Ender's Game
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    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition | Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer-simulated war games at the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender is the result of decades of genetic experimentation, Earth's attempt to make the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy. Ender Wiggin is six-years-old when it begins. He will grow up fast. This, the special 20th Anniversary Edition, includes an original postscript written and recorded by Orson Scott Card himself.

    You've go to read this!

    You are unfamiliar with the master that is Orson Scott Card, then you must get this! It may be a science fiction type setting but the story is much mo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 June 2005 by V. S. ()
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    Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay | Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Full Cast Recording
    Overall
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    Performance
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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.

    Could have been great. Was only okay.

    Ender's Game is a fantastic story to begin with and with the author writing the dramatisation it means all the important bits are left in.

    Reviewed on 03 November 2013 by HR ()
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    Speaker for the Dead | Orson Scott Card

    Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    Probably my favourite book ever

    This audio book amazed me. It follows on from Enders Game but is a vast departure from that story in both style and content. Listening to this book is..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 June 2005 by V. S. ()
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    Xenocide | Orson Scott Card

    Xenocide

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Good but not exceptionable.

    After listening to so speaker for the dead I had to get this one. It was OK, nothing got to too excited and parts could have been fleshed out more esp..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 October 2016 by Nick Long (Ireland)
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    Children of the Mind | Orson Scott Card

    Children of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein
    Overall
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    Story
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    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.

    A fitting ending...

    Although the concluding book in the series, this was primarily a sequel to the storylines in Xenocide, with both books initially being conceived as on..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 June 2009 by Peter (Beulah, United Kingdom)
  • First Meetings: In the Enderverse | Orson Scott Card

    First Meetings: In the Enderverse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
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    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.

    A Treat For Fans Of The Enderverse

    This is Scott Card?s short story telling at its best, typical Scott Card, which is good news for his fans. You are treated to a Scott Card dissertatio..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 October 2005 by Adrian ()
  • A War of Gifts: An Ender Story | Orson Scott Card

    A War of Gifts: An Ender Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
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    Performance
    (18)
    Story
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    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.

    Didn't need telling

    This offered very little value to the Enderverse. A great production but such a shallow boring story. Barely worth the credit.

    Reviewed on 05 March 2015 by Matthew Thompson (Maidenhead, UK)
  • Ender in Exile | Orson Scott Card

    Ender in Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, and others
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    The final chapter

    If like me you have read all the books in this series from Enders Game, through to children of the mind then you will be left wondering about the yea..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 April 2014 by Roberto (Coventry, United Kingdom)