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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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    Brian USA 10-18-05
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    "Very well done"

    This is a great book. It is the story of the rollercoaster ride through the childhood of a boy that would become the savior of the human race. Many twists and turns brings out what I would consider to be one of the greatest fears that we have deep within each of us. One that we could be totally annihilated as a species. Cannot wait to get the next.

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    Jason 10-17-05
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    "Excellent series"

    This first book sets up the entire series. It is written towards a young adult audience and is action oriented. The bottom line--I have listened to the next three books in the series because of the writing and the story. Exceptional work by Card.

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    K VANCOUVER, WA, United States 10-15-05
    K VANCOUVER, WA, United States 10-15-05 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Fun"

    Fabulous. This was my first step into Sci-Fi on Audiobook and it blew me away. The characters were wonderfully complex and endearing, the suspense was almost unbearable at some points, the narrators were for the most part wonderful - I couldn't put my iPod down.

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    Lisa Wyoming, OH, USA 10-13-05
    Lisa Wyoming, OH, USA 10-13-05 Member Since 2015
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"

    We listened to this on a 13 hour trip up the coast with our children, ages 13, 10 and 7. Although there are some areas of foul language, the book captivated all but the youngest (age 7). There is some jumping around of the book, but different voices help you to keep track of it. Very nicely done!

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    Mark LITLLE COMPTON, RI, USA 10-11-05
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    "All Time Classic!"

    Ender's Game is one of the all time great Science Fiction stories ever written. It's one of those stories you need to experience, no one can really tell you about it. The story continues as a series of books as is mentioned in other reviews. It's right up there with pure Science Fiction classics like Issac Asimov's Foundation Series and Frank Hurbert's Dune Series and also Science Fiction/Fantasy classics like J.R. Tolkein's Lord of The Rings and Robert Jordan?s Wheel of Time Series. There are 8 stories in Mr. Card's series, they are as follows. Enders Game, Speaker For The Dead, Xenocide, Children of The Mind, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of The Hegemon, Shadow Puppets and Shadow of The Giant.

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    L. Travelers Rest, SC, United States 10-10-05
    L. Travelers Rest, SC, United States 10-10-05 Member Since 2005
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    "The First Step of Your Journey"

    Ender's Game is the first step of your journey through the series of books that have developed after it.

    Card proves his brilliance over and over, about people, places, motivations, etc.

    This is one of those rare books that has found a place in history as a true "Classic".

    The follow-up books keep getting better and better also, so save your pennies, you'll get caught up in the series and end up owning them all.

    I own an autographed copy of the original book, but as Card says in this series of Audio books, "They should be 'Heard' being read by professional narrators".. so even if you own the books, the Audio-books are even better.

    I hope the pending movie does the book justice.

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    Jason Louisville, KY, USA 09-08-05
    Jason Louisville, KY, USA 09-08-05
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    "Awesome"

    This book is awesome, by far the best cience fiction I have ever read, once you start listing to this book you will not want to turn it off

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    Terry F 08-17-05
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    "One of my favorite sci-fi stories"

    Great story, a must read for any sci-fi fan.

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    Sam Saginaw, TX, United States 07-29-05
    Sam Saginaw, TX, United States 07-29-05 Member Since 2002
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    "One of the Best Sci Fi books I've read"

    This is one of my new favorite books. Scott Card puts so many elements into Enders Game that it seems real. I have also read several other of the Ender's Game series books and loved every one. I would recomend this book to anyone! If you have not listened to it or read it...I recommend you get it right now!

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    Jack USA 07-21-05
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    "Great"

    Normally I only read non-fiction. I was so hooked on The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches by Robert Stanek that I snatched up Ender's Game as soon as I saw it on my recommended list. I never knew listening to fiction could be so much fun!

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