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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.
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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

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    B. Kester 12-20-08
    B. Kester 12-20-08
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    "Couldn't put my ipod down..."

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Weston, FL, United States 12-18-08
    Edward Weston, FL, United States 12-18-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Ender in Exile"

    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.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Plano, TX, USA 12-09-08
    Michael Plano, TX, USA 12-09-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Michael"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Logan, UT, USA 12-06-08
    James Logan, UT, USA 12-06-08
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    "Refreshingly complete"

    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.

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    Marc San Francisco, CA, USA 01-13-09
    Marc San Francisco, CA, USA 01-13-09 Member Since 2004
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    "My least favorite of the series"

    This book was primarily a forum for the main characters to complain about everything that happened to each other in the first book.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Glen Burnie, MD, USA 11-17-08
    Julie Glen Burnie, MD, USA 11-17-08
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    "Ender's Shadow is better but this is good"

    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!

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    Eddy 12-22-08
    Eddy 12-22-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Great Listen"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Clarissa Blytheville, AR, USA 12-05-08
    Clarissa Blytheville, AR, USA 12-05-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Great little Ender story"

    Lets you know where some of the others characters are coming from. Great for Christmas!

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    MEM 02-17-09
    MEM 02-17-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Terrible, it's just a platform for Card's politics"

    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.

    5 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Kenya 02-04-14
    Kenya 02-04-14 Member Since 2011
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    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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