Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card audiobook
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Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card
Read by Stefan Rudnicki  and Harlan Ellison

Macmillan Audio 9780765317384

The Ender Saga: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427235398

  • ISBN: 9781427235398

Runtime: 10.50 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

Winner of Nebula Awards - Winner, 1985

Among longlisted titles for ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015

Winner of Hugo Award - Winner, 1986

Among longlisted titles for ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 1985

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A pleasure to listen to. Refreshing, highly entertaining and fast-paced. Orson Scott Card is a phenomenal writer. USA TODAY
“This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is given award-winning treatment as an audiobook....Ender's Game offers outstanding production and first-rate narration. Don't miss it. Audio File
Ender’s Game is a must-read book for science fiction lovers, and a key conversion read for their friends who ‘don’t read science fiction.’” Amazon.com, editorial review
“This is a wonderful way to experience Card’s best-known and most celebrated work, both for longtime fans and for newcomers.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English