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    • 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 1,589
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You've go to read this!

    • By V. S. on 17-06-05

    Regular price: £26.29

    • 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 701
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probably my favourite book ever

    • By V. S. on 23-06-05

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not exceptionable.

    • By Nick Long on 19-10-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • 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 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting ending...

    • By Peter on 19-06-09

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Audio rendition of an excellent book

    • By Giulio on 30-10-05

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 283
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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
    • A Return to Battle School.

    • By Sara on 21-07-09

    Regular price: £32.89

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Pathfinder

    • Book 1
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly enjoyable

    • By Inga on 06-02-11

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Pretty Boy

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Truth Glimpsed Through the Eyes of a Child

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-15

    Regular price: £4.79

    • 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 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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
    • Entertaining continuation of series

    • By Peter on 05-11-09

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Ender in Exile

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The final chapter

    • By Roberto on 02-04-14

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card Interview

    • By: Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Acclaimed science-fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, along with their shared audiobook producer and occasional narrator Stefan Rudnicki, discuss audiobooks and their works in a joint interview. The authors touch on their thoughts on audiobooks vs. print editions, the effect of technology on literature, religion, science, and many other fascinating topics sure to intrigue both Card and Bova fans, as well as all audiobook enthusiasts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To read or to listen

    • By Walter on 26-10-07

    Regular price: £0.00

    • The Worthing Saga

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every 10. Some created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Read. Would Highly Recommend

    • By Robert on 24-02-11

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • A Treat For Fans Of The Enderverse

    • By Adrian on 01-10-05

    Regular price: £20.29

    • 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 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply amazing

    • By Pigmanrocker on 27-08-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Red Prophet

    • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In this thrilling sequel to Seventh Son, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans. Alvin has discovered his own unique talent for making things whole again. Now he summons all his powers to prevent the tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully read

    • By Sarah on 11-12-17

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Sarah

    • Women of Genesis (A Novel)
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sarai was a child of 10 years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father's house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in 10 years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed. Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers. They were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater peril....

    Regular price: £23.39

    • Seventh Son

    • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost 4-star.

    • By Peter on 09-04-09

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Rachel & Leah

    • Woman of Genesis, Book 3
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this third volume of his Women of Genesis series, Orson Scott Card paints a vivid picture of the intertwined lives of four celebrated women. We meet Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family - or so it seems to Leah.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and very well read.

    • By Kindle Customer on 20-08-16

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Shadow of the Giant

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Let's me forgive the last two in the series.

    • By Peter on 02-12-09

    Regular price: £26.29

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