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Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that re-imagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

Ender’s Game Alive puts you into Battle School with young Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, as he trains to become the general who will lead Earth against the Formics, the alien “buggers”. Removed from his family at the age of six, Ender must prove his strength and his leadership, even as he fights his own doubts. The stakes are nothing less than the fate of humankind.

Ender's Game Alive is performed by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast.

Original Score by John Rubinstein • Valentine’s Theme by Janis Ian
Additional music and arrangements by Mark Mitchell

©2013 Orson Scott Card (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Nice teaser...

STORY (futuristic sci-fi) - Ender's Game is the story of a young genius boy's training in Battle School. He is Earth's greatest hope of surviving an invasion by the Buggers. There are four free chapters of Ender's Game Alive, which together total about 1 1/2 hours. They will take you basically through Ender's initial encounters in Battle School so you will get an idea about the story and performance but, obviously, the story is just beginning and the cool stuff is yet to come!

PERFORMANCE - I listened to the regular version of Ender's Game in its entirety before I listened to these four chapters. Both versions are good, but I like this Alive version slightly better than what I listened to. It has sound effects and more voices, etc. Unfortunately, both versions have adults reading the roles of children, but they're still good performances.

OVERALL - I'd recommend listening to these four teasers and then the sample of the regular Ender's Game before you decide which version you want to hear, but you should definitely listen to the story. I think any audience - male, female, young, old - will enjoy it immensely. There's no sex or cursing, but there is some violence between the students in Battle School.

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  • Susannah
  • Corona, CA, United States
  • 10-24-13

Loving it! Theatre of the Mind, is right!

If you could sum up FREE Ender's Game Alive, Chapter 3 in three words, what would they be?

Best Version Yet!

What other book might you compare FREE Ender's Game Alive, Chapter 3 to and why?

None. I've never heard anything like it.

Have you listened to any of Full Cast Recording’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, but not this intricate. I liked Zorro a few years back with Val Kilmer, but it was a much shorter program. This is an event.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. Thinking of doing an Ender's Game Alive full day PARTY!

Any additional comments?

Keep doing these.

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