We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Ender in Exile | [Orson Scott Card]

Ender in Exile

Andrew Wiggin is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.
Regular Price:$39.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel.

At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin - called Ender by everyone - is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony.

He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane.

The story of those years has never been told...until now.

The End? Listen to more of Ender's story.

©2008 Orson Scott Card; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (2651 )
5 star
 (1379)
4 star
 (911)
3 star
 (289)
2 star
 (51)
1 star
 (21)
Overall
4.4 (1517 )
5 star
 (869)
4 star
 (445)
3 star
 (169)
2 star
 (23)
1 star
 (11)
Story
4.6 (1517 )
5 star
 (1009)
4 star
 (399)
3 star
 (92)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Marilyn GLASTONBURY, CT, United States 06-05-10
    Marilyn GLASTONBURY, CT, United States 06-05-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    73
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    39
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    3
    Overall
    "great follow up for Ender's Game"

    As an adult fan who's read Ender's stories since the 80's, I really loved this book that fills in the gap between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. The psycological warfare amongst Ender's friends and enimies was especially interesting. Some of the story lines felt drawn out at times, but they were well-written. The readers were good but they are not young; I would have enjoyed it much more if they included children in their large cast of readers. Don't miss the piece at the end read by Orson himself, especially if you feel there are discrepancies between this story and the orignals -- he explains it all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 04-02-10
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 04-02-10 Member Since 2014

    reader of books

    HELPFUL VOTES
    44
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    66
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Not too bad"

    For fans of the series, it is fairly good. I would have to say that this got me to get and listen to the rest of the series.
    Narration is wonderful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason Bloomington, MN, United States 01-20-10
    Jason Bloomington, MN, United States 01-20-10 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "great book"

    I really liked the book, I thought a long time ago that maybe the author was just looking to cash in just a little more on the popularity of the series, but I the book added to the overall story and was in and of itself very good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rob flemington, NJ, United States 08-21-09
    Rob flemington, NJ, United States 08-21-09 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    81
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "fascinating"

    loved it just as much as the previous Ender series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeremy A. Chandler, AZ United States 08-01-09
    Jeremy A. Chandler, AZ United States 08-01-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    49
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    105
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Well Told!"

    This really did fill in the empty space in the Ender series. Well written and very easy to put into the pocket of time that the Ender series and Shadow series fall into.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    john Glenrothes, NY, United States 01-20-09
    john Glenrothes, NY, United States 01-20-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "So much opportunity wasted"

    A great narration team failed to rescue this one. I appreciate that this team was held together to get all books in the series done, well done Audible.

    This was meant to be a warp up for the Bean series and a fill in between Ender's Game & Speaker For The Dead...aparently everything needed wrapping up quickly & without substance and the was nothing of genuine note between the 2 novels.

    As a huge fan of both the Ender & Bean series I was looking forward to the possibilities of how the two stories could be brought together,but so many opportunities were wasted, so many fantastic characters available and this book read like a seires of notes and scribbles that were later to be expanded upon into a novel.

    The 1st 1/2 of the book was a reptetive retelling of details that were defined at length in other books and now were again detailed at length with no real addition to the story.

    None of the new characters in this book were given the chance to be as interesting as most others in either of the series, I felt nothing for the people in the starship part of the book and 10 time less for those on the planet.

    Sure everything was wrapped up... but wrapped up in a "cliff notes" fashion, Enders Nemesis Achille Jnr. was a Shadow of anything he had faced before and was just not convincing(in terms of ability and achievements) to be a worthy nemesis. Anything mentioned about his efforts, means and reasoning felt like "Cliff Notes" that had previously been used sparingly at the start or finish of a novel as wrap ups or explanations of situations facing the characters. Now they were used for everything.

    A real poor effort on behalf of the author who seemed more interested in researching & correcting the time and event discrepencies of the other novels than writing a fitting conclusion, I genuinely expected more...

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Xcoder 12-20-08
    Xcoder 12-20-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "AWESOME!"

    GREAT BOOK! I have read all the Ender books and I have to say that this book is the best one since Ender's game. I like it even MORE than Speaker for the Dead.

    The latter books in the series just dragged on and on and on and I have to admit that it was a chore to get through Children of the Mind. I was afraid that this book would be the same but I went ahead and got it anyway and I am glad I did.

    The characters in this book are so believable and landing on Shakespeare Colony has to be one of the greatest moments in this series! This book made me love and respect Ender more than any of them.

    Kudos to Orson Scott Card.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andy 12-01-08
    Andy 12-01-08 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    83
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    202
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Ender's back in fine form"

    Well narrated by multiple readers doing different characters. A great addition to the Ender universe with more chess-like political intrigue, and more ever-relevant questions about war and peace, leadership, ethics, parenting, etc.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 11-17-08
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 11-17-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    134
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    244
    35
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    3
    Overall
    "Mixed"

    I have mixed feelings about this book. It ties up some loose ends and it was a fun listen which I guess is reason enough to buy it if you are already familiar with the first book, Ender's Game. But as a stand alone novel I found the themes repetitious and the plot weaker than I expected from this gifted writer. Overall, worth a credit but 4 stars instead of 5.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael East Peoria, IL, United States 01-30-10
    Michael East Peoria, IL, United States 01-30-10 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    321
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    688
    77
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    0
    Overall
    "Excellent, Excellent, Excellent"

    This is a most worthy sequel to Ender's Game, and probably is one of the best science fiction books in science fiction history. It is fantastic story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.