This is the first time I listened to an audio book. I was expecting a boring read but was delited when I discovered multiple voices to represent the characters. I would have like a few low key sound effects though just to spice it up a little more. All in all I thought it was great.
I'm not generally a fan of science fiction, and only downloaded this because I saw the book listed on a "100 greatest books" list and wondered why a "science fiction" book made the list, and loved every second of it. An engrossing and haunting story that cemented made me take a second look at sci-fi as a genre. Great narrator, too.
I had read this when it first came out in paperback. I was sucked into the story. This is one of those books that you can't wait to get to the finish yet you are sad that the story that it is over. This is also a book that I have read and listened to numerous times, and each time is as fresh as it was originally. If you enjoyed this you might also enjoy Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card. These are the two titles that I recommend to friends to read.
I am using this audiobook with my struggling seveth grade readers in combination with the written version. They are glued to the book - boys and girls alike. It really gives me a chance to discuss things at a higher level. The characters and themes are deep and the students really connect with them. Though I often have behavior problems, I don't when we are listening and I can tell by our discussions and journaling that they are really engaged in the book. This is also a great book for higher level readers, in that there is so much depth to it. This is a book for middle schoolers and up. Anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre will be hooked on Ender!
I enjoyed it! There were many readers and I was initially leery but I was pleasantly surprised. The ending is a tad anti-climatic but otherwise a riveting story.
My husband and I read this book years ago. I thought it would be nice to introduce it to our kids. Well, they liked it alot. But my husband was hooked all over again. The narrators are great. You actually feel like you're there at Battle School with Ender.
I am not a sci fi fan but I checked this book out because it was highly recommended. I was NOT disappointed! It is awsome no matter what genre you listen to. The narration is fantastic. It's one of those that you can't stop listening to until you reach the end and then you are ready for more.
I had not read this proviously and had heard of it. Remarkable in its understanding about how successive generations of humans, particularly young people, would come to live in their heads and fantasies rather than in the world. Here, the world is so poorly drawn that it is not surprising that Ender would become a fantasy/reality gamesman. Overall enjoyable if not compelling and drags considerably so that a tighter book would have been a more interesting one. But who am I to argue with a "classic".
I could go on for hours about what's wrong with this book-- it's not a small list. However, you should ignore that, because there's so much that's right about it.
The reading takes some getting used to, too. But never mind that, either. A true classic.
for the start of this book to the end orson scott caard as your attention I'm not a sifi person more for history but i was hooked within the first few minutes makes you think from the begging to the end thank you for the chance to listen to the whole book