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Ender's Game

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Orson Scott Card

Narrated By: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison

Date: April 2004

Duration: 11 hours 19 minutes


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.

Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.


  • Matthew F

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Marcos C.

    This was my first fictional audiobook and I loved every moment of it.

  • Travis M.

    not to bad but a little slow I wouldn't listen to it again.

  • Elizabeth F.

    This is by far my favorite book. I've listened to it at least 4 times already and I also have a hard copy that I've read. Perfectly written, perfectly narrated.

  • Raye-Raye

    1000 times better than the movie I’m literally hooked on the series ALL OF EM’

  • Anonymous

    Such a great story that still has relevant themes to this day.

  • Jaron M.

    Good book. Narrator was pretty good

  • Ryan

    My favourite part of this entire reading is the post script by Orson himself. Nothing is better than listening to author himself explaining what went into his creating of the book and discussing his views on the subject matter. A delight to listen to and always a wonderful tale to hear.

  • David S.

    I really enjoyed the book

  • Gary G.

    love everything about this book.

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