Tough, unapologetic, glorious.
The meeting between Ender and his sister after he has returned to Earth from the Battle School is a very memorable moment and gives great insight into how the mind of Ender has been shaped and warped by the trials that have been forced upon him.
This was not a book I wanted to listen to all in one sitting but the pacing is very well crafted and it was always exciting.
"Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition |"
Fantastic, absorbing story. As fascinating today as when it was written 20 years ago. We listened to it on a long car journey 2 adults and a 12 year old and we all loved it. We immediately downloaded the next book in the series. The book challenges one to think about space, armies, children, relationships.
"Loved it, not much replay ability tho"
Loved it, not much replay ability tho,
Great story great film,
Not sure I buy into the key strategy of preemptive striking.
Some huge holes, but still a great conceit,
Was on the reading list for cadet officer training in the U.S. Apparently.
"Excellent and much deeper than expected"
I've never seen the film of this, as I always thought it looked like a naff kids film. That is the same reason I hesitated in listening to the Book, but ultimately after reading many reviews I went for it. It was a decent decision I really enjoyed the book. The Characters were excellent and complicated as with the story arc. I would have liked a bit more depth in the political background within the book, but overall I thought it was very good.
i really injoyed this book and are looking forward to reading the next book in the sage. but not sure were to start
"Exciting, surprising and definitely worth a listen"
Within the story are ideas that are worth more consideration and are food for thought.
The realization that Enders was merely a child.
The passages of Enders exploring his notions of fairness and the contradictions of what life was demanding of him.
The book left me thinking about the potentials we are exploring in 'reality' now and how authors play a part in seeding ideas for the future.
"Masterful in every respect"
Couldn't stop listening. The book is what it is, you can read reviews of it anywhere else as it spawn innumerable reviews over decades of its existence. I will just say that the definitive edition makes the book read and sound very contemporary.
As for the audible review, it is technically impeccable, voice performance of all narrators are top notch and the switch between different narrators adds depth and breadth.
The extra features and author's postscript are welcome bonuses.
Brilliant and so cleverly conceived. The characters are likeable and believable. The story line feels frighteningly possible.
This was the first audiobook that I listened to and I immediately moved onto Speaker of the dead. This is a clever and interesting book which you can imagine having detailed discussions about. It is not surprising that this is an award winning book as is its sequel.
Ender is conflicted which makes his character interesting however most of the characters have depth.
The narrator is good and reads the sequel.
This book made me want to encourage people to read so I could discuss the ideas
Great book for young teenage boys however I am a far from young and a woman but really enjoyed the writing and the content.
I struggled to engage with the story and didn't much care about the protagonists. I did notice that despite its age it didn't feel dated at all.