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Ender's Game Audiobook

Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

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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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    Gareth Angels Camp, CA, USA 03-07-07
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    "Powerful writing- Use caution"

    Make sure you're sitting down, not operating heavy machinery, driving, etc. for the conclusion of this story.

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    Robin Lakeland, FL, USA 03-04-07
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    "Great!"

    Classic Sci-Fi...loved it!

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    Amazon Customer 03-01-07 Member Since 2007
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    "What a pleasure"

    It's been many years since I first read this wonderful novel! The quality of the narration brings the book to life! Make you look forward to the next long car trip!

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    hack Marietta, GA United States 02-22-07
    hack Marietta, GA United States 02-22-07 Member Since 2006

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    "wow"

    I wish I had heard of this book sooner. I hated for it to end. I will definitely download some of the other titles in the series.

    Very entertaining!!!

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    Chris Martinez St. Louis, MO 02-09-07
    Chris Martinez St. Louis, MO 02-09-07 Listener Since 2004
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    "Classic book, give it a listen"

    I read this book when I was in high school, and the audiobook definitely does it justice. My girlfriend listened to this and really enjoyed it too, and she likes some, but not much sci-fi stuff. She really enjoyed it, wound up listening to it in about 5 days and can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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    Ross Mosinee, WI, United States 12-24-06
    Ross Mosinee, WI, United States 12-24-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Best of the Best"

    I have just finished listening to the 20th anniversary edition for the 3rd time. In a matter of a few years i never get tired of hearing the book that spurred a revelation of new interest into the series for me.

    This book encompasses adventure, military prowess, in which Orson Scott Card shows the dynamics behind well trained soldiers and in his mind, the perfect military commanding force. He also shows the detriment of putting such command in the hands of a single person.

    Ender starts off as a small boy at the age of 6, he slowly grows through his trials and tribulations of life. After becoming accepted to Battle School and having older kids already acknowledge his brilliance in his ability to learn and adapt quickly, he determines to make no one ever underestimate and take advantage of him again. While he attempts to do this peacefully every time he encounters trouble, he is forced to use the power that he holds in his mind and body to solve his problems. Between his knowledge of strategy and his ability to know that if he does not hurt deep he will be attacked again, he exposes himself to his own conscience.

    Best first-series read for me to date. Could not set this one down, read it in two days this last time. Simply awe inspiring.

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    JP Vic NE, Ohio - USA 12-19-06
    JP Vic NE, Ohio - USA 12-19-06 Member Since 2011

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    "Best series/series"

    This is perhaps my alltime favorte book and series. I do hope they make the movie (lots of talk but no action).

    Even though it is Sci/fi and 20 years old, the technology in this book is not dated. Too many sci/fi focus on the tech but tech is not a major part of this story. It allows the story to happen but nothing more.



    If you enjoyed this series, then you might also like Bujold's -Vorkosigan series.

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    Susan Victoria, BC, Canada 12-06-06
    Susan Victoria, BC, Canada 12-06-06
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    "Loved it!"

    This is an engaging, well narrated, well told story.

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    Waterbourne 11-28-06
    Waterbourne 11-28-06
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    "ender rocks"

    best novel of all time.

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    Frank Baltimore, MD, USA 10-13-06
    Frank Baltimore, MD, USA 10-13-06
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    "A classic"

    Excellent book. As sci-fi classic. Narrator added a good sense of atmosphere. A 'must hear.'

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