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    • Speaker for the Dead

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    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

    • 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 1,625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

    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

    • Xenocide

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    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 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • Folk of the Fringe

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Only a few nuclear weapons fell. But in the chaos of famine and plague, there existed a few pockets of order. The strongest of them was the state of Deseret. The climate has changed, and the lake has filled up. There, on the fringes, brave, hardworking pioneers are making the desert bloom again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mormon Minis

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 03-05-11

    Regular price: £0.00

    • 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

    • 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 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    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

    • Serenity Found

    • More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe
    • By: Jane Espenson - editor, Leah Wilson, Nathan Fillion, and others
    • Narrated by: Colby Elliott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Serenity Found takes the contents of Finding Serenity even further, exploring not just the show but the events of the film as well, to create an anthology that's even more thought-provoking, fascinating, and far-thinking than its predecessor.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • 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 112
    • 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

    • 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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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

    • Homebody

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A master craftsman, Don Lark could fix everything except what mattered, his own soul. After tragedy claimed the one thing he loved, he began looking for dilapidated houses to buy, renovate, and resell at a profit, giving these empty shells the second chance at life he denied himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Card in King country!

    • By Andy Parsons on 21-02-07

    Regular price: £0.00

    • An Open Book

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Orson Scott Card
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender's Game, Lost Boys, and the Alvin Maker series, did not originally plan to write fiction. He spent his journeyman years as a playwright. Before that, however, it was poetry that engaged his pen.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Shadow Puppets

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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

    • 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 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • Songmaster

    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Kidnapped at an early age, Ansset has been raised in isolation at a mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life is filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any other. But Ansset's voice is both a blessing and a curse, for it reflects all the hopes and fears of his audience, and, by magnifying their emotions, can be used either to heal or to destroy.

    Regular price: £21.19

    • 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 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been great. Was only okay.

    • By HR on 03-11-13

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Gatefather

    • The Mithermages, Book 3
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly two thousand years, or at least the first to survive and claim his power, for families of Westil in exile on Earth have a treaty that requires the death of any suspected Gate Mage. The wars between the families had been terrible, until at last they realized it was their own survival in question.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Waste of time"

    • By Mark on 03-11-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Gate Thief

    • Mithermages, Book 2
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Rankin
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can’t control him - and they can’t control him; he is far too powerful. On Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless - he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he must still somehow make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North, for when Danny took that power from Loki, he also took responsibility for the Great Gates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good but enjoyable

    • By ZoeMbubbles on 08-03-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • 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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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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