Ender's Game

Version: Unabridged
Author: Orson Scott Card
Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki , Harlan Ellison
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: October 2013
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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Reviews (33)

Enders game

Written by Anonymous from Newark, NJ on August 28th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Super exciting book. Fun read couldn't put it down.

Outstanding!

Written by imonthego2 on June 7th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Well written. Well read. Kept me curious. Just enough of a scifi experience without having to relearn the English language. Moved at a good pace without being overloading or boring. This is my 2nd Card book...both were outstanding! Next will be the Ender's Shadow series.

Lots of battles

Written by Anonymous from Hemet, CA on October 8th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book because it had lots of action. It did seem to have an awful lot of battles with just a slight variation from a prior scene and also the personal conflicts with other characters seemed to have similarities that I started to find somewhat tedious. It other ways the book was very original and differed from any other science fiction novels I have read. For one, the main character was a young boy who spent very little time on Earth or other planets. It resembled a present day military school novel, but with new technology.

Like this stuff

Written by Stars Over Texas on December 22nd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Read this book first - well done - would not hesitate to listen again. Sci-Fi but good social and relationship interaction. Highly recommend. .

Ender's Game

Written by Eugene Wade from Hendersonville, NC on June 20th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I did not enjoy this book. It was too long and repetitive to get to a point. It was like leap before you look.

Ender's Game

Written by Susan B from El Paso, TX on May 18th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic! I read this as a young adult, and decided to re-visit it after some 20 years. It is just as great as I remember. It offers something for everyone. My husband listened, as well as my teenage son. It can be enjoyed by every age group, but I don't recommend it for kids under 14. It can be read strictly as a sci-fi action novel, but you can also get drawn into the political commentary and the foreshadowing of books and stories to come. Ender is a compelling character with a complex personality.

Ender's Game

Written by Anonymous from Kennesaw, GA on February 1st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the best works of sci-fi ever. The book is well read and you may want to stay after the story to hear the author's comments. Although a bit dated as to making it movie, they are very interesting.

Fascinating

Written by Mary Price on October 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It has been a while since I have been this taken with a book. The story was fascinating, beautifully written and supurbly read, what more could you want. I will be looking for more books by this author.

Shoulda...

Written by Mrs. Morgan in Az on September 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I wish I had picked up Orson Scott Card earlier in my life. I was very pleasantly surprised at his story telling talents. I heard he was good but it was more than that. It was refreshing. Definitely on the way to becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Definitely read this book it may start slowly but as it goes on you can see just how thorough Card is at developing his characters. You fall completely into their world and really get to know them. Amazingly well! It was a great escape listening to Ender's Game I finished this one in record time simply because I couldn't turn it off!

Ender's Game

Written by Talmadge V Vessels Jr from Petaluma, CA on September 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

So Ender's Game is to become a MOVIE? That should be something to see. The story is a compelling read, the characters and scenes are clearly enough defined to allow your imagination to build Ender's world, though some of his brother's actions feel overly graphic, it is the reader's mind that adds the blood and gore -- it is not a children's bedtime story, but it is a worthwhile read. T. V. Vessels, Jr. - author.

Author Details

Author Details

Card, Orson Scott

Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is a prolific and best-selling author of numerous genres.

Card's launch in the publishing industry was with science fiction (Hot Sleep and Capitol) and later fantasy (Songmaster). He remains best known for the seminal Ender's Game, which has been among the most popular sci-fi novels ever since its publication in 1985. Both Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead were awarded both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, making Card the first author to win both of sci-fi's top prizes in consecutive years.

He has since branched out into contemporary fiction, such as , Treasure Box and Enchantment. Other works demonstrating his versatility include the novelization of the James Cameron film The Abyss, the alternate histories The Tales of Alvin Maker and Pastwatch, and Robota, a collaboration with Star Wars artist Doug Chiang.

His writing is dominated by detailed characterization and moral issues. As Card says, "We care about moral issues, nobility, decency, happiness, goodness�the issues that matter in the real world, but which can only be addressed, in their purity, in fiction."

Some of his novels, for example Stone Tables, about the life of the Biblical prophet Moses; his Women of Genesis trilogy; The Folk Of The Fringe stories; and Saints, about Latter-day Saint pioneers, have explicit religious themes. In his other writings, the influence of his Mormon beliefs is less obvious; Card's Homecoming and Alvin Maker sagas are partly retellings of the Book of Mormon and the life of LDS founder Joseph Smith, Jr.

Card was born in Richland, Washington; raised in California, Arizona, and Utah; served an LDS mission in Brazil; graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah; and now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. He and his wife Kristine are the parents of five children: Geoffrey (a published author in his own right), Emily (who adapted his short story "A Sepulchre of Songs" to the stage in Posing as People), Charlie Ben, Zina Margaret, and Erin Louisa. The children are named for the authors Chaucer, Bront� and Dickinson, Dickens, Mitchell, and Alcott.

In addition to his novels and short stories, Card has had an active career as a nonfiction writer. During the 1980s he wrote many technical articles and columns, primarily for Compute!'s Gazette and Ahoy!, two magazines covering Commodore microcomputers. Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks Card began to write a weekly "War Watch" (later renamed "World Watch") column for the Greensboro Rhino Times which is archived on Card's website.