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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

Critic Reviews

  • 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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  • Anthony
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • 09-30-08

Great Audio Book - Very close to Written feel

I thoroughly enjoyed this book I have to say. I have read it several times and was interested to see what this would be like. It felt genuine and authentic if you get my drift. The use of multiple narrators really helped and I got a real sense of the book and how I originally read it in my head.

I would definately recommend this for a long plane ride, I listed to this on parts of the Inca trail in Peru and on the flight back. Simply excellent.

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A great introduction to science fiction

I don't normally read/listen to science fiction but I may do more now that I have listened to this book. I really enjoyed it!

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Ender

Very entertaining production. Great narration, though I got a little confused keeping the voices all straight.

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So nicely done

I know this review is short however this book is so nicely done. I normally do not go out of my way to write reviews.
Very well created story line with just enough secondary story lines to keep things interesting. I can't wait for the movie although I do not think it will capture enders thoughts and feelings as good as the book. I'll definitely go see it.

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Good narration

The narration of Ender's Game was good, but the story itself, I believe, is better suited for a young adult listener (middle school / early high school), which I am not.

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  • Rebecca
  • Van Alstyne, TX, USA
  • 08-21-08

great

This was a very enjoyable audiobook. I thought I had found a series I could become immersed in, but some of the other books in the series did not live up to the original. This one, however, was great

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Surprised

I didn't really expect much from this book despite previous reviews. I was quite pleasantly surprised and was sucked into it right away. I like this one a lot. The narration is quite well done.

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Great book very well read

I finished this book in 2 days. It such a great book. I'm downloading "Speaker" right now. This is the first science fiction book I read and I'll continue reading the genre.

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  • Ashley
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • 06-22-08

Great audio book

This is my first audio book and it was a great choice. The story is good and I found the narration easy to listen to. This is a great story for all people even if you don't like Science Fiction stories. I am just trying to decide if I want to go with the "Shadow" series or move on to Speaker of the Dead.

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  • Lenny
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • 05-31-08

Ender, 1st in my book...

Rarely does a book have you within just a few pages. The production was phenomenal. The folks reading this book were simply outstanding. Fantastic read; worth one's time