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
The story and the characters were true to Ender's Game. I love to read anything in the Enderverse and Card does an excellent job in this book.
Just like all the rest, the conflicts and interactions between characters are phenomenal.
The narration was superb.
Ender can't be matched.
I felt like this was written just to "fill in" and tie up loose ends, too many threads of story, not enough single main plot/conflict. I was disappointed.
Tell us about yourself! Retired School Principal and love mysteries, thrillers, and science fiction print and audio books.
Fantastic, Fun, Engaging
I love all the areas where the reader can get into Ender's mind and how he plays situations and outwits others.
Clear voice with proper amount of excitement and enthusiasm
Yes, yes, yes,........ Never wanted to stop when I got to work or home. I listened to this book during my daily commute to work. Couldn't wait to get back into the car to listen.
Nicely fills in the some blanks between other Ender stories. The pace is a little slow sometimes but worth listening to. If you're not an Ender fan, don't bother.
All the whining of the original book, with out any of the new creative ideas. Card is doing to Ender walk Lucas did to Anikin. Nothing in this book will surprise you.
This it an exultant patch between Enders game and Speaker For The Dead. Even with the few discrepancies like Coronal Graft living longer than Enders brother Peter. It was very well written as is all the Ender books are. Always thought provoking on the inter workings of peoples minds and how they came to be that way. As always their is a variety that will not disappoint you, you will see people you know in some of his character and you may find one that reminds you of yourself. Be careful you may not like them.
The writer is so great at telling the story and this sequel was so enjoyable. I could not stop listening to it until it was finished! Thank you, OSC, for using your talents for others to enjoy!
With Narrators like Stefan Rudnicki, Scott Brick, and Gabrielle De Cuer its hard not to like listening to the stories as they are read with great passion and move along very nicely. This does a good job of filling in time blanks in the other stories of the Enderverse
This book is suppose to elaborate the space between Ender's game and Speaker for the Dead and also tie the Ender books to the Shadow saga.
The book has a few interesting themes but suffers from slow pacing an and a lack of major events occurring. There are also awkward moments of logic and plot progression as the story attempts to tie three very different books together. Orson Scott Card is simply too fettered by his consistency obligations to the other books and the story suffers terribly because of it.
Ultimately this book never transcends what it is: a filler for hardcore Enderverse fans.
I would not recommend this book to anyone who has yet to read and enjoyed the other Ender and Shadow saga books.
Bachelor Chef and Mathematician. I don't bother with books shorter than 20 hours, not worth the effort.
After listening to this installment of the Ender story, I believe that this is one of the better tales. Though at times it is a bit confusing to those of us who have listened to or read the earlier episodes of the Ender series, this book does fill in some of the blanks from the other books.
Orson Scott Card is one of the authors whom I sincerely enjoy. Though he can be a bit preachy at times he does spin imaginative scenes and has obviously thought through MOST of his stories.
An 84 mister Clark, it has a good beat but you just can't dance to it.
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