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Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay Performance

Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

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Audible Editor Reviews

With a full cast production, this highly-entertaining dramatization of the award-winning military science fiction story Ender's Game will wow fans as well as listeners new to this classic. Using an original screenplay written by Orson Scott Card himself, the audioplay takes listeners through Battle School with prodigy Ender Wiggin.

The cast fleshes out their characters with full personalities and motivations - in particular, the actors who portray the children at Battle School do a wonderful job in bringing out their precociousness and fading innocence. The action scenes are brisk and electrifying, and listeners will be swept up in the events of the story.

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2014

Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2014

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.

Ender’s Game Alive puts you into Battle School with young Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, as he trains to become the general who will lead Earth against the Formics, the alien "buggers". Removed from his family at the age of six, Ender must prove his strength and his leadership, even as he fights his own doubts. The stakes are nothing less than the fate of humankind.

Ender's Game Alive is performed by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast.

Directed by Gabrielle de Cuir

Original Score by John Rubinstein

Valentine's Theme by Janis Ian

Additional music and arrangements by Mark Mitchell

©2013 Orson Scott Card (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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What the Critics Say

“Listeners will feel surrounded by Card's sophisticated, high-stakes universe. With a stately musical score and video-game sound effects, this "re-imagined" production sticks close to the novel while offering listeners an entertaining new way to enjoy one of science fiction's best loved stories.” (AudioFile)

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    Kowonash 04-07-16
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    Amazing story! OSC is the best! This is the script the movie should have been based on!

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    Douglas O. Mapp II 03-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A jammed packed book that has a great cast. "

    Much better than I anticipated. I saw the movie 1st and this blew it away. Explains everything in detail and leaves no questions behind.

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    Edward 02-10-16
    Edward 02-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "original was better"

    shorter then the original but it was still a fun listen. every character having their own voice was a real treat.

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    Mr. Boffo Winnipeg, Canada 12-29-15
    Mr. Boffo Winnipeg, Canada 12-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "BOOKS STILL OUTSTRIP MOVIES"

    I remember reading the book many years ago, before the movie and thinking a film would be great. Well, the book is still great, the movie is anything but.

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    kellen socal 12-29-15
    kellen socal 12-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Revisiting Ender's Game"

    Overall, great. I disliked some of the parts added with Graff and co psychoanalyzing Ender. It felt like anvils being dropped on the reader. But overall, it's a great way to revisit a beloved book in a new way. I particularly liked the addition to some of the newer book. It makes Ender's Game feel more tied into the Enderverse created in the later books especially the first Formic war books.

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    Savdog Annapolis, MD United States 12-19-15
    Savdog Annapolis, MD United States 12-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hooked"

    This was my first Orson Scott Card book. And bottom line, I can't wait to read (or listen) to the next book in the series (and I mean that literally, as I've already started listening to the next one) . The voice acting was well done and very well cast, and certainly enhanced my enjoyment. However, it's the story, it's setting, and its many twists that I really found intriguing. I also appreciated the social commentary that seems to be present. It'll be interesting to see how that turns out as well.

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    Neil H 10-22-15
    Neil H 10-22-15
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    "A very good listen. However..."

    ...I'm sure that they could have found actors closer to the correct ages to portray the children. Or at least modulate the voices. The performances themselves were excellent, but their voices, dialog and mannerisms were not even remotely convincing - you can tell that the actors are in their late teens or 20s.
    The foley was meh, but that's OK, as it put the focus on the actors' performance, which was enough to carry the show. Some of the dialog that replace the narrator was a bit clumsy (Mind Game mostly), but it was necessary.

    Other than these two criticisms, as minor as they are, the show was a very enjoyable listen. I'd look forward to similar treatments of other Orson Scott Card novels.

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    Jonathan 09-26-15
    Jonathan 09-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Fullcast performance ruined by music interludes."

    I enjoyed the original work and the full cast version could have been as good, but was ruined for me by unneeded and seemingly random music interludes that stretched on interminably leaving me screaming at the player to just get on with the book.

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    S. Fix Culver City, CA United States 09-18-15
    S. Fix Culver City, CA United States 09-18-15

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    "AMAZING"

    really good book, well written. The "live" aspect was a strange take, but in its own way it's better than the original. Great casting as well

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    Alan 09-14-15
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    "Too much dead air"

    Overall I enjoyed it
    The one thing that bothered me was all the dead air and some sound effects were not done well

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