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Ender's Game Audiobook

Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

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Audible Editor Reviews

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)

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    Wayne Burghfield CommonUnited Kingdom 10-05-07
    Wayne Burghfield CommonUnited Kingdom 10-05-07
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    "Wonderful"

    Incredibly well thought out and written story with exactly the right amount of characterisation and emotion to maintain the focus of the story. Although set in a science fiction environment, this story is about people and their actions in the widest possible context and will be enjoyed by anyone who likes a good story.

    This (and the others in the Ender series) is one of the best read (and in parts acted) audible books I've enjoyed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Milwaukee, WI, USA 10-04-07
    Justin Milwaukee, WI, USA 10-04-07
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    "Amazing"

    What I love best about this book is how it illustrates the futility of war. I enjoyed the resolution and everything before it. Wonderfully written and performed.

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    Michol OREM, UT, USA 09-15-07
    Michol OREM, UT, USA 09-15-07
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    "Gripping"

    First in the series, disturbing, enlightening and engaging.

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    Chris indianapolis, IN, USA 09-11-07
    Chris indianapolis, IN, USA 09-11-07
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    "timeless"

    I've been a fan of sci-fi/fantasy for 21 years now and have known of this book for many years. I never chose to read it for some reason. I actually read Empire by Card prior to Ender's Game and liked the evenly audible and well done narration in addition to the elaborate storytelling so decided to give Card's Ender series a shot. I really enjoyed this book thoroughly. I will purchase more of O.S. Card's works and recommend without reservation Ender's Game. It's great sci-fi that's not overly techno-vocabulistic and brings me back to my earliest forays into sci-fi fandom.

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    Bev Alton, IL, USA 09-10-07
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 09-10-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Love the Enderverse"

    Ender's game is consuming. It begins a bit slow, but once you get interested you are hooked! Battling with fear and trying very hard to understand what is behind the actions of all the adults, is Ender Wiggin genius child-warrior, the great hope of Earth. The story follows Ender through battle school, where he is being trained to fight an enemy that came close to erradicating the human race. The Buggers, at once feared and hated, but as Ender finds - you can only know your enemy if you love him... I have heard all of the Ender titles, the shadow series stuck with me more than the rest of the Ender series. All are great.

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    Steve Doolan 09-07-07
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    "Great story, beautifully read"

    Classic story, read with conviction and flair.

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    Jean Ottawa, ON, Canada 08-19-07
    Jean Ottawa, ON, Canada 08-19-07
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    "excellent story"

    Listened with my 10 year old daughter and pleasantly surpried by how much she enjoyed it.
    A fabulous story, especially for our kids --the videogame generation.

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    Laurie Kingsley 08-15-07 Member Since 2016
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    "What a great audiobook"

    I read this book in print 20 years ago and loved it then...and I think I like the audiobook even better. In fact, I found myself on Sunday night looking forward to commuting to work in the morning. I've read a fair amount of sci fi, and this title is an absolute classic in the genre. The main narrator has just the right inflection for a six year old boy going on thirty. All the readers are convincing and the production is seamless...with the exception of the narrator for Ender's sister - I found her voice and intonation completely irritating. All in all, this audiobook is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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    Lystra Pitts Reno, NV 08-10-07
    Lystra Pitts Reno, NV 08-10-07 Member Since 2012
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    "amasing book"

    Truly a great book and a great reader.

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    Jim 07-31-07
    Jim 07-31-07
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    "Classic"

    A sci fi classic with superb narration!

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