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!
Ender's Game is one of the all time great Science Fiction stories ever written. It's one of those stories you need to experience, no one can really tell you about it. The story continues as a series of books as is mentioned in other reviews. It's right up there with pure Science Fiction classics like Issac Asimov's Foundation Series and Frank Hurbert's Dune Series and also Science Fiction/Fantasy classics like J.R. Tolkein's Lord of The Rings and Robert Jordan?s Wheel of Time Series. There are 8 stories in Mr. Card's series, they are as follows. Enders Game, Speaker For The Dead, Xenocide, Children of The Mind, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of The Hegemon, Shadow Puppets and Shadow of The Giant.
Ender's Game is the first step of your journey through the series of books that have developed after it.
Card proves his brilliance over and over, about people, places, motivations, etc.
This is one of those rare books that has found a place in history as a true "Classic".
The follow-up books keep getting better and better also, so save your pennies, you'll get caught up in the series and end up owning them all.
I own an autographed copy of the original book, but as Card says in this series of Audio books, "They should be 'Heard' being read by professional narrators".. so even if you own the books, the Audio-books are even better.
I hope the pending movie does the book justice.