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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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    J. Brown 12-22-05
    J. Brown 12-22-05 Member Since 2015
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    "Enders Game"

    WOW! Where have I been? Orson Scott Card is now on my "read all he wrote" list.

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    SmearODeer Harrisburg, PA 12-20-05
    SmearODeer Harrisburg, PA 12-20-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "So Good to hear again!"

    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.

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    Peter Gales New York, NY USA 12-16-05
    Peter Gales New York, NY USA 12-16-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "disappointing"

    Very disappointing for me. Felt dated. Had difficulty engaging with the main character, perhaps because he is a precocious child.

    Would not recommend it.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Russell Souderton, PA, USA 12-12-05
    Russell Souderton, PA, USA 12-12-05
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    "Outstanding book"

    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.

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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 12-08-05
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 12-08-05 Listener Since 2005

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    "Simply a Masterpiece"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent Tume 12-05-05 Member Since 2006

    I'm a software engineer working out of Toronto Canada. I enjoy science fiction but have started to drift into other areas.

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    "If This Is The Norm; I'm Impressed"

    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.

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    Sigilfredo Bloomfield, NJ, USA 11-12-05
    Sigilfredo Bloomfield, NJ, USA 11-12-05 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!! Get this book!"

    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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    Edward USA 11-05-05
    Edward USA 11-05-05
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    "Good for sci-fi"

    I'm not that into science fiction, but my son is reading this in paperback so I decided to give it a try. This turned out to be a good listen for my commute.

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    Larry USA 11-02-05
    Larry USA 11-02-05
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    "Pretty good"

    I liked this, thought it was pretty good for the most part, but I probably won't be reading the rest. As far as I'm concerned my journey through these books ends here.

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    Gordon Suita, Japan 10-30-05
    Gordon Suita, Japan 10-30-05 Member Since 2011
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    "Among the best"

    Just brilliant! Draws you in and stays with you after you finish the series...which you will.

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