The Enderverse

21 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 117,246 ratings

Earth Unaware Publisher's Summary

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.

©2012 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Earth Unaware

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The beginning- or a plot filler

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-22-14

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • Earth Afire

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,175

    One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is why I enjoy Orson Scott Card's work

    • By SAMA on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • Earth Awakens

    • The First Formic War, Book 3
    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,895
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

    Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sets the Stage for Ender's Game

    • By Chuck on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 4

    • The Swarm

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Vikas Adam, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597

    The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the solar system's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely happy

    • By Katy Troe on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4.5

    • First Meetings

    • In the Enderverse
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 995
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 998

    First Meetings is a collection of three novellas (plus the original "Ender's Game") that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for fans (please stop the music)

    • By Erik N on 05-21-07

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 4.75

    • Pretty Boy

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    How do you systematically destroy a child with love? It's not something that any parent aspires to do, yet a surprising number come perilously close to achieving it.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Goes Nowhere

    • By C. F Fulbright on 05-23-07

    Regular price: $4.95

  • Book 5

    • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Full Cast Recording
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581

    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 reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fresh new way to enjoy the story

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-13
    • Ender's Game

    • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,567
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,792

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Enderverse

    • By Joe on 06-13-05
  • Book 5.5

    • A War of Gifts

    • An Ender Story
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 785

    At Battle School, there is only one purpose, only one curriculum: the strategy and tactics of war. The children are drawn from all nations, all races, all religions. There is no room for cultural differences, no room for religious observances, and certainly no room for Santa Claus.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • dialogue is great and hysterical at times

    • By David on 10-30-11
  • Book 6

    • Ender's Shadow

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,097
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,142

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Card

    • By L. on 10-10-05
  • Book 7

    • Shadow of the Hegemon

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,835
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,191

    Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor transfer

    • By Michael Kowalski on 09-24-08
  • Book 8

    • Shadow Puppets

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,277

    Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

    Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The usually exciting Enderverse gets tedious

    • By Kadi on 08-16-12
  • Book 9

    • Shadow of the Giant

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,990
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006

    Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enderverse

    • By Joe on 06-13-05
  • Book 10

    • Ender in Exile

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711

    Andrew Wiggin is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Change of Perspective

    • By Joshua on 11-14-08
  • Book 11

    • Speaker for the Dead

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,010
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,928
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,994

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Enderverse

    • By Joe on 06-13-05
  • Book 12

    • Xenocide

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,577
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,600

    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • full of passion

    • By David on 06-13-04
  • Book 13

    • Children of the Mind

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,081
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,119

    The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2 Clear Schools of thought.

    • By EFH52 on 01-03-05

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 14

    • Shadows in Flight

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,957
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972

    At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Build Up, and then Just Ends

    • By Monee on 01-21-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ender’s World

    • Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game
    • By: Orson Scott Card (editor)
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Janis Ian, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic. In Ender’s World almost two dozen writers offer new perspectives on the 1985 novel, along with insights gleaned from other Ender stories that fit within the Ender’s Game chronology. In addition, military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and Captain John Schmitt offer insight into the human-Formic war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just let Stefan Rudnicki read... Seriously.

    • By Matt Z on 04-02-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show

    • By: Orson Scott Card, David Farland, Tim Pratt, and others
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    Best-selling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Varied collection, but overall enjoyable

    • By Timothy on 08-27-09

    Regular price: $23.07

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