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Ender's Game Audiobook
Ender's Game
Written by: 
Orson Scott Card
Narrated by: 
Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
Ender's Game Audiobook

Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

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Why we think it's Essential - One of our most highly-rated books of all-time, Ender’s Game isn’t just a sci-fi novel for kids. From an early age, Ender must tackle the adult concepts of leadership, independence and self-reliance, abstract thinking, and accountability. It helps that he’s a genetically engineered super-genius, but still, that’s a lot to ask a kid to handle. The multi-cast narration adds layers of texture to the diverse characters throughout. —Chris

Publisher's Summary

Now a Major Motion Picture. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

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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©1977, 1985, 1991 Orson Scott Card (P)2002 Fantastic Audio, an imprint of Audio Literature

What the Critics Say

  • Nebula Award Winner, Best Novel, 1985

  • Hugo Award Winner, Best Novel, 1986

"Intense' is the word for Ender's Game." (The New York Times)

What Members Say

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    Ashish 08-17-12
    Ashish 08-17-12
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    "Brilliant narration of a fantastic SciFi story"
    If you could sum up Ender's Game in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andrew "Enders" Wiggin ofcourse


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison – was your favorite?

    Everyone Everything


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    more than moment it was Enders' battle school wins and his interactions with fellow soldiers were awesome


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    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 08-13-12
    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012

    I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.

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    "An awesome intelligent and captivating story"
    Where does Ender's Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. I've read, or listened, to so many now that its hard for me to put an exact number on it but I'd put it in the top 5 I think.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Andrew "Ender" Wiggin. He was the hero all of us want to be. He acted exactly the way we often wish we had acted like after the deed is done.


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison – was your favorite?

    Hmm, I don't know which narrator did which part but from those male names I'm assuming a male character. I have to say Colonel Graff. The performance of Graff was spot on. It fit his character very well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ender Wiggin is the greatest hero mankind has ever produced but will he be enough to save them from the enemy as well as themselves?


    Any additional comments?

    This is a sci-fi book but you don't have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it. This book can entice readers from across different genres and it is almost unfair to limit it to being only a sci-fi book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 08-10-12
    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2007

    Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!

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    "Good, just not my kind of story."

    I can't say this book was bad or poorly narrated, only that it just wasn't my cup of tea. My husband recommended it and loved it and has since moved on to the sequels. But when the movie comes out, I supposed I'll watch it.

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    Tony 08-06-12
    Tony 08-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Best story ever"
    Would you listen to Ender's Game again? Why?

    I've now listened to it 4 times


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bean: He's my avatar


    What does Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voices for the characters


    Any additional comments?

    And it's only just the start. Once you know these characters, you love them in their future roles in later books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Trenton, ON, Canada 08-05-12
    Crystal Trenton, ON, Canada 08-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Old favorite I keep coming back to!"
    If you could sum up Ender's Game in three words, what would they be?

    Epic, Engrossing Storytelling!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ender!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    [Spoiler]When Ender first figured out an innovative way to win by freezing legs on purpose!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I definately cried in this book. I felt for Ender and all the other little boys, and Valentine as well.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators did a fantastic job with this book. You can tell that they love this story as much as I do by how good a job they did in characterizing the personalities in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 07-28-12
    Paul 07-28-12
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    "Absolutely stunning, far better than I remembered."

    and I remembered really loving the book when I read it almost 20 years ago.

    The work is absolutely masterful, the performance is really superb.

    I really don't want to give anything away. I suggest, if you enjoy fiction, science fiction, military history, politics, or psychology, that you read this book. Wholeheartedly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott NACOGDOCHES, TX, United States 07-23-12
    Scott NACOGDOCHES, TX, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Second time through"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ender's Game to be better than the print version?

    More convienient for people on the go.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Still good 15 years yafter first read


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Same


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Picked up more the second time through.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim McCool 07-21-12
    Jim McCool 07-21-12

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    "Ruined by awful female reader"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, this is a classic tale


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The breathy, almost hyperventilating, overwrought female narrator simply ruined every section in which she appeared. Awful, Horrible. Would have rated it a 4 overall if not for her.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. Lammert Germany 07-18-12
    R. Lammert Germany 07-18-12

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    "Most Entertaining SF"

    This is one of the most entertaining Science Fiction book I have read/listen to in a long time. The story is about a kid named Ender who is selected to be the next great leader against an alien race (the "buggers"). His (mental) journey from school in Earth to the final battle against the aliens is described in detail from his point of view.

    Perhaps the only downside (from the storyline point of view) is that the detours to Ender's siblings later in the book has very little impact on the main story.

    The narration is very well and even as a non-native speaker I can follow the story easily.

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    Peter Ivanhoe North, Australia 07-15-12
    Peter Ivanhoe North, Australia 07-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "My FIrst book"
    If you could sum up Ender's Game in three words, what would they be?

    This was my first Audio book. I found the readers excellent drawing me into the story easily.
    A great listen and thoroughly recommended.

    Peter


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ender's Game?

    I wont give away the ending... But Enders last battle in the simulator....


    What about Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s performance did you like?

    Both these readers are excellent, I will keep an eye open for other books from these readers...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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