Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools. His most recent series, the young adult Pathfinder series (Pathfinder, Ruins, Visitors) and the fantasy Mithermages series (Lost Gate, Gate Thief, Gatefather) are taking readers in new directions.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts, including his "freshened" Shakespeare scripts for Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, where his primary activities are writing a review column for the local Rhinoceros Times and feeding birds, squirrels, chipmunks, possums, and raccoons on the patio.

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    • Ender's Game

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    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,015
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,550
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    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Enderverse

    • By Joe on 06-13-05

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    • Speaker for the Dead

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,645
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,513
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    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared...

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    • The Enderverse

    • By Joe on 06-13-05

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    • Xenocide

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901
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    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • full of passion

    • By David on 06-13-04

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    • The Lost Gate

    • Mithermages, Book 1
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,903
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    Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Card doing what he does best.

    • By joshua on 01-05-11

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    • Ender's Shadow

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The human race is at war with the "Buggers", an insect-like alien race....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Card

    • By L. on 10-10-05

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    • Children of the Mind

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    Children of the Mind is the fourth and final volume in the original Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card, winner of the Hugo and Nebula award....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2 Clear Schools of thought.

    • By EFH52 on 01-03-05

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    • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Full Cast Recording
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fresh new way to enjoy the story

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-13

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    • Shadow of the Hegemon

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,389

    Ender's Game told the story of the boy "Ender" Wiggin and his hard-won victory over an alien race...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor transfer

    • By Michael Kowalski on 09-24-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Ender in Exile

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,081
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Change of Perspective

    • By Joshua on 11-14-08

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    • Earth Unaware

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,616

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The beginning- or a plot filler

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-22-14

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