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
This is a great addition to the Ender books and I highly recommend it if you have enjoyed the other Ender books. The narrator and audio quality seemed identical to the other Ender books. I highly suggest finishing the Shadow series (starting with Ender's Shadow and ending with Shadow of the Giant, I think) before reading this. It isn't required to understand Ender in Exile, but this book would contain some spoilers and some of the impact of significant minor characters would be lost without having finished the Shadow series as this functions partially as a conclusion to the series. At an absolute minimum, I would suggest reading Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow first.
I have been a lover of science fiction all my life. But somehow I missed out on the Ender series. As a result, I had no idea what Ender in Exile was all about -- except that the really good parts were covered in other books. Don't even think about downloading this selection unless you're up to speed on the prior offerings. That would be like starting the Dune series with a book about sand worms.
Great book! Unbelievable the way Card was able to tell this story and keep all of his fact straight with all of the other Ender books out there.
Fun to listen to! This book provides a lot of insight to the overall story of Ender.
This is an awsome companion book to the entire enderverse story. It fills a very important gap that the enders game series skipped but that had a very large impact on ender and valentines decision process for the future. Much of enders life was based on what happened here and is the reason he wanted a home so badly.
This book was primarily a forum for the main characters to complain about everything that happened to each other in the first book.
I was so impressed by every element of Ender's Shadow that I didn't find Enders Game as interesting or complex. Bean's character in Ender's Shadow is far more developed than Ender, himself, is in Ender's Game. The narrators are wonderful and could probably make any story interesting. They are excellent!
I have listened to all of the books about Ender since listening to Enders Game years ago. This is the best sequel to Ender's Game making it a must hear for all of Ender's fan.
This book is basically a series of Card's opinions about things like child bearing, religion, personal responsibility, point of life, etc, strung together with some loose character/plot to hold it together. If what you want is actual story telling this is a terrible choice. And if you've read much Card, you'll recognize a lot of the voice in this book - Ender is in many ways indistinguishable from Jason in the Worthing saga.
I enjoyed this book. It bridged together enders game and speaker for the dead well and gave you a better insight of how Ender's friends and deeds were perceived right after the formic war.
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