Ender's Game

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,242 ratings

Ender's Game Summary

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.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? The only way to find out is to throw the child into ever-harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six-years-old when his training begins. He will grow up fast.

But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. 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. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

This Special 20th Anniversary Edition of the science fiction classic is now digitally remastered with a full cast production. It also contains an exclusive bonus original postscript written and recorded by the author himself, Orson Scott Card!

©1977, 1985, 1991 Orson Scott Card (P)2002 Fantastic Audio, an imprint of Audio Literature
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  • Book 1

    • 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 1,561
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

    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

    • 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 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 682
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't need telling

    • By Matthew Thompson on 05-03-15

    Regular price: £13.19

    • 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 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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