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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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    ADN Palo Alto, CA, USA 11-20-08
    ADN Palo Alto, CA, USA 11-20-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Satisfying"

    The narrator is very good. There is a bit of weird music at the beginning of chapters, but it is not distracting. There is also an afterword by Orson Scott Card at the end.

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    Wilfredo Queen Creek, AZ, United States 11-16-08
    Wilfredo Queen Creek, AZ, United States 11-16-08 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved it"

    I gobbled this audio book quickly. I consider this my introduction to Sci-Fi and now I'm searching for more books that will give me such a satisfying experience. Not only was the story totally engaging, but the narration team of this book, especially the lead narrator, made this a joy. Recommended for everyone, not just sci-fi fans.

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    Ram Aliso Veijo, CA, USA 11-10-08
    Ram Aliso Veijo, CA, USA 11-10-08
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    "Good story!"

    This book definitely took a while to get my full interest. It began a little slowly and seemed a little boring, but thankfully I continued to listen. By the end though, I realized just how well thought out this story was. It was a good story and well worth listening to. I wish I could give it a 4.5 rating!

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    James G TaurangaNew Zealand 10-27-08
    James G TaurangaNew Zealand 10-27-08
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    "One of the best books I have listened too"

    What can i say it is about a boy that is the ONE!!! that going to save earth. Im going to get all the book in the series beecouse i love this one so much. This first book is about him getting to go to a school for kids like him to learn how to fight but he is going to learn he is the one that is going to save earth and how good he is at his fate of being the ONE!!!!
    Perents that are going to buy this for there kids it is a book for pre-teens and up.

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    Jason Milton, ON, Canada 10-09-08
    Jason Milton, ON, Canada 10-09-08 Member Since 2012
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    "WONDEFUL"

    My first and so far, my FAVORITE sci-fi read. I can't wait to find many more like Ender's Game as soon as possible!!!

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    Jason Thomasville, NC, United States 10-03-08
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    "Brilliant"

    Reading Ender's Game was great, but this production is awesome. I was truly captivated.

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    Anthony Chicago, IL, USA 09-30-08
    Anthony Chicago, IL, USA 09-30-08
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    "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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    Nelson Mostow Cleveland ohio 09-20-08
    Nelson Mostow Cleveland ohio 09-20-08 Member Since 2011
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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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    Michael Martin Pittsford, New York, US 09-16-08
    Michael Martin Pittsford, New York, US 09-16-08 Member Since 2013
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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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    Nelson1240 09-02-08
    Nelson1240 09-02-08 Member Since 2013
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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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