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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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    Kathleen Lewisville, TX, USA 10-01-04
    Kathleen Lewisville, TX, USA 10-01-04
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    "Marginal Story"

    I just finished Ender's Game. Not impressed.
    To qualify my review I should state I may have lost my imagination for sci-fi and fiction 20 years ago. The review above states 'Ender's game is believed by some to be the best science fiction book ever written'. I find Some to be misleading, Some could only be a minority. I totally disagree.
    The author wastes hours belating the characterisics of the three main characters to the extent of boring. I found the story shallow. It is creative, but not touching. The impact of the story is disc 9, listen to disc 1, 2, and 3, then skip to 6 and 7, then to 9.
    Mr. Card has attempted to write sci-fi with a humanitarian view of how people treat others. His point could be successful if his sci-fi were not so totally lame and waste hours getting to the point.
    I will not read any more in his series.

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    John HawthornAustralia 09-30-04
    John HawthornAustralia 09-30-04
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    "Ender's wondrous new/old world"

    This is one of the best books I have read (listened to) It creates a quite new yet very human world and raises fascinating new choices for people with different technology and stage of human development. The audio experience enhanced the story. The foresight of Card is demonstrated by his description, prior to the development of the web, of how the 'net' becomes a powerful social force, prone to being influenced by writers we now call bloggers.

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    Julian Jamberoo, N/A, Australia 09-23-04
    Julian Jamberoo, N/A, Australia 09-23-04
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    "Enders Game"

    Do not normally read sci fi, but i thought i would try something different and really enjoyed the book.

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    Kay 09-23-04
    Kay 09-23-04
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    "Escape"

    I love this book! It's such a wonderful escape from everyday doldrums. Ender is endearing!

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    August WASHINGTON, DC, USA 09-20-04
    August WASHINGTON, DC, USA 09-20-04 Member Since 2002
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    "Ender's Game"

    A great book, with lots of fantacy and while taking the reader through a great learning process.

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    Alan Pelham Manor, NY, USA 09-12-04
    Alan Pelham Manor, NY, USA 09-12-04
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    "What a story!!"

    When I read Ender's Game, I was amazed at all the different twists and turns in the story. Character development helped me to always have a clear picture of what was going on during the reading. This is by far, the best book I've ever read.

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    Steve G. Bjorg San Diego, CA USA 08-14-04
    Steve G. Bjorg San Diego, CA USA 08-14-04 Member Since 2014
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    "Too long for its conent"

    I liked the premise of Ender's Game, but the story moved way too slowly. It's really too bad since there were some very interesting characters, but they didn't receive enough time. Instead, we get an almost day-by-day account of Ender's life. It works for the first few chapters, but eventually it becomes too much. I dosed off a few times while listening and found that I no problem continuing even so I had no idea what had happened for the last 20 minutes. Not a good sign for information density. Also, we are never really given an opportunity to empathize with our strange world. Making worrying about its destruction difficult.

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    SoxFan Los Angeles, CA USA 08-14-04
    SoxFan Los Angeles, CA USA 08-14-04 Member Since 2007
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    "Wonderful if a touch dated"

    A fantastic book (but not as emotionally fulfilling as the sequel), dealing with alienation and wish fulfillment in a fast-moving and entertaining setting. One of the benchmark SF novels of all time.

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    Joo Chantilly, VA, USA 08-03-04
    Joo Chantilly, VA, USA 08-03-04 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best"

    Just listened to the entire book on my drive up to NYC and back. What a terrific book! I'm so glad I got it. What I've found lately is that the best Sci-Fi books use Sci-Fi as a backdrop to a bigger better story and not make Sci-Fi the real focus of it. Ender's Game does this very well. Ender is a terrific character. Although he is very much super human, he is still human. He is still a child. I highly recommend this book.

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    Chris H Iowa City, IA USA 07-25-04
    Chris H Iowa City, IA USA 07-25-04 Listener Since 2004
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    "Truly one of my favorite books. Ever"

    Upon completing this book, I found myself in an almost meditative state, with a few tears. I came to some deep conclusions about life and morality upon finishing this book.

    The writing is concise and flowing, and works beautifully. The book always left me with people and puzzles to ponder and care about. The book feels real. The author is a genius.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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