The Enderverse
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  • 1
    Earth Unaware | Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

    Earth Unaware

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    The beginning- or a plot filler

    Earth unaware is a prequel to the Ender series and I guess the listener/ reader could begin with this series and then move on to Ender Games; but ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2014 by D (corona, ca United States)
  • 2
    Earth Afire | Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

    Earth Afire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

    Wow, that was disapointing.

    This book did not work for me, it feels like one of those books written years later by the talentless sons of a great author, similar to the Dune book..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2013 by Cory (EUREKA, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Earth Awakens: The First Formic War, Book 3 | Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

    Earth Awakens: The First Formic War, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

    Sets the Stage for Ender's Game

    Powerful ending, gets you charged for the Second Formic War! Keep in mind, there is still one more war before Ender - but the story concludes with a b..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2014 by Chuck (Fairborn, OH United States)
  • 4
    The Swarm | Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

    The Swarm

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Vikas Adam, Stephen Hoye, and others
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    The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the solar system's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system.

    Very good, just hope we can finish the saga

    Once again, the story is addictive. I just hope we can get to the end in less than 3 years.

    Reviewed on August 03 2016 by GWcritic ()
  • 4.5
    First Meetings: In the Enderverse | Orson Scott Card

    First Meetings: In the Enderverse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
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    First Meetings is a collection of three novellas (plus the original "Ender's Game") that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

    Great for fans (please stop the music)

    Great stuff for fans, but definitely not a place to start with Ender (well, the original novella is a great place to start, but that's just a third of..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2007 by Erik N (Austin, TX United States)
  • 4.75
    Pretty Boy | Orson Scott Card

    Pretty Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    How do you systematically destroy a child with love? It's not something that any parent aspires to do, yet a surprising number come perilously close to achieving it.

    Goes Nowhere

    I was very disappointed by this short story. I thought it would give some insight into how Bonzo Madrid turned out the way he did. Nope. It had alm..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 23 2007 by C. F Fulbright (San Francisco, CA USA)
  • 5
    Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay | Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Full Cast Recording
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    Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

    A fresh new way to enjoy the story

    This is an interesting change from the typical way a story is told, with a narrator describing what is going on and also performing the character dial..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2013 by Amazon Customer (Kirkland, WA, United States)
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    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition | Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    6 titles in the series so far

    Ender's Game is one of the best sci-fi books written.
    However, I'm mainly writing this review to make others
    aware that there are actually..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2003 by Kapila (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
  • 5.5
    A War of Gifts: An Ender Story | Orson Scott Card

    A War of Gifts: An Ender Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At Battle School, there is only one purpose, only one curriculum: the strategy and tactics of war. The children are drawn from all nations, all races, all religions. There is no room for cultural differences, no room for religious observances, and certainly no room for Santa Claus.

    dialogue is great and hysterical at times

    This was the last book for me in the Ender series. It is a brief book, and of all the others stories in the series, this one adds the least. Actually,..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2011 by David (Frederick, MD)
  • 6
    Ender's Shadow | Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    Totally Card

    I usually hate "Companion Series" books, they usually seem to decline in entertainment value after the original book (Enders Game, in this case), espe..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 10 2005 by L. (Travelers Rest, SC, United States)
  • 7
    Shadow of the Hegemon | Orson Scott Card

    Shadow of the Hegemon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

    Great book, poor transfer

    I have read five other books in this series, and Shadow of the Hegemon is yet another great story, that I highly recommend. If you have listened to a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2008 by Michael (Palm Harbor, FL, USA)
  • 8
    Shadow Puppets | Orson Scott Card

    Shadow Puppets

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

    Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

    The usually exciting Enderverse gets tedious

    I would say that listening was time well spent. But not because the book was great or greatly interesting. I saw it as merely a stepping stone to ge..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 16 2012 by Kadi (Woodlawn, TN, United States)
  • 9
    Shadow of the Giant | Orson Scott Card

    Shadow of the Giant

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

    Enderverse

    The Enderverse

    This is my favorite science fiction series. The characters are easy to identify with, and you will find yourself sucked in..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2005 by Joe (Sacramento, CA, USA)
  • 10
    Ender in Exile | Orson Scott Card

    Ender in Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Andrew Wiggin is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.

    A Change of Perspective

    First off, I pretty much read anything by OSC from books, essays, etc. The Ender & Shadow Series have always been my favorites.

    &q..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 14 2008 by Joshua (Redmond, WA, United States)
  • 11
    Speaker for the Dead | Orson Scott Card

    Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    The Enderverse

    This is my favorite science fiction series. The characters are easy to identify with, and you will find yourself sucked into this imaginary universe, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2005 by Joe (Sacramento, CA, USA)
  • 12
    Xenocide | Orson Scott Card

    Xenocide

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

    full of passion

    Xenocide is perhaps the most overtly philosophical of the Ender Wiggin series so far. But the philosophy in the book serves a purpose to move the sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2004 by David (Longmont, CO, USA)
  • 13
    Children of the Mind | Orson Scott Card

    Children of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

    2 Clear Schools of thought.

    Reading the reviews, I found two prevailing views. "Bravo" and "Boo!". Little in between. The "Bravo"'s enjoyed a thoughtful and insightful tale te..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2005 by EFH52 ()
  • 14
    Shadows in Flight | Orson Scott Card

    Shadows in Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
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    At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

    Great Build Up, and then Just Ends

    I have loved all the Ender and Shadow series book so far. I'm reading (listening) to them in chronological order and I have thoroughly enjoying them. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2013 by Brittani (OMAHA, NEBRASKA, United States)
  • Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game | Orson Scott Card (editor)

    Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card (editor)
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, Janis Ian, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic. In Ender’s World almost two dozen writers offer new perspectives on the 1985 novel, along with insights gleaned from other Ender stories that fit within the Ender’s Game chronology. In addition, military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and Captain John Schmitt offer insight into the human-Formic war.

    Just let Stefan Rudnicki read... Seriously.

    I've read and listened to the entire Ender cannon... So, when another book comes up I have to read it, if only to "complete" the series. If you love a..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2013 by Matt Z (Penn State U.)
  • Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show | Orson Scott Card, David Farland, Tim Pratt, James Maxey, David Lubar, Eric James Stone, Ty Franck, Scott M. Roberts, Peter Orullian, Rachel Ann Dryden

    Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, David Farland, Tim Pratt, and others
    • Narrated By J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, and others
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    Best-selling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories.

    Do Angels have nipples and belly buttons?

    YOU TRY TO HURT ME, BUT I WILL NOT BE HURT
    This has 20 stories, of which I loved seven. Most of the rest I did not like. With the exception of Car..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2016 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
  • Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show: Big Book of SF Novelettes | Orson Scott Card, Edward R. Schubert (editor)

    Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show: Big Book of SF Novelettes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Edward R. Schubert (editor)
    • Narrated By Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Too long to be a short story, too short to be a novel - welcome to the surprisingly potent world of the novelette. The award-winning magazine Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show has been an online haven for this powerful form of storytelling since 2005. Now its editors have selected their all-time favorite science fiction novelettes from the magazine's eight-year history and reprinted them together in one big book of listening pleasure.

    Good, not Great

    The stories were good and for the price worth the money. But I expected more.

    Reviewed on March 30 2016 by Fr. John Hill (Lubbock, TX United States)