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Ender's Game Audiobook

Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

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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

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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    Robert United States 04-27-11
    Robert United States 04-27-11 Member Since 2017
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    "It was ok"

    It was ok. I think it has definitely been overhyped too much over the years. I tried to read it a couple of times years ago but for some reason I never was able to finish it. The idea of training a little boy for a future war is definitely intriguing, however some plot points did not make sense to me. I found it hard to believe that the entire earth would put their fate into the hands of a little boy to save them. I did like how Ender was portrayed. He did feel like a little boy to me. HIs thoughts and language were all of a little boy who starts off scared and turns into a military commander. Not sure if I will continue to read the rest of the series but I was glad I was able to complete it and put it on my "complete" shelf after so many years! I thought the narration was great however.

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    D. Wong Ridgewood, NJ United States 04-07-11
    D. Wong Ridgewood, NJ United States 04-07-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "Original, Spell-binding and a Masterpiece"

    Just returned from a long 10 hour drive for business and would be willing to drive another 10 hours if the audio book had more story. This book will defy your expectations of sci-fi as it is great stand-alone literature. The combination of the audio performance and story itself results a life-enriching literary/theatrical experience.

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    Steve Brea, CA, United States 04-06-11
    Steve Brea, CA, United States 04-06-11
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    "Very well done..."

    I was extremely happy with this audio version of the classic Ender's Game. The voice of the main character took a bit of time to get into but I eventually accepted it as Ender. I could listen to this one over and over.

    The extra portion from Orson Scott Card at the end of the story was great as well. Highly recommended.

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    R. Bidwell Bradenton, Fl United States 03-14-11
    R. Bidwell Bradenton, Fl United States 03-14-11 Listener Since 2004
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    "Captivating"

    Orson Scott Card put a postscript in this audible version of Ender's Game. Although I would have liked to listen to it first, it would have made little sense until the novel had been heard. The evolution of the book, including through short story and screenplay, are fascination insights into why some authors seem to write for the "silver screen" when they put a novel together.

    Altogether enjoyable and captivating--too soon over and hard to put away.

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    Dan 03-06-11
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    "Entertaining - Great for Kids & Adults too"

    Although book targeted at kids... it was engaging & thought provoking for me too.

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    Lisa 03-04-11
    Lisa 03-04-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Recommended"

    I enjoyed this. It was an intriguing, cleverly written story, well read. It didn't hold me in suspense at any point and I didn't miss the characters after the novel was finished, which is why I didn't give it 5 stars. Also the fact that the characters were 6, 10, and 12, and conversed like 40 year-olds forced me time and again to consciously suspend my disbelief. I've had to do that before in Scifi and Fantasy. I wonder why they don't just make their protagonists 2 years old and be done with it. Then at least the nagging "but a 2 year old can't argue politics" aspect would be too silly to actually bug me.

    Anyway, glad I read it (or listened to it)!

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    So Fain Atlanta, GA 03-02-11
    So Fain Atlanta, GA 03-02-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Best Sci-fi Book of All Time!"

    Best sci-fi that I have ever read and this audiobook's production does the book justice. This is a must-read for me and I cannot recommend it any more strongly. Great book! Good narration. Would give it 6 stars if I could!

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    Vivian 03-01-11
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    "Fabulous"

    This is a great story with captivating narration. I highly recommend this audio book.

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    Suzanne Bertussi United States 03-01-11
    Suzanne Bertussi United States 03-01-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Science-Fiction book I have ever read."

    Orson Scott Card has yet to fail me in his books. Ender kept me wondering what would happen next, and I plan to continue on in the series. I love that this kid is the most powerful underdog in the universe. You would expect a book about a child to read as if it were intended for children, but it is too powerful a story to be considered a children's book, although my kids would probably enjoy it as well.
    I also liked the different voices for the narration; it really brought the characters to life.

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    Aileen Armidale, Australia 02-25-11
    Aileen Armidale, Australia 02-25-11
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    "Enjoyable listen"

    I enjoyed this audiobook, despite the huge flaws I thought were obvious. I am pretty astonished at the reverence shown towards the book, since many elements of it are quite silly and reveal some limitations and ineptitudes. Politically, the message is facile. The plot and writing are average to poor. The children, for example, are entirely unlike actual children, and the constant reference to their age tends to emphasize the authors lack of insight and ability. The characters are flat, the dialogue is wooden and the plot is clunky and leaky in construction.
    BUT I enjoyed it. I was engaged and interested, particularly when the plot focussed on Ender.
    The narration was good, with the notable exception of Valentine's character, whose pretensious style I found very grating.
    I would recommend this as an easy, relaxing listen which requires quite a bit of suspension of disbelief.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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