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)
This is one of those books you can listen to over and over.
I had forgotten how compelling the story of Ender Wiggin was. I read the book many moons ago, and loved it. When I saw the Unabriged version of this book, I decided to give it a go.
I was extremely pleased with the quality of this audiobook. The reders were top notch, and really managed to convey the emotion and pace of the novel. I highly enjoyed the entire production, and would recommend this to anyone that is a hard Sci-Fi fan, a fan of the print book, or someone who is just curious to see what all the fuss surrounding this acclaimed novel is about.
To fans of the book, the most rewarding part of this audio version is the 5 minute discussion at the end of the presentation by the author where he discusses his original intent behind the novel, and its' sequels.
Altogether, this is one of the best audiobook presentations I have been lucky enough to come across.
I read Ender's Game when it was first published ... I loved it then and I love it even more, now. This recorded book is done with real style and taste, and it plays beautifully, adding to the subtleties and nuances very well. The story remains as fresh and enthralling as it was 20 years ago ... actually more so, now, since most people have had direct experience with video games and the internet. The whole scenario seems plausible, and because it does, people who read this should sit up and take better notice of the things going on all around them in this country and the world. The future is nearly here!
It has been years since I read this story. I think it was 20 years ago! I remembered a vivid story of a boy my age, struggling to make it in a very challenging environment. Now when I have my own children and little time, audio books are a release and this book is an excellent listen! So If your just reliving this story again or listening for the first time, enjoy your time transported to the future with young Ender.
Be prepared though for the music at the end of chapters that may make it difficult for those with hearing impairments to hear the audio actor reading. Though this is distracting it does not take from the book.
Very disappointing for me. Felt dated. Had difficulty engaging with the main character, perhaps because he is a precocious child.
Would not recommend it.
Ender's Game is easily one of the best books I have ever read. I read this book, and 1 month later I discovered Audible. Ender's Game was the first file I downloaded and listened to.
The narration is done perfectly, with different narrators at different sections, depending on whose viewpoint the section uses, be it Ender or Valentine.
This book is in the Sci-fi genre, but that should not scare off people who are not into Sci-fi. An excellent story about the internal struggles of a brilliant boy who is at the same time cold-blooded and compassionate. Gret read.
This is by far the best Audio book I have ever listened too.
My previous favorite "The DaVinci Code" has been bumped from the first chair.
I really don't know what else to say other than, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
I'm a software engineer working out of Toronto Canada. I enjoy science fiction but have started to drift into other areas.
I remember readiing a short story called Ender's Game (by a largely unknown author) when it was first printed. The story was compelling; so much so that I became a fan of Orson Scott Card's writing. Years later, a friend mentioned that a new book called Enders Game had been published; I was skeptical -- a good short story could easily be turned into a weak novel. I bought a copy, read it, and was pleasantly surprised. The new story was in some ways better than the original. Fast forward to the present -- I've just joined Audible and I discover that Enders Game is available as an audio book title. To tell the truth, I downloaded the story more out of curiosity than any sense that there was anything more to the book than I'd already discovered through re-reading it periodically. As it turned out, the recording is much more than a simple 'reading' of the text; the performance is more like a radio drama. It is the story but told in the voices of the characters. If this is the direction in audio books, I must say that I approve. The performances are noteworthy and, as an added bonus, Orson Scott Card gives an explanation of "why there are two versions of the story" -- a worthwhile addition.
I got this book because of all the great reviews and they were absolutely right! This book is extremely exciting and captivating, I often found myself cheering. The narrators were great, character impressions great, it's just a great book!! A must have for Sci-Fi lovers
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