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Ender's Game

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Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison

11 Hours 20 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

April 2004

Audio Book Summary

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut-young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. 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 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.
Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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  • Matthew F

    this is a great book. it has great lessons for being a leader along with being very entertaining.

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  • Yahya H.

    One of my favorite books, if you enjoyed this check out Ender's Shadow.

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  • Eric C

    I originally read this book in middle school and feel in love with the book. I wanted to go to Battle School. I was very disappointed in the movie since it was NO WHERE near true to the book. I enjoyed this reading since ight was unabridged and complete. I enjoyed the commentary by the author who help give more understanding to the story. I did not like when the narrator changed to a different person. I liked the ddifferent voices with the conversations at the beginning of the chapters, but not the change in narrators for different sections.

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  • Brooklyn M

    Amazing!!!!!!! Couldn’t stop listening. So captivating.

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  • Eric H

    Great book, excellent narration. The voice narrator for Valentine was a little obnoxious as she laid heavily into the (baby-voice) which I find very annoying. Everything else was well worth the listen!!

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  • Sara W

    Absolutely horrible. This book has a hard setting to understand

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  • Jesse D

    The narrators did a great job speaking between different characters.

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  • Josh VanAs

    Absolutely amazing! I loved the narration and the story! It was enthralling and I really enjoyed the authors writing style!

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  • Shelby Mccarty

    Brilliant! I loved the book and the narrator. I think I shall continue with the rest of the series.

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  • Christian McGarry

    Really good listen. Much better than the movie (obviously) and the plot and narration really keeps you into the story from beginning to end. There were times when it would slow down a bit, and it took a little to get used to the narration, but when after a small adjustment it swept you up into the story

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