Is Ender the general Earth so desperately needs? The only way to find out is to throw him into ever-harsher training at Battle School, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when his training begins. He will grow up fast.
But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. His two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Among the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
This Special 20th Anniversary Edition of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic is now digitally remastered with a full cast production. It also contains an exclusive bonus: an original postscript written and recorded by the author himself, Orson Scott Card!
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"Intense' is the word for Ender's Game." (The New York Times)
I'm not usually a big fan of Sci-Fi, but this story was quite captivating from beginning to end. I will definitely look into reading some of this author's other books.
Ender's Game is one heck of a ride. Brilliantly told and very well narrated. There's not much more to say as to not spoil it. This is definitely an essential must have for any type of reader. You won't regret it!
Loved the "production" of this book. It was created like a well done stage play and listening to Card discuss it at the end, that was his intent. Highly recommend to everyone.
Enders Game is one of my all time favorite books. I was very pleased with the audio version and enjoyed the discussion with the author at the end. Sometimes I've discovered that the audio version of a favorite book just doesn't live up to my memory. But this recording of Ender's Game is very well done; the narration is clear and understandable, inflection of the different characters is distinct without being distracting. Highly recommend
A fantastic narration for this sci-fi treasure. Fell in love with the book ages ago, and enjoyed the vivid imagery that came flooding back in the narration of this audible audio book version.
I got this book because I had heard so much about it over the years. First, let me say the production is top-notch. Is very easy to listen to and all the readers do an excellent job.
The story, though, just didn't measure up to its reputation. I had most of it figured out halfway through. Even the surprise ending was unsurprising.
I gambled on later books, though. "Speaker" is excellent. "Xenocide" is very good, but drags. "Children" - I wouldn't go there again, really.
"Ender's Game" isn't terrible, I just found it more suitable for 12-year olds than 30-somethings.
This book doesn't need another review but... I never intended to get hooked on the entire "Ender" genre, but it was unavoidable. This book is so compelling, the development of the characters so enticing, that you really want to continue to learn what happens to them next. Ender's Game is the place to start, with the child-commander, bred for a mission and trained mercilessly; one can't believe the trials and tribulations Ender is subjected to, and one can only wonder if it takes this much work to create greatness. Ender is the ultimate "engineered hero". Enjoy.
If you like good books, regardless of your taste.
Thriller, spie or adventure. This one is a must.
Extremely clever and riveting plot.
i had never heard of this book or the author before listening. boy was I surprised. Right from the book grabs you and doesn't let go. From the pulse pounding action to the perfect vocals. This book is a true joy from start to finish.
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.
"Never quite sure it will end a you expected."
The view from the main character was engrossing. You are drawn into his story and want him to succeed.
Well written and little extraneous content.
As described in the author's tail piece it was written for audio performance. I does indeed fit the format well.
Children are the last line of defense against alien invasion.
One of the best novels I have listened to. superbly written, and very well narrated.
"superb interpretation of brilliant book."
the book moved me when I first read it many years ago. This is a brilliant interpretation of one of my favourite books. Excellent narration. worth having the unabridged version to get the full affect of this moving and well crafted story.
anyone who has ever been isolated, lonely, talented, this book is for you. for anyone, it's a great book. I can listen again and again.
"Really Good science fiction"
Never read the book
The book was specifically about Ender. You are in his head for the majority of it. Some of the conversations e.g. with his sister were voiced by different people which I enjoyed
It was a film. It had a tagline. This is not a game.
There was about an hour and a half of additional content at the end of the book; background information from the author and a first chapter of another book in the series.
"Real characters in an unreal world"
Excellent story well balanced with action and characterisation. The performance was professional and added another dimension to the book.
I've been meaning to read this series for years. I'm glad I finally got round to starting it, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm about to star the next one!
"Brilliantly Written, Brilliantly Read"
Goes into quite some depth when explaining the thought processes of gifted young children which is really interesting and clever
Its quite addictive, listening to the entire thing in one sitting may be a bit of a challenge
its worth the listen, though some of the battle school scenes just go on and on. I have a slight problem with the book in the way it rides rough shod over the speed of light problem, but hay ho its science fiction, and sometimes you just have to suspend belief. I found the interview with the aurthor particularly interesting.
I love how Orson Scott Card plays with power and shows Ender's understanding of what the other characters do and why. Very well narrated.
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