as..."Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts in space and learns lots of cool stuff so he can save humanity from the evil one". It's a great story, with good pace and fantastic voices. Lots of fun to listen to.
There is a "vocal resonance" technique that is akin to over-pronouncing words, the female narrator hammers one over the head with it.
O.S. Card, though full of himself (listen to his epilogue) wrote a book that absolutely blasts off about 2/3 through. Really great stuff, wish I had read it instead of listened.
This was a very entertaining story and the casting for the voices could not have been better.
The action and story line made it a hard book to put down. One of the reason I like good science fiction is they make you think, this book was one of those. The narration was good. The ending left me looking forward to reading other books in the series.
This book, while entertaining, contains almost zero conflict. It should be used as an entertainment to pass time, but it's certainly no four or five star novel. The conflict is almost zero, both internally and externally, and as well (spoiler alert) you are tricked into the resolution as is the main character. While I enjoyed the development of his internal mind as it progressed through the stages of strategy, the rest was really lacking. The author is definitely a skilled writer, it's too bad he didn't use his expert skills more wisely on this novel...but I guess we've all got to start somewhere. He should have developed the character and the story much further before publishing this, I'd guess that he just has a huge following by people who are not familiar with good science fiction, and that's why he has such high ratings for this book. Also, he utilizes a strange internal game as some sort of metaphor, but it as well is never developed, and in essence, becomes meaningless through the progression of the novel. What could have been a great five star novel became this through laziness on the author's part.
I'd not read this again, as I would a four or five star novel. If you want good, clean science fiction, read Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton, or Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (on a side note, Alan Cumming should be knighted for his readings of Leviathan and Behemoth--purely amazing).