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Ender's Game Audiobook

Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... 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.
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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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    Trent USA 06-28-05
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    "The first SF book I read"

    Ender's Game was the first SF book I ever read. It's a good, fast read with plenty of good characters. The later books may be better, but this is still my favorite one.

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    Athena Humble, TX, USA 06-19-05
    Athena Humble, TX, USA 06-19-05
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    "Wow, I couldn't stop listening!"

    I was apprehensive downloading this type of work, as I usually prefer mysteries, romance, etc. but not science fiction. Based on audible reviews I went with it. I must say I am pleased and suprised. I loved this from beginning to end! Definitely one to download and listen to again and again!

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    Emma USA 06-14-05
    Emma USA 06-14-05
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    "Good start"

    My son got really really into this, me not so much. This is a good start to a much larger series. We enjoyed the reading and are looking forward to more.

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    Itsiq West Coast, USA 06-06-05
    Itsiq West Coast, USA 06-06-05 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    An amazing, amazing book. I would say one of the best sci-fi books ever. A fascinating story that pulls you in and holds you tight. Also an interesting discussion of manipulating people and of gaining power. I would highly recomend this book to anyone who even mildly enjoys sci-fi, and maybe even those who do not. I would also recomend the books that come after this, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind. These go in a different direction than Ender's Game, and many people do not enjoy them as much, but I found them to be just as interesting, if for diferent reasons.

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    Andrea GrasseFrance 06-01-05
    Andrea GrasseFrance 06-01-05
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    "A great book!"

    I loved this book, and I'm happy I discovered it thanks to Audible. I loved Ender from the very beginning, I loved the story, I loved the narrators and the dramatization. Why not 5 stars then? For two reasons: the fact that the Author could have done a better job in defining the other characters (may be that has been left for the other books in the series?) and that the story, at times, was a little bit too predictable. However, a great book and I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the saga.

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    Raine shoreline, WA, USA 05-20-05
    Raine shoreline, WA, USA 05-20-05
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    "1st five star rating I've ever given"

    Truly the best. If you don't read this, you're missing a great experience.

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    Emil Fletcher, OH, USA 04-18-05
    Emil Fletcher, OH, USA 04-18-05
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    "Ranks up there with Asimov"

    I had debated to purchase this book at the bookstore, as I did not believe a writer as good as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, or Authur C. Clarke could ever be matched. I am so happy I was wrong.

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    Andrew 04-08-05
    Andrew 04-08-05
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    "I am hooked"

    I had not heard much about this book other than what was in the other reviews here - but I found myself unable to focus on much else in my life until I had listened to this twice. It is a very well written book, surprising as such based on how it came to be (you will be told at the end), and will easily keep you interested. I have gone on with the series and continue to enjoy the writting and would recomend this to anyone needing to get away from reality for a while.

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    J. Dutton Branson, MO 65616 03-23-05
    J. Dutton Branson, MO 65616 03-23-05 Member Since 2009

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    "Great Book"

    I read this book in Elementry School or Jr High and loved it. I listened to it just a few months ago. Both times I loved it! One of the best books ever writen.

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    Jake Tigard, OR, USA 03-21-05
    Jake Tigard, OR, USA 03-21-05
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    "Amazing narration of a great book"

    I had numerous friends tell me to read Ender's Game, but never really got around to it. After signing up for Audible I thought I would go ahead and give it a try... wow.

    The book itself is truly great - I am not a Sci-fi fan at all, but this story is fantastic. However, that is not what impressed me the most. Don't get me wrong, I am currently planning to acquire at least a few more of Orson Scott Card's books, but it was the narration in this audio book that really blew me away.

    I have only listened to a few audio books before this, but none have them have come anywhere near as engrossing as this one (in terms of narration) It is truly spot on in Ender's Game and all the narrators were damn near perfect. An excellent listen!

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