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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

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  • 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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Great premise with great narration

Stefan Rudnicki has become one of my favourite narrators after listening to Ender's Game. His delivery and voices really help to create an image in my mind that is exciting and dramatic, while still being my own.
He needs good material to work with though, and Ender's Game is fantastic. A brilliant premise that kept me up at night listening to just a little bit more, and a little bit more.
Highly recommended.

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  • Jorden
  • DrontenNetherlands
  • 08-15-09

Enjoyable read

I enjoyed reading/listening to Ender's Game. The story is fast paced and original. The narrators are pleasant to listen to.

At the end of the book I did not feel having read one of the best sci fi books out there. The story only focuses on the kid Ender, while I prefer much bigger and epic stories about new worlds and societies.

Ender's Game is a good read, but did not leave me in awe like some stories do.

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I started on part 2 :O

I exedently started on part 2...
And I loved the story :D
So now i'm racking my head, Because the story was fantastic!
Seeing as how this book is great even with 6 hours missing, Says allot!

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  • Kevin
  • Libertyville, IL, USA
  • 07-19-09

Good book

I liked the character development and the complexity around Ender. I thought that it was going to be something of a kids book, but it was not

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I picked this book up in high school and never finished it for some reason, but this time I couldn't stop listening. I really like how he made his super smart character feel so very relatable. Very interesting story.

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A Must Read!

Books like this make it easy to enjoy science-fiction. Great characters, great plot, great storytelling. I'm not sure how he did it, but describing the tactics and 'game' of the battle school, Card made it come to life in my head.

Narration was excellent!

Author interview at the end is pretty good. Will have to read the Foundation series by Asimov next, based on Card's review of it. I like it when the author seems like a down-to-earth kind of guy.

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Although I've listened to numerous Audible selections, I've never felt more compelled to write a positive review. All I can say is...well done...well done. A credit well spent!

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The best audio book I've listened to. Well written story, wonderful characters and excellent pace. Narration is exceptional. The multiple voices/accents contribute to the great storytelling.

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  • Patrick
  • East Stroudsburg, PA, USA
  • 06-18-09

Okay, I'm hooked - now help!

I took the advice of all you readers and bought this book and it is amazing. I am hooked, but I need some help - Will someone please post the order in which these books should be read - I just finished Ender's Game.

Thank you!

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Uncle O's Best work

Even if you only like sci-fi a bit this title is a must listen. A great beginning; to arguably the best series. Even though the topic is about children this story is for all ages.