The powers that be... They chew you up, then spit you out. The end always justifies the means. All you need is one fall guy to make everyone's conscience feel better.
Ender's big mistake was thinking down was the enemy.
I didn't know what to expect of this book going in, so I was very pleasantly surprised. It was recommended on a number of reading lists that I peruse. The storyline is seemingly simple, but draws the listener in immediately. It is very well read (with the exception of one somewhat overdramatic narrator.) I find the books themes have stayed with me for a long time. I am looking forward to listening to the sequel!
Enders Game is the story of children being used to fight the wars of the future. The war between the planets. This is a great family listen for ages 10 and up. If you play it on a trip no one will want to stop for lunch.
Excellence book i really enjoyed the whole series.
Well written was trilled all the way though could
not stop listening. really takes you into the fantasy world and makes you care about the characters.
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!