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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)

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    Reading RN Reading, PA 05-10-07
    Reading RN Reading, PA 05-10-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Orson Scott Card title"

    I had read this when it first came out in paperback. I was sucked into the story. This is one of those books that you can't wait to get to the finish yet you are sad that the story that it is over. This is also a book that I have read and listened to numerous times, and each time is as fresh as it was originally. If you enjoyed this you might also enjoy Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card. These are the two titles that I recommend to friends to read.

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    Erin Broughill Stanhope, NJ United States 05-06-07
    Erin Broughill Stanhope, NJ United States 05-06-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Ender's Game"

    I am using this audiobook with my struggling seveth grade readers in combination with the written version. They are glued to the book - boys and girls alike. It really gives me a chance to discuss things at a higher level. The characters and themes are deep and the students really connect with them. Though I often have behavior problems, I don't when we are listening and I can tell by our discussions and journaling that they are really engaged in the book. This is also a great book for higher level readers, in that there is so much depth to it. This is a book for middle schoolers and up. Anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre will be hooked on Ender!

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    Shawn Rochester, MN, USA 05-04-07
    Shawn Rochester, MN, USA 05-04-07
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    "Well Done"

    I enjoyed it! There were many readers and I was initially leery but I was pleasantly surprised. The ending is a tad anti-climatic but otherwise a riveting story.

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    Shelley Bowie, MD, USA 04-30-07
    Shelley Bowie, MD, USA 04-30-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    My husband and I read this book years ago. I thought it would be nice to introduce it to our kids. Well, they liked it alot. But my husband was hooked all over again. The narrators are great. You actually feel like you're there at Battle School with Ender.

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    C. Johnson Central California 04-18-07
    C. Johnson Central California 04-18-07 Member Since 2014
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    "not a sci fi fan"

    I am not a sci fi fan but I checked this book out because it was highly recommended. I was NOT disappointed! It is awsome no matter what genre you listen to. The narration is fantastic. It's one of those that you can't stop listening to until you reach the end and then you are ready for more.

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    Emeritus 04-15-07
    Emeritus 04-15-07

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    "needed an editor"

    I had not read this proviously and had heard of it. Remarkable in its understanding about how successive generations of humans, particularly young people, would come to live in their heads and fantasies rather than in the world. Here, the world is so poorly drawn that it is not surprising that Ender would become a fantasy/reality gamesman. Overall enjoyable if not compelling and drags considerably so that a tighter book would have been a more interesting one. But who am I to argue with a "classic".

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    Cather Cumberland, VA, United States 04-09-07
    Cather Cumberland, VA, United States 04-09-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Far fetched. But who cares?"

    I could go on for hours about what's wrong with this book-- it's not a small list. However, you should ignore that, because there's so much that's right about it.

    The reading takes some getting used to, too. But never mind that, either. A true classic.

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    Clayton hinesville, GA, USA 04-08-07
    Clayton hinesville, GA, USA 04-08-07
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    "now you know why they call him the master"

    for the start of this book to the end orson scott caard as your attention I'm not a sifi person more for history but i was hooked within the first few minutes makes you think from the begging to the end thank you for the chance to listen to the whole book

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    Theodore Manor, TX, USA 03-19-07
    Theodore Manor, TX, USA 03-19-07
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    "Ender's review"

    A powerful and addictive story. I sat and listened to this story with my satelite big screen tv turned off.
    It sucks you in and in some part is a credit to the narrator who's voice is part of the addiction.
    I started listening to this story on XM radio and missed some segments so I took a look at the advertisement that I could download the story for free by signing up with Audible. Good deal.

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    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 03-13-07
    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 03-13-07 Member Since 2012
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    "WOW!"

    Dont know where to start...Ill be honest never heard of the author, I usally stick with Stephen King, Asimov, and the like but took a chance anyway..(had a book credit to burn).

    What a story!!! This is not a kids book at all, and when you finally figure it out, or read to the end you will smile from ear to ear!! My friends were making fun of me with the dumb smile I had on while I was working! An amazing tale of the life of one special boy, and what he becomes!! Wished the story would never end!!

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